Petition Asks For Mass Effect: Andromeda Designer To Be Fired For Racism
(Last Updated On: November 19, 2016)

Various people have been making public comments and articles detailing very explicitly racist comments from BioWare designer Manveer Heir, who is currently working on Mass Effect: Andromeda. The situation has grown so tense that some people have decided to broadcast petitions to get Heir fired.

There’s a highly upvoted post on the Donald Trump sub-Reddit with various people claiming that they’ve written in or will write in to BioWare and EA to have Manveer Heir fired.

According to the website North Crane, they’re reporting that 4chan users are planning a mass boycott. However, it seems odd that they would care about this issue now, even though when it was present when #GamerGate was at its peak the entire conversation on 4chan centering around that topic was censored.

The petition doesn’t have a lot of traction right now, sporting only 239 supporters over on Change.org. It was started by a certain Matt Raison and clearly requests that EA “Remove Manveer Heir From His Position at EA Games”.

Despite the petition only gaining the attention of a couple of hundred people, the news about Manveer Heir’s antics have spread to fansites for Mass Effect: Andromeda, with the website Mass-Effect-Andromeda.com pointing out Heir’s inflammatory comments, some of which you can view below.

The comments over time eventually attracted the attention of Ian Miles Cheong, who covered the controversial Tweets from Heir over on Heat Street.

So far Manveer Heir hasn’t seemed particularly repentant or remorseful about his comments, and those who follow Social Justice Warrior politics feel as if it’s not possible to be racist against whites. With his comments being as public as they are, it will be interesting to see whether or not these kind of racist views will affect sales within the white demographic.

This is all the more ironic given that Manveer Heir did a session at the Game Developers Conference on behalf of BioWare Montreal speaking out against misogyny, racism and homophobia back in 2014.

[Update:] According to Twitter user Mug33k, Heir is being backed and supported for the racist comments he’s made on Twitter by the general manager of BioWare, Aaryn Flynn, and the studio director, Yanick Roy. So it’s doubtful writing in to BioWare or signing petitions will get any results.

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  • Jeremy Jensen

    I mean that not really all that racist. If anything he just sounds butt hurt that he’s not white too.

  • L 7 CHAPEL

    WOW. I had no idea about this until I found a link to it posted on a podcast for Mass Effect Andromeda on Game Informer today, this is absolutely incredible… despite who it’s directed at for what racial point of view this is blatantly/boldly the most racist crap I’ve seen in a long long time, and the fact that this guy is so upfront about it is truly disturbing… I was looking forward to this Mass Effect game, but not now.
    I absolutely will not support their company or their products from this point on.
    How dare they do anything other than terminate this individual immediately.

    • L 7 CHAPEL

      and a full and complete public apology is in order at the very least

    • The media refuses to address any acts of racism/sexism/rape committed by those within the Social Justice Warrior community. Just like Matt Hickey excoriated Microsoft for hiring gogo dancers at their GDC after-party, to which Phil Spencer apologized for, but Matt Hickey was arrested and charged with multiple counts of rapes dating back to 2001.

      • L 7 CHAPEL

        Amazing the hipocracy, my personal experience is it tends to take awhile for things to come back around but it will, but double standard always leaves people who are hypocrites with nowhere to run once the momentum catches up to them.
        I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy winds up finding himself without work once their game ships, they had a huge Exodus of talent 11th hour with Mass Effect Andromeda, so I would not count out the corporate double standard once he has served His purpose he’s gone, I’ve seenthis happen, many times…

  • MONKEY.D LUFFY

    HAHAHA 😁😁😁

  • Bruce

    Better idea. Just keep bringing attention to it. Bring attention to Sam Maggs as well and let the consumers bury Bioware. Sam Maggs being hired at Bioware is the most hilarious thing ever. This is a woman who actually tweeted she was going to end the patriarchy.

  • Yeah, it’s weird isn’t it? Because petitions like this usually come from the leftist SJW-feminist fucktards.

    Caucasian men have spent the last decade or so being shat on and being fear-mongered into silence. Time to hit back.

    I would much rather a Trump’s America than Big Sister’s America.

  • Himanshu Goel

    I don’t get it, why do people always fall back onto trying to get people fired for their opinions? Let the idiot say whatever he wants, it’s his opinion. What happened to the freedom of expression we’re so proud of? AFAIK it was the sjw’s who want to police other’s thoughts?

    • Mr Snow

      Because gamers are the weakest willed demographic their is. They know they’re going to buy the game, so they want the guy fired so they feel good about doing it.

