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Minecraft creator Notch under fire for transphobic tweets

Minecraft creator Notch under fire for transphobic tweets

Notch at the 2011 Game Developers Conference.

Minecraft creator Markus Notch Persson has come under fire for posting transphobic tweets.

The Swedish game developer behind the popular sandbox game has tweeted about trans women on 11 March.

Trans women ‘feel like they are’ women

Replying to a My Little Pony meme stating that trans women are women, the billionaire replied by saying they only ‘feel like they are’.

‘No. They feel like they are, and it’s serious, and deserves love,’ he wrote.

‘My sister thought she was fat and got dangerously thin. At no point was she. At no point did i hate her.’

‘You are absolutely evil if you want to encourage delusion. What happened to not stigmatizing mental illness?’ he furthermore added.

‘There is no love in pretense. There is no you when you appease,’ he also wrote.

Replying to a trans user who seemed to agree with his views, Notch then tried to clarify his previous tweets.

‘I have no idea what it’s like of course, but it’s inspiring as hell when people open up and choose to actually be who they know themselves as,’ Notch wrote.

He also added: ‘Not because it’s a cool choice, because it’s a big step. I guess that’s cool actually nvm.’

His controversial tweets got mixed reactions from fans.

Notch supports straight Pride

Notch left his position at his former development studio Mojang in 2014, after Microsoft acquired it for $2.5 billion.

His controversial views on Twitter have been harshly criticized over the last few years.

In 2017, the billionaire expressed some violent thoughts regarding people who are against the concept of straight Pride.

‘If you’re against the concept of a #HeterosexualPrideDay, you’re a complete fucking cunt and deserve to be shot,’ he wrote in a tweet since deleted.

Screengrab: Twitter

‘By a photographer … with a gun,’ he added in a later tweet.

The developer also replied to a comment suggesting that ‘straight pride is 364 days of the year’ with ‘so is gay pride’.

‘So yeah, it’s about pride of daring to express, not about pride of being who you are. I get it now,’ he then added.

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