In support of the LGBTQ + community, various brands change their logos to show their support for the community in June, which is celebrated as pride month. It is a time when many celebrate a movement that speaks for dignity, equality, social justice, among other human rights that must be defended across diverse people and across borders.

However, people who are part of the community are subject to a lot of negativity, to put it lightly, and it is not surprising at times when there is a conflict between traditions and liberalism at all times. The first of June, which marks the beginning of pride month, Xbox, the video game brand created and owned by Microsoft, also showed its support by posting its new icon that celebrated LGBTQ + Pride Month on Twitter.

Now someone was not very happy about this and tweeted that they would buy the PlayStation instead. Although it wasn’t very obvious what he was against, the internet decided to draw attention to bigotry anyway.

After which another tweeter pointed out that even Playstation supports LGBTQ + to which he tweeted saying that he would go ahead with the Nintendo Switch at that time. However, the same tweeter also noted that Nintendo also supports the LGBTQ + community.

What followed is a version of tweets involving PC, Microsoft, and Linux until the guy said he would stop gaming at that point and focus solely on sports.

This debacle caused quite a stir on Twitter and everyone talked about what they thought about it. Some argued that the debate could have lasted much longer with the focus shifting to game developers, franchises, and even popular faces in the gaming industry. With many connected to this industry, it was easily possible to attract many more stakeholders to the discussion that could have been going on for much longer. The tweet soon went viral and caught everyone’s attention along with the Xbox logo.

While the tweet itself didn’t catch up as much on Twitter, it did get a lot of attention on Imgur. Here are some comments on the post that caused a stir.

While many pointed out that it was an issue against the LGBTQ + community, many believed that it could also have been a hateful thing against companies using Pride Month as a way to promote themselves and launch marketing campaigns.

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