      Me, I will never buy another Bioware product again.

      • Himanshu Goel

        I won’t let something like this affect my decision, and probably will end up buying ME: Andromeda depending on what it’s actually like, we just haven’t seen enough to make the preorder worth the risk. I really liked ME3 so I’m looking forward to what they do with Andromeda.

        • Anne Rogers

          Why buy when piracy is an option?

    • Anne Rogers

      Because if if was a white guy expressing the same opinions about “people of color” he would have been fired immediately after the first one. I want to see real equality, which includes equal consequences for one’s actions.

  • Lady ButterBaby

    This guy is why I’m boycotting Mass Effect Andromeda. They will not see a cent from me.

    • MONKEY.D LUFFY

      Dude seriously ??

      • Lady ButterBaby

        Seriously!

    • Anne Rogers

      They haven’t seen a cent from me since KOTOR. A pirate’s life for me…

  • Alistair

    We learn something new today do we all agree that regression SJWs should Butt out whay we play because Its None of they business what so ever.

    If they want to fucking police things get a fucking job, if they can’t just chilll out with mario.

    Oh wait you can’t mario is a damesl in distress trope, play words with friends if regression SJWs has friends that is.

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    The difference is that white people who get called racist get upset because they don’t like having the mirror held up to them. Like if you say things like “go back to whatever country your people are from” and “whatever the fuck it is your people do” and “your people”, you are a racist.

    • YourDaddi

      The difference is you’re an idiot… I laugh when someone calls me racist, one they don’t even know me and two who gives a flying fuck. If you care so much about skin color you’re the prejudice bitch. Racism is just a word. You’re silly actions and reactions are so pathetic. Stupid ass people likes this fucker and every white shaming jerk off at SJW are the reason hate exists. You are the nut that should’ve bee swallowed.

      • Rob

        So since you laugh whenever someone calls you a racist, Manveer should just laugh too right?

        Racism is just a word so Manveer should keep his job right?

        • YourDaddi

          Nope… As an entity that represents a large corporation and a subject that voices opinions that inject hate into society for which he works his job should be lost. I am a customer for the company that he works. I can laugh at the ignorance of people who assume I care about their pigmentation… I care about more substantial qualities in people, the ones that truly define us. Manveers attitude is not one that warrants the position he holds to where he promotes hate of a race because of his bias perception… Either his toungue should be held orb his job lost. This is not a matter of how I feel but how society judges those with hypocritical views… But thank you for trying to find a rationalization for a bigot to keep their job.

          • Rob

            I wasn’t rationalizing for him to keep anything. Some of the comments he made are clearly racist and I think he should be fired for them. My gripe is with the hypocrisy of some of the people upset at this. They’re angry now yet would say the same things in reverse. Can’t imagine they’d want to be fired at their own place of employment for speaking their minds.

          • YourDaddi

            Gotcha… I know that my employer has a strict social media policy… Brand image and all. I would lose my job before anyone complained if I posted the stuff he did.

  • Douggles

    Can’t wait for this game to come out! Woo mass effect!

  • allyoucaneatliberals

    Jesus christ. For sure he’s not Canadian.

  • YourDaddi

    I’d just ignore his pathetic impotent ass… Obviously he’s pissed he isn’t white… What a sad life to always be envious of white people… What a loser lol

  • Noneofyourbusiness

    If you think these comments are racist, you live in an alternate reality. One in which any stepping on the toes of white dominance is racist. Social justice warriors don’t think it’s impossible to be racist against white people, you think that it’s racist any time the world doesn’t revolve around white people.

  • durka durka

    Spread it like wildfire, do it dont wait do it.

  • MusouTensei

    Bioware needs to die.

  • Bobby Restor

    It’s not racists. If he was white it’ll be racist.

  • C G Saturation

    Regressiveware.

    Firing that asshole won’t do much. He’ll just get picked up by another Soros-approved propaganda outlet. They love their cronyism. Better to just not buy their rubbish.

    • durka durka

      “by another Soros-approved propaganda outlet. ”

      i highly doubt soros is behind everything tinfoiled man

  • EnderBean

    Are you guys serious? Must be a bunch of butt hurt guys overly used to your white privilege. I’m no sjw by any means, but I am not blind either. I’m a gamer, work in technology, and black. I can tell you that these communities are extremely non inclusive and sometimes I feel the same way as this guy. Hiring a slew of white kids for the Last Airbender movie? 90% or higher of game protagonists being white men? When was the last time a white man actually feared for his life when stopped by the cops? Has a group of black guys ever lynched a white man while calling him honky? By no means am I saying screw white people because of the actions of a few. I’m just amazed at the response from this guy talking about things that are widespread and known in our society. Hollywood whitewashes things, some white people get so offended about being called racist or connected to racism they scream bloody murder, white men are over represented in media and the corridors of power. Just deal with it these things are true for now.
    If you don’t like what he said don’t buy the game. This way I don’t have to deal with your closeted bigoted selves while I enjoy the game.

