If you haven't heard of Overwatch you might be living under a rock, but let's start by saying Tracer is a female character from that upcoming title.
This victory pose, an optional one mind you, caused so much of an uproar that Blizzard actually decided to remove it completely.
Fans were saying that it sexualized her character who is otherwise playful and kinda flirty really. The thing that bothers me about this was simply that have you seen World of Warcraft's Female Draenei walk? No one seems to have a problem with that incredibly sexualized walk, but an optional pose of Tracer's butt is where outraged fans drew the line? There have, of course, been a great deal of arguments for both sides, but ultimately Blizzard is pulling the pose.
Meanwhile the same pose on another female character was left untouched
Hypocrisy at it's finest, apparently women even in games may only be seen as objects of complete purity of blatant sexual icons. It just seems ludicrous to me that people can't handle seeing a butt in tights in our culture without shock and outrage.

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