Polygon Writer Slut-Shames Bayo, But Loves His Porn

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The new Bayonetta 2 is getting near universal praise in the week before its release. That admittedly doesn’t mean much, with the state of gaming journalism, but it is notable. One early outlier, is the review from Polygon. In it, staff writer Arthur Gies admits that the gameplay, and just about everything else in the game is spectacular. But, he still gives it a 7.5 due to the ‘over sexualization” of the main character. You literally cannot make this shit up, at this point. The SJW Tumblrverse mentality strikes again.

But, not only is Gies an idiot, he’s also a hypocrite. You see, Mr. Gies himself is a member of the fairly well-known pornography site Suicide Girls. How in the hell could Bayonetta 2 be more objectifying to women than actual pornography? What kind of deluded mind actually thinks that is logical? It might not be the biggest example of hypocrisy we’ve reported on here, but it is one of the most striking.

Personally, I have no problem with pornography, or with Bayo. I also don’t have any problems with religious programming, or Shark Week, or anything else. I just figure everyone can make and enjoy the things they want to make and enjoy. If the market supports it, then it’s fine. The problem is, people like Gies and his SJW Mafia friends can’t handle an arrangement like that. So, they spend their time trying to transform our media and entertainment instead.

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If these people were at least consistent, then I might have some kind of respect for them. They aren’t though…not in the slightest. They kick back and enjoy their pornography on the low, while they publicly try to shame us for liking one of the best games of the year because it has some T&A. To hell with these people, and their critiques. We don’t need them anymore.

 

TheRalph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • DeathBattleFan123

    “The game is AWESOME, but don’t get it because the main character is HAWT.”

    ROFL, are you serious? If anything, that *encourages* me to buy the game.

    • Guest

      Boobs trigger me. 7/10

      • KLLRFRST

        Do you have a Patreon we can donate and Tweet about?

      • Marcus Dubious

        He was probably breast fed until he was 15.

        • ZordonFreeman

          Na, I bet when he saw his mums breasts he Immediately put himself up for adoption.

    • C G Saturation

      The irony here is the anti-GG pro-ignorance crowd keep arguing “it’s only about the games”. Then they support hypocrites like Gies scoring a game down because of perceived sexuality.

      Or they say “I can go elsewhere! It doesn’t affect me! La la la la!”
      Selfish assholes will be the death of the rest of us.

  • Red Lagoon

    Where do you find this things? Investigation is nice sometimes 🙂 Wish all media would do some investigation 🙁

    • KLLRFRST

      No, we must not. We should accept everything at face value, lest we anger the SJW overlords. When LW says she was harassed and doxed by Wizardchan, we must not ask for proof, lest we be called victim blamers. I mean, if we did that, then that might lead to something silly, like investigating rape accusations and not automatically assuming the man is guilty simply based on a woman’s word. How crazy would that be?

    • C G Saturation

      Mainstream media intentionally does not investigate. They are only interested in pushing their agenda and narrative.

      You should hear the ridiculous tripe peddled by “news outlets” that I have to put up with every day. They constantly spew putrid feces from their mouthes and nobody ever bothers verifying or questioning anything.

      I sometimes meet people who argue, “why would the mainstream lie?”
      Sigh.

  • Juan Piece

    I’m pretty sure Gies is gonna justify the SG account by saying something among the lines of “I’m supporting a site run by women for women y-you misogynerd! ” or some dumb shit like that.

    • JohnnyBNerdy

      Nah, he says he made that account 10 years ago…so it’s assumed that he’s lost all taste in scantily-clad women? Maybe he was in an accident that mutilated his junk and now he’s developed a complex that triggers him to hate anything sexualized, because he can’t physically have sex anymore?

      Honestly, we should feel bad for him. He can’t help it!

      • Juan Piece

        The funny thing is in the SG website they’ll tell you if a member isn’t active/not paying anymore right next to their name. If that screen cap is recent then he’s still a paying member and a huge hypocrite.

    • KLLRFRST

      To which we can retort, “Bayonetta was a female character designed by an Asian woman, you racist misogynist pissbaby!”

    • This is fantastic.

      • Wonderful isn’t it? The shocking amount of hypocrisy surrounding these nutjobs is just… it’s mindblowing, truly it is.

  • Greg

    Bought the game because of that review

  • Sand Ripper

    Funny thing is, the Bayonetta character was designed by a woman.

    • Thanatos2k

      She just has internalized misogyny!

    • C G Saturation

      I remember people whining that the Tales of Graces character designs were clearly made by pedophiles. In actuality, the Tales of Graces character designer is female.

      The West just can’t seem to fathom the fact that there are lots of women out there who are talented, skilled, intelligent and FREE without needing to resort to playing the victim, or shamelessly blaming all of their own terrible personality quirks on men.

      • Wait, what? I’ve never heard anything about anyone complaining about ToG characters being designed by pedophiles. What the hell?