    • MusouTensei

      “I’m no sjw by any means”
      Yes you are.

    • 90% or higher of game protagonists being white men?

      Where did you pull this out from? You do know indie games exist right? And a lot of times the main protagonists in those games aren’t white. And don’t pull that “well they don’t count” nonsense because those are basically the only kind of games I buy these days mofo.

      I’m just amazed at the response from this guy talking about things that are widespread and known in our society.

      Maybe because turning the tables on the awful things minorities went through in this country (and some are still going through) will only make whites as angry as the minorities. How the f**k does that help the situation?

      Hollywood whitewashes things,

      Yeah they do, most people would agree about that, but how does being racist against whites help?

      white men are over represented in media and the corridors of power.

      In America whites are the majority numbnuts. If SJWs didn’t take over things like sociology and the sciences you would have learned this in school.

      If you don’t like what he said don’t buy the game. This way I don’t have
      to deal with your closeted bigoted selves while I enjoy the game.

      Dude, you’re in here defending racism while calling other people bigots. Mofo you need to quit snapping selfies, put the dang camera away and pull out a mirror because you need to self-reflect, brother.

    • durka durka

      ” overly used to your white privilege. I’m no sjw ”

      K

      ” I can tell you that these communities are extremely non inclusive and sometimes”

      SURE.

      “Hiring a slew of white kids for the Last Airbender movie?”

      TOTALLY NOT SJW.

      “Has a group of black guys ever lynched a white man while calling him honky”

      Well there is africa and that guy who voted for trump and got beaten by black people.

      ” talking about things that are widespread and known in our society. Hollywood whitewashes things”

      seriously you are not a sjw?

      ” some white people get so offended about being called racist or connected to racism they scream bloody murder,”

      I wonder why they dont like being called racist.

      “don’t buy the game. This way I don’t have to deal with your closeted bigoted selves while I enjoy the game.”

      Totally not sjw guys.

    • Aren’t your types always bitching and crying about equality?

      If you are, then you’re doing it all wrong. I’ll explain to you why.

      If you practised genuine equality, you would realize that a person’s race or gender should NOT even be an issue in any situation. Because equality means 100% equal treatment of everyone as a whole.

      But because you keep harping on about black people not being represented in this and that and how companies need to allocate/reserve positions for black people, you’re actually making yourself a special case. Which means you get to have a special privilege over whites. That sounds like black supremacy pal.

    • Noneofyourbusiness

      Dude, I think we should embrace the term “social justice warrior”. It just means we aren’t racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic butthurt crybabies with no idea what real oppression or exclusion is like.

      • Anne Rogers

        So sheltered liberal white whiners know what ‘real’ oppression is like?

        • Noneofyourbusiness

          Why are you asking me? That description doesn’t apply to me.

          • Anne Rogers

            It applies to most of the self-proclaimed ‘social justice warriors’ though, your ideological comrades in arms, fighting against the “white cishet patriarchy”..

    • Anne Rogers

      Actually there have been. Try looking up black-on-white crimes.

  • Muten

    Light racism is not the worst thing in the world, why fired the guy?

    • MONAD

      Light racism? LIGHT?! YOU CALL THIS LIGHT?!

      • Muten

        I do. Its over the internet, whats the worst thing that can happen?

        If you say something like that in person to a stranger. well, it will be awkward and weird. And if you act on it, then you start getting into trouble.

    • What if every time he wrote “white” we replaced it with “black”… Does this still sound lightly racist?

      I follow too many black dudes, so if you get culled, tough shit. Blame the dominance of your species/race/gender.

      If Hollywood is going to blackwash stories with black actors playing
      non-black roles, those actors should only be credited as “Thug McThug”

      A black person being called ‘racist’ is the closest they’ll ever get to being called ‘cracker’. It upsets them so much

      Black people, I am not here to make you feel comfortable or okay with yourself or the black supremacy you benefit from.

      • durka durka

        use jews for maximum effect

        • MONKEY.D LUFFY

          Hitler was nice guy he let jews use his oven 😂😝

      • Noneofyourbusiness

        Textbook false equivalency. White people are not a discriminated minority, and black privilege and blackwashing are not a thing. You can’t just substitute one word for another as if nothing had a context in the real world.

