Inverse, SJW Media Outlet Calls Overwatch League Teabagging Sexual Abuse
Overwatch Teabag

If you type in “Overwatch teabagging” into Google, the Leftist-driven agitprop search engine will direct you to Leftist Social Justice Warrior outlets decrying Korean Overwatch League player Jae-hyeok “Carpe” Lee from the Philadelphia Fusion for teabagging an opponent on the Shanghai Dragons while playing as Tracer.

Inverse, on April 30th, 2018 published an article explaining how the act of teabagging is “sexual assault”, with author Corey Plante writing…

”Despite it happening to digital avatars, the practice is still widely considered in poor taste. Teabagging is a horrifying act of sexual assault in real-life, which is why so many take extreme offense to its representation in video games.

 

“Teabagging is a fairly common practice in many competitive online games (anecdotally a very toxic community to begin with). Getting teabagged is always a frustrating experience, mainly because it’s adding insult to the injury of in-game death, and even worse, it foster an unwelcome environment for those that might want to avoid triggering examples of sexual abuse.”

The “triggering example of sexual abuse” was actually captured during the match between the Philadelphia Fusion and Shanghai Dragons, which you can view below. The clip is only 24 seconds long and the act itself lasts for barely micro-faction of a second.

Plante then goes on to criticize people criticizing Social Justice Warriors for turning this into a nontroversy, writing…

“Typical of the wider gaming community, tons of gamers are complaining about the people who are supposedly complaining about the teabagging, spewing vitriol about “SJWs”. Yet it’s virtually impossible to find anybody that actually complained about the teabagging.”

Actually, Plante’s article is one of the examples complaining about teabagging in Overwatch. In fact, if you type in “Overwtach teabagging”, as mentioned at the top of the article, here are the top results fed to you by Google:

These articles also appear in the general GNews feed under the general “Overwatch” search term. So even if certain people didn’t care, Google is still feeding them SJW propaganda, trying to inculcate them with partisan-fueled belief that teabagging in games is somehow equivalent to sexual abuse.

This is par the course for Google’s agenda driven algorithms and Leftist-slanted propagation of news and information provided in the search results. This has been happening across both Google and YouTube in a far more aggressive manner since the engine overhaul last year in June when they introduced the “Authority” algorithm that was design to combat “fake news”. These changes reduced the visibility of many alternative news sites, while on the YouTube side it meant many YouTubers faced fewer views for certain channels and reduced subscription growth, as reported by the New York Times and Video Maker. There’s also a video about it from Creator Fundamentals.

But sites like Inverse aren’t alone in their push to turn competitive in-game depictions into measurably equivalent acts of sexual violence.

French-Canadian outlet MultiJoueur journalist, Alban Quénoi, also followed lock-step in sync with the narrative, classifying the act of teabagging in Overwatch as “bad” in an article published on April 30th, 2018, which was part of an overarching theme based on how uncouth the gaming community is.

This is similar to another teabagging nontroversy that took also place recently at PAX East, where two journalists claimed that a developer teabagged a female game journalists during a demonstration. Most normal people ignored it, but the journalists tried to get some kind of reprimand handed down against the developer.

As for the Overwatch League… this is just another entry in the long-line of “micro” offenses that the Overwatch fandom has pretentiously outsourced from their community into the wider gaming sphere, all for the sake of perpetuating the stigma that they’re the most insufferable gaming community in the history of existence.

(Main image courtesy of SFMDownUnder1)


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