      • Tim Nilsson

        Generalizing “The West” as whatever screeds du jour published on the Internet by social justice politickers is no less an untruthful blanket statement as the ones this website routinely criticizes. Especially when one considers the number of women who are CEOs in Fortune 500 companies or otherwise hold important professional roles and are free to express themselves.

      • Tim St Pierre

        It isn’t the West, it’s the Liberal Progressives that can’t seem to fathom anything remotely resembling common sense.

  • Jess

    Even the women who complain about Bayonetta’s hotness by the law of averages are likely to be one of those people reading 50 Shades of Grey on public transport. Do me a favour.

  • Problem Raptor

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  • Pepper

    Slut shames fictional women. Objectifies real women before throwing them under the “prostituted women” category like Anita would. Come back to reality!

  • Richard Drakos

    This is the very reason GamerGate needs to continue on. In a game about a women fighting demons with guns on her shoes, the thing that “triggers” these special snowflakes is she has boobs? You can’t make this stuff up. lol

    • C G Saturation

      Having boobs = misogyny.
      Being feminine = misogyny.
      Playing games = misogyny.
      Disagreeing with blatant corruption = misogyny.
      Having a penis = misogyny.
      Having a vagina = misogyny.

      Doing anything = misogyny.

      So many people actually believe all of the above. The implantation of the corrupt cabal’s illogical narrative has clearly been successful on the ignorant populace.

  • Sand Ripper

    I also like how one of Gies’ “turn-ons” is “integrity in interpersonal and public affairs”.

    • Cyberxion

      He’s forever flaccid.

    • janon

      The sad thing is he really believes that any woman who actually has sex with men wants to hear anything *remotely* like that from the guy she’s going to bang.

      Of course he can probably still qualify to marry and support a chick, and get bi-annual pity sex (while she secretly humps the guys he rages against online), using that line…

  • Dogra

    Figures this guy would have shitty taste in porn too.

  • KLLRFRST

    The best part of this game coming out is watching LW2’s puppetmaster continually spewing his brain farts all over Twitter and talking as if this game is the primary source of oppression against women all over the world. Because women getting beaten and raped never happened until Pac-Man was invented.

    • tetrisdork

      It was fun waking up to read Dekim/JonnyMac spew his brand of “intellectual” crazy.

  • Fatherless

    What an eloquent takedown!

  • Steve

    R-R-REKT!

  • SLAMNDAN

    From that profile pic;

    “Makes me Happy: Integrity in interpersonal and public affairs”

    What a fucking clown.

  • Thanatos2k

    Exposed. The hypocrisy is staggering.

    • Gregg Braddoch

      “Exposed.”

      Pun intended, or happy accident?

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  • C G Saturation

    I spoke with a Japanese friend about this today. We had a good laugh over how ridiculous Western gaming “journalism” is, and how this kind of utter bullshit does not exist in Japan.

  • Sheeyt

    Well he’s just taking pointers from his idol ZQ. You know the feminist that is against exploitation of women….. Except for when she was allowing herself to be exploited by working, and posing for a Suicide Girls wannabe website.

    • Gregg Braddoch

      And don’t forget the whole ripping off and hating on the photographer bit from ZQ also.

  • CaioNV

    At this point, does anyone doubt that Polygon only give high scores to paid reviews and just found ANY reason to give it a lower score because Nintendo didn’t want to pay them?

    Well, TBH, could have been click-bait too. But I’m sure the author doesn’t even believe what he wrote.

  • Beneficence

    Can someone explain this “hypocrisy” to me?

    Just because someone likes porn doesn’t seem to mean that they must want porn in their video games. That’s like saying that if you like Cubist paintings you’re a hypocrite if you say that GTA3 had crappy character models.

    • Cyberxion

      Dumb oversimplification is dumb.

      The problem isn’t so much that the dude likes to wank to porn, but it’s that the dude does it, but still tries to publicly feign disgust over the shape of a fully clothed female character’s ass. I mean, not for nothin’, but even in the sequences where she’s going all out and she appears to be nude, he’s seeing markedly less skin there than he does in those pics he likes to wank to.

      And why the fuck should he care? I mean, if the dude digs porn, more power to him, but why draw the line at videogames? What about ’em makes him uncomfortable that maintaining a publicly visible profile on a porn site doesn’t?

    • janon

      No. It’s not like anything you said. At all.

      He doesnt “not like porn in his video games”.

      He rages against *objectification of women* in games because of a scantily clad cartoon character while *in real life* supporting *actual objectification of real women* by subscribing to a porn site.

      Prior to the current wave of morons, PORN was *always* considered horribly damaging to women.

      Today somehow you “SJW” types want to try to flip the dialogue and claim that ACTUAL PORN is “empowering” and not degrading or objectifying of women, but *animated characters in video games* actually are.

      See how moronic that sounds? Because that is what this is about.

      Avoid searching for idiotic analogies to prove your bias and just look at issues objectively instead. You’ll be better off.