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Russia Bans Overwatch Comic

Postby Greater South » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:57 am

This has been a thing for quite some time, infact last year, so because nobody has brung this up, I will.

Overwatch's comic series, which attempts to add more backstory to the swathe of characters inside the team shooter, has just published its Christmas special. Alongside festive cheer, present-giving and the rest, the issue reveals that Tracer is gay. She shares a kiss with her partner after sharing presents, and that's about it. While Overwatch has insinuated that the game's cast may have more than one LGBT character, this is the first time it's been pointed out explicitly. It's all too explicit for Russia, and the country has banned the comic.

While it's not saying the reason outright, the ban is likely due to the kiss between two women, falling under "gay propaganda" aimed at minors.

As Kotaku reports, Russian Overwatch fans can see the cover, but cannot click through. Instead they get a huge warning box outlining that the comic isn't available "in accordance with Russian law", which implies of laws targeted against LGBT people.

https://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/12/overw ... ganda-law/

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:05 am

It's been almost a year since they did this. It's not really news.
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Postby Dylar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:46 am

Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?

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Postby Albrenia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:52 am

Dylar wrote:Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?


Uh... this is Russia. The people's freedom is of no concern to them.

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Postby Dylar » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:53 am

Albrenia wrote:
Dylar wrote:Oh well. The comic sucked anyways mainly because it was trying to create a back story of a TF2-like FPS. Which just doesn't go well...
That being said, Russia shouldn't have banned it as it wasn't exactly "gay propaganda" just more of "appealing to the masses." Let people read whatever they want, you know?


Uh... this is Russia. The people's freedom is of no concern to them.

*shrugs* Fair enough.

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Postby Topoliani » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 am

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Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:57 am

At least they have some sense of morality.
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Postby Albrenia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:59 am

Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


I'm hoping that's sarcasm, but from your sig I'm guessing not.

Oh well.

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:12 am

Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


So how is this "moral"?
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Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:21 am

Vassenor wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:At least they have some sense of morality.


So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:23 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.


Guess we need to ban anything that depicts two consenting adults kissing then.
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Tracer isn't gay, she's a Lesbian!

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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:37 am

The Empire of Pretantia wrote:Tracer isn't gay, she's a Lesbian!

t. Thousands of pedantic cunts on the internet.


Pretty sure they're too busy claiming it's just a platonic kiss so they can still fantasise about banging her.

At least if the flood of MY WAIFU IS DEAD and allegations of SJW pandering on the Blizzard forums were anything to go on.
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Postby Haggeliania » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:40 am

God bless Russia!

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Haggeliania wrote:God bless Russia!


For what?
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:43 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
So how is this "moral"?

Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.

TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:44 am

Vassenor wrote:
Haggeliania wrote:God bless Russia!


For what?

You know damn well what for
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Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:45 am

Thermodolia wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:Russia treats homosexual images as pornographic material (they made Sims only playable for 18+ 'cause the homosexual relationships). You don't show porn to minors anywhere; according to their logic, it's moral. And I agree.

TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings

They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.
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Osnil Returns wrote:
Thermodolia wrote:TIL that kissing is porn. Guess we better put black trash bags over our women. Wouldn't want any lustful feelings

They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.


...So what makes this pornographic?
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Postby Osnil Returns » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am

Vassenor wrote:
Osnil Returns wrote:They did not ban comics that had heterosexual couples kissing.


...So what makes this pornographic?

Yes.
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Postby Vassenor » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:48 am

Osnil Returns wrote:
Vassenor wrote:
...So what makes this pornographic?

Yes.


Is not an answer.
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Postby Aellex » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:50 am

Vassenor wrote:
Pretty sure they're too busy claiming it's just a platonic kiss so they can still fantasise about banging her.

At least if the flood of MY WAIFU IS DEAD and allegations of SJW pandering on the Blizzard forums were anything to go on.

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