Short little hit from Twitter coming up. Many of you probably know Jamie Lee Curtis. She was in one of my favorite movies of all-time, Trading Places. Her mother was the original “scream queen,” Janet Leigh. Her father was the legendary Tony Curtis. She also a liberal activist and sometimes-blogger for The Huffington Post. So maybe people will actually listen to her when she praises the video game community.
Curtis attended Evo 2015, a fighting game tournament that’s held yearly. She went with her family and even cosplayed as Vega from the Street Fighter series. Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 18, 2015
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 19, 2015
It good to see the real story get out there. In reality, the gaming community is one of the most welcoming groups on the entire planet. The media spin doesn’t hold up to real scrutiny, as Ms. Curtis has seen for herself. Even the cumrag known as Kotaku reported on this, but they didn’t mention their role in perpetuating negative stereotypes about gamers. I guess that would be one of those inconvenient truths.