        • White people are not a discriminated minority, and black privilege and blackwashing are not a thing. You can’t just substitute one word for another as if nothing had a context in the real world.

          That’s a disgusting, bigoted way of looking at the world. So what you’re saying is that if a white person goes to China, since they would be the minority in that region they have the right to call them whatever racial epithets they like since Asians are not a discriminated minority in China?

          You probably won’t answer because common sense isn’t taught in the schools of SocJus.

        • So you seperate and judge people on their race/skin color.

          Way to prove your bigotry and racism.

        • Anne Rogers

          Black privilege- so all those unqualified firefighters and police lieutenants didn’t get their undeserved promotions due to black privilege?

          Didn’t ‘people of color’ all get butthurt over a white woman living as a black woman, calling it ‘blackface’ and that she was ‘lying’- even though blackface implies mockery that didn’t exist in her case and her bosses at the NAACP had no problem with her work?

          Odd how whites that got offended at blacks that ‘passed’ have been called out as racist, yet getting mad at a white woman choosing to live as black is somehow justified?

        • L 7 CHAPEL

          how about the fact that he goes on a racially based tirade,
          accusing others of racism, and he’s being racist himself. is that clear cut enough for you understand?

          • Noneofyourbusiness

            No, he isn’t. He’s pointing out bias. Also, racism is an institution.

          • L 7 CHAPEL

            HE. IS. BIAS. against whites.

          • L 7 CHAPEL

            White is ethnicity, every time you’ve ever been asked to state,on any official form what your race is, you’ll find it there(Caucasian/white) and therefore it is a race yes?/ no?, can you admit that much…? He is calling out, he is not pointing out, he is making racist comments. he is not naming any individuals in any of the incidences he cites, he is including the entire white race for it, and it is the ideal that anything aimed at the Caucasian race or heritage can not inherently be racist it’s called being a hypocrite,
            Because it’s racism.

  • Dre Mosley

    According to the SJW Doctrine, straight white men are fair game and not allowed to be offended.

  • Alistair

    Hmm interesting what the difference from this and others.

    Well the guy look Asian, having a crack about white dudes.

    Devil avacate great because if a white dude said the same shit towards the Asia community we won’t EVER hear the end of it.

    So what is the answer, boycott EA Products bioware is a regression SJWs and EA Is one too because they own bioware.

    I haven’t bought EA games for a very long time now & will continue to do so.

  • Going to offer a contrary opinion here, seeing as so far most of the comments have been the ‘do not be like the SJWs’ line.

    Well, I would say that over the last 3-4 years we’ve tried reasoning with them. We’ve tried debating them. We’ve tried using facts and logic with them. It’s useless.

    We’ve spent the last 3-4 being the good guys. Maybe it’s time to get down off that high horse and hit back. That seems to be the only way to get the message through to these parasites. The difference is though, we would be hitting back with truth, facts and logic, unlike the SJWs.

    After all, GamerGate getting aggressive and hitting back helped Hogan and Thiel take down Gawker.

    Sitting back and being the good guys is precisely what has allowed SJWs to get away with their bullshit in the first place. If you extend it further, I happen to think that this same attitude (along with ignorance and gynocentrism) is what has allowed feminism to take a strong hold in MSM, academia, politics and entertainment media.

    That’s why I don’t really buy the “if you do that then you’re an SJW!” line, it’s a shallow argument that does not take into the account the differences when the anti-SJW side does it.

    Hit back at Bioware by just boycotting them and stop buying their games, that seems to be the best way. Manveer Heir is a racist cunt though, so I won’t feel any guilt nor sympathy if we got him fired. Some people deserve karma and some own medicine, as the saying goes.

    • C G Saturation

      If only we could send all the crazy SJWs to another planet.

      • MusouTensei

        Only if Sun is a planet.

    • durka durka

      “We’ve spent the last 3-4 being the good guys. ”

      You know i kinda wish we could go back to that instead of being shitlords. Thunderfoot explains why Trump is bad for science and how the people he appointed will cause problems and the response he is getting is “STOP BURYING YOURSELF CUCK” What happen to arguments, logic and reason we had during gamergate? Dont be like them godamn it.

      • “What happen to arguments, logic and reason we had during gamergate?”

        GG still has that, the only difference is that they are now more aggressive when doing so. I did mention this in the third paragraph of my post.

