A popular video game series made an announcement that stunned both players and parents.
The update made to the popular game “The Sims 4” was shared on Twitter by the “Libs of TikTok” account.
One of the updates includes that of a “top surgery scar.”
According to the statement issued by EA Games, “Under the same Body category, all players can find a Body Scars category with an option for Teen and older male Sims (masculine or feminine frame) to add a Top Surgery Scar to their Sims.”
Additionally, the update will include a category for binders and shapewear.
“With this update, players can find two new assets in Create a Sim. Under the Tanks, in the Tops category, you will find a Binder top asset for your Teen and older Sims. In the Underwear category for Bottoms, there is a new shapewear asset for your Sims as well!” the statement reads.
The Sims game announced a new update which has the option to make a teen character non-binary or transgender by giving them double mastectomy scars and chest binders.
The Sims is advertised for ages 12+
They’re teaching young healthy girls that it’s ok to chop off their breasts pic.twitter.com/pL3IKviqQB
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) February 1, 2023
Several Twitter users weighed in on the update.
One user wrote, “This is just wrong.”
This is just wrong https://t.co/ode66ohV0d
— Alberta Separatist (@AlbertaSeparat3) February 1, 2023
Another responded, “Good lord the Sims is beyond woke.”
Good lord the Sims is beyond woke. https://t.co/C5m0dNCIwy
— Noctis Draven (@DravenNoctis) February 1, 2023
One users shared, “I’m so glad I’m a Millennial and not Gen Z. Go on – make your dumb, little argument about how this isn’t indoctrination. We’d love to hear it.”
— Rudy (@theneonrequiem) February 1, 2023
One tweet argued, “We are witnessing the fall of Rome on repeat. Rampant degeneracy/moral decay. High inflation and political instability. This is not the world i wanted my kids growing up in. Wake up!”
Unbelievable. We are witnessing the fall of Rome on repeat. Rampant degeneracy/moral decay. High inflation and political instability. This is not the world i wanted my kids growing up in. Wake up! https://t.co/XWtlu3xp9A
— Alexander Ellefsen (@4lexEllefsen) February 1, 2023
A parent tweeted she “never approved of sims for my kids.”
I never approved of sims for my kids
— Emma (@emma_chemist2) February 1, 2023
Last year, the game received the update in which players can choose their pronouns.
“The Sims 4” producer John “SimGuruDuck” Faciane said at the time, “While this update isn’t the be-all end-all of representation of nonbinary and other gender diverse folks, we strongly feel that it’s important for us to approach better inclusivity over time as we figure out ways to work within the limitations of our code.”
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