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EA fixing The Sims 4 gay name block

An issue that prevents players of The Sims 4 from uploading characters with specific homosexual name references is being remedied by EA.

A video by Why Stuff Is Great, seen below, shows that while players can create avatars with words such as ‘gay’, ‘queer’, ‘lesbian’ or