While Social Justice Warriors, feminists, and activists posing as game journalists are ridiculing, mocking, and condemning anyone who even brings up the masculine nature of the female fighters in Mortal Kombat 11 or their stark lack of sex appeal, there are a few members within the FGC who think differently.
The controversial and perpetually hated e-sports player, Low Tier God, may be considered a poorly skilled player within the FGC, but he seems to be one of the only few gamers within the community with the balls to speak up about one of the most obvious traits in Mortal Kombat 11: the women lack sex appeal.
LTG briefly sandwiched his opinion about Jade’s convent-quality threads in between his thoughts on the reveal of the emerald-clad ninja warrior during a video he posted up on February 20th, 2019 over on his YouTube channel.
The initial reaction to her new outfit – which seems genuine enough – starts at around the two minute mark after he gets done with an orotund back-pat for his growing subscriber base.
He initially responds by moaning and saying “Ohhh nooo” in an almost defeated, exasperated way. After the shock wears thin LTG gets into his criticisms of Jade’s appearance, saying…
“Why did you guys do that? No sex appeal, on top of her being a dead character. I know people are going to be like ‘Well in the storyline Sindel killed her, so that’s why she’s a zombie’. I don’t like the whole zombie rendition that they’re doing with these characters. Just bring them back. Come up with an explanation later. I don’t want to play with dead characters. They don’t look cool. No character looks cool in zombie mode. It was corny then, it’s corny now. Wow.”
This was also a common complaint from gamers when Liu Kang died in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and returned in Mortal Kombat: Deception and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon as a zombie.
This time around when gamers complained about Jade returning as an undead revenant while also lacking sex appeal, game journalists and Warner Bros., mocked gamers for this and began claiming that anyone who wanted to see Jade in a sexy outfit was into necrophilia.
I tend to doubt they hopped into Twilight or Vampire Diary Twitter threads to also mock the fangirls for being into necrophilia, but I digress.
The point is that anyone asking for any kind of sex appeal in Mortal Kombat 11 are being shouted down. The excuse most journalists and Social Justice Warriors are using is that Mortal Kombat 11 is now more “realistic” and therefore the women can’t look sexy. However, they don’t seem to have any problems whatsoever with the unrealistic violence or over-the-top magic.
In fact, YouTuber Vee actually has been sharing around an image showing what the game journalists and gaming industry at large think is okay compared to what they think is not okay.
i love how many industry gatekeepers pretends they are idiots regarding mortal kombat censoring the boobies so that its more “journalist” friendly who seem to have joined a puritanical cult and want to dictate what you can and cant buy with your money @OneAngryGamerHD pic.twitter.com/4mLXSnDRre
— vee (@not__vee) February 21, 2019
If you attempt to bring up the lack of sex appeal on the Mortal Kombat sub-reddit you’ll be shouted down and downvoted out of the discussion. If you bring it up on social media you’ll have a bunch of non-gamers filtering into your thread to tell you that you’re a “sexist”, “misogynist” who is an “incel” “MRA”, because apparently the natural sexual inclination that men have toward women is now haram, and even adding fan-service to entertainment media that men might remotely find entertaining or appealing is verboten.
Most gamers would be okay with the new covered up outfits in Mortal Kombat 11 if they could at least have the option to play the female characters in the skimpier outfits that the series was known for over the last two decades. So far, out of the three outfits that NetherRealm has showcased for Jade, none of them are revealing or even remotely sexy, and characters like Sonya, Cassie Cage, and Skarlet are also all covered up from head to toe.
Mortal Kombat 11 has turned into a Burka fest.
Anyway, despite the fighting game community hating Low Tier God, props at least have to go to him for objectively stating what every normal, well-adjusted man who embraces Boner Culture knows: Jade lacks sex appeal in Mortal Kombat 11.
(Thanks for the news tip Vee)