        • durka durka

          Does it? Anyone who express a different opinion from the group gets pepe frogs calling him a cuck. I dont mind twitter deleting those accounts because they are nothing more than shit posted on twitter, literally, no arguments, nothing just shit posting filling up everyone’s feed without meaning. Not that deleting them does anything they will make new ones but since most of them are so lazy, deleting them is gonna discourage them from making new accounts shitposting. I miss the old discussions about logic reason and ideas what happen to that?

          • Well, I fully admit that GG is not what what it once was. In fact, half of it has turned into shit. Because from what I can see, it’s been taken over by various ideologues which seem to have split the movement up into various factions.

            For example, there’s the GGRevolt, the GG+ SJW-Lites, the Moderates, etc… I realize that GG has never been a set-rule movement and anyone can do GG anyway they want. But some of those factions, such as GG+ and GG Moderates have deviated away from the original core principles so much that you wonder if they should still be considered GG.

            I cannot speak for other GG members. All I know is that myself, I still stick to GG’s original core principles, which is anti-censorship, freedom of expression/creativity, ethical journalism and anti-PC.

            And to be honest, I don’t really consider myself GG any more. I just follow GG’s core principles.

            “I miss the old discussions about logic reason and ideas what happen to that?”

            That still happens, but far less now.

            There’s a reason for that though. And that reason is because people have realized that trying to use logic, reason, ideas and facts with SJWs doesn’t work.

        • Ghost

          GG stopped being GG when they started letting youtube eguru’s represent them. It’s become an echo chamber, and Durka is right. Anyone that disagree’s or criticizes GG gets shitted all over.

          • GG has never been an organized movement with any set rules. People are allowed to practice GG in whatever way they want. That’s why it’s known as the “leaderless movement”.

            A large part of GG has been taken over by ideologues which has split the movement into various factions, such as GG+/SJW-Lites and Moderates. So depending on which faction of these you disagree with, you’ll be shat on in different ways. For example:

            – If you disagree with GG+: “you’re a sexist, misogynist, racist, homophobic basement dweller”

            – If you disagree with Moderates: “you’re a bigot because you think SJW censorship is a bad thing”

            The whole thing has become a bit of a mess, and quite frankly, a load of shambles to be honest.

  • LurkerJK

    good luck with that, Bioware in its entirety is sjw central, everyone with a drop of talent packed their bags and took off a long time ago from the company

    If you want this guy out just stop buying their games, once the sales get low enough EA will do the job for you

  • anopolis

    he’s certainly not against working for a couple of white guys…who “let” him comment on issues or speak on things…if he hated the man too much he wouldn’t take their money…or need their permission to speak his mind…his words say one thing, but his actions say another. He needs to get off the white tit…go be his own man, make some SJW game where there are no straight white dudes in the universe..it’d sell like hot cakes.

  • Sandcat

    No worries. I’ll wait for the Denuvo crack and upload a terabyte of ME:A.

    • MONKEY.D LUFFY

      We count on you 👍

  • Anthony Lee Davis

    Eh. Our country was founded on racism. I’m from Georgia and trust me when I tell you that ppl (white ppl) down there use racial slurs more than cuss words. Sounds to me like this guy had a bad experience.

  • Cats736

    I’m curious how he hasn’t been fired already.

    Not going to be signing a petition for it, though.

    • LurkerJK

      He picked a fight with the Deus Ex devs for no reason too and nothing, that would have gotten anyone fired a few years ago

      The only conclusion is that his thoughts are in line with company policy, Bioware went beyond having a few sjws inside, the whole company is acting like a SJW, and considering how many ppl left my guess is that they cleaned house, only sjws and meek slaves remain

  • Mod Alt Shadist

    I will not resort to tactics I hate when our opponents use them.

    “No bad tactics” is always a shit idea.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Yeah, Manveer is a gigantic piece of shit, but we shouldn’t stoop to their level. Let Bioware employ garbage like that. I just won’t purchase their games, though there are a myriad of reasons I won’t anyway.

  • Gorgon

    But don’t you know it’s not possible to be racist against white people? Only white people can be racist, especially white men. Especially straight white men. Those are the worst.

    • It’s also not possible to be sexist against men too…

      • Noneofyourbusiness

        Enjoy Trump.

        • That salt still flowing after bitch Hillary lost, libtard?

          As for Trump, no-one knows for sure what he’s going to do yet. Therefore, I think it might be a good idea to reserve judgement before rioting, protesting, slandering him, attacking his supporters and advocating for his assassination.

          Inb4 “wah wah but he sexually assaults wymmin wah wah”