Starfield Pronouns Controversy
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Starfield Pronouns Meltdown Controversy, Explained

The dispute over Starfield's character creation.

If you’ve been exploring the Starfield forums, you may have heard about the meltdown from YouTuber HeelVsBabyface, who expresses his distaste for the character creation. Given that the video can be overwhelming to grasp, we’ll explain everything you need to know about this Starfield pronoun controversy.

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What Is the Starfield Pronouns Option Controversy?

The Starfield meltdown controversy involves players who disagree with Bethesda’s take on the pronoun options in character creation, indicating that users shouldn’t have the freedom to choose. HeelVsBabyface’s recent video also voices his opinion, stating how the entertainment industry is inserting too many “current-day” elements into their projects. While a few Starfield players agree with his statement, many are on the opposing side of this rant and don’t see the pronoun selection as a problem.

If you haven’t been able to play Starfield, you can choose from ‘He/Him,’ ‘She/Her,’ and ‘They/Him,’ regardless of gender. Some players have noted that pronouns are rarely discussed after the creation, so it’s not something that could entirely alter your gameplay. Yet, it has still pushed others over the edge, as they have either asked for a refund or boycotted the game altogether.

Aside from the YouTuber, Dr. DisRespect has also been involved in the controversy, where he was ultimately refused from a Starfield partnership after making comments about the pronouns.

On the other side of the coin, Starfield fans have continued to express their support for the character creation and believe the dispute could open the door for more games to include this feature.

Bethesda has yet to comment on this controversy, but there may be other updates about it as more users hone in on this meltdown.

Now that you have a better grasp of the Starfield pronoun controversy, you can learn more about the game by checking out our voice actor list. Be sure to also explore the relevant links below to view additional content about the game.

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Kristina is a Staff Writer and has been with Twinfinite for more than a year. She typically covers Minecraft, The Sims 4, Disney Dreamlight Valley, anime, Call of Duty, and newly released games. She loves the Metal Gear Solid series (Snake Eater especially), Rockstar's Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, primarily when there's a horse or a cat. She has a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and grew up gaming on the islands.