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Modder Banned Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Mod In 'Marvel's Spider-Man'

Imogen Donovan

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Modder Banned Over Anti-LGBTQ+ Mod In 'Marvel's Spider-Man'

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A Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered modder has been banned from Nexus Mods for a mod that replaced the pride flags in New York City with the American flag.

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Titled "Non-Newtonian New York," the description of the mod identified the "Newton's Prism's artifacts" as the target of the changes. However, in the posts from the community, players praised the ability to not see pride flags in the game anymore and said that those upset over the mod were "hypocrites" and "groomers."

I suppose this is the part where I say something like we shouldn't worry overly as this is a vocal minority. Unfortunately, the fact that the mod saw almost 300 downloads in its first 24 hours undermines that statement. Players who were shocked by the mod were defending LGBTQ+ identities in the entry on the website and ridiculing the people who could be so offended by a flag. Ultimately, Nexus Mods has had the last word.

A spokesperson for the website has confirmed that the mod has been removed and the user's multiple accounts have been banned as they are "no longer welcome on Nexus" (thanks, We Got This Covered).

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Inevitably, there will always be a shadowy side to the Internet that believes the passive reference to LGBTQ+ pride on the streets of a virtual version of New York City is an issue that must be rectified. There is another flag mod that replaces the pride flag with the progress pride flag, which adds the colours black and brown to represent people of colour and pink, light blue and white to represent trans, gender non-binary, intersex and those across the gender spectrum. And, there's a trans pride Spider suit that encourages those who download it to donate to The Trevor Project to support LGBT youth.

Topics: Marvels Spider Man, Spider Man, Mods

Imogen Donovan
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