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Kenta Asano's illustration shows Bridget and her teddy bear Roger in Guilty Gear Strive.

That transphobic electronic mail was bullshit blazing.
Image: Arc System Works

Transphobic avid gamers appear to be getting surprised by details once more as one appears to have impersonated an Arc System Works consultant and despatched out a faux electronic mail to gamers, insisting that common, returning Guilty Gear Strive character Bridget isn’t transgender.

The deception got here to gentle when Arc System Works’ official Twitter account made a tweet indicating that somebody impersonating a customer support consultant had been spreading “fabricated images made to look like official responses.” While Arc System Works’ tweet was obtuse, and low on specifics as to what precisely the misinformation pertained to, Twitter consumer JohnXuandou tweeted that the imposter in query had despatched out a spoofed electronic mail saying that Bridget wasn’t trans.

“A bunch of the replies to this are already going ‘MAKE AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT!’ They did, you fucking morons. It’s in the game,” JohnXaudou mentioned in a reply to their authentic tweet. “You can go play it right now. Bridget’s arcade mode and the fucking character encyclopedia both state Bridget is a girl. You are dumb.”

Kotaku has reached out to Arc System Works for remark.

Read More: Fan Fave Bridget Joins Guilty Gear Strive, Comes Out As Trans

Alongside popping out as the most recent legacy Guilty Gear character to affix Strive’s fray of battle-tested heroes throughout EVO 2022, Bridget additionally got here out as transgender. While most followers rallied in help for Bridget’s popping out by means of posting fanart, memes, and modding Strive in order that she dons the trans satisfaction flag, the information additionally introduced out the standard chuds who gnash their tooth and hyperventilate every time they’re reminded trans folks exist.

Arc System Works’ tweet about the impersonator is littered with replies asking the company to make an “official” statement on Bridget’s gender history, despite the hard evidence the newly updated Guilty Gear Strive single-player mode has already given on the matter. Seeing as how Bridget’s outfit, official bio, and voice traces reaffirm that, sure, Bridget does actually now establish as a lady, I feel the parents on-line asking for Arc System Works to make an official assertion on her gender are coping one thing fierce. In the phrases of Michael Jordan: “Stop it. Get some help.”



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