“There’s No Need to Make Fictional Characters Gay.” Discuss.

When the trailer to the popular video game The Last of Us: Part II was released in 2017, one of the first things I saw was a great public discussion about the fact that one of the main characters, Ellie, is seen kissing a girl.

Some of the main comments that were posted online after the trailer was released revolve around the opinion that the topic of homosexuality is nothing more than an unnecessary distraction within the game.

One commenter said: ‘Homosexuality has absolutely no relevance to the masterful post-pandemic world that Neil and Bruce created and, frankly, doesn’t make a person more or less important or relatable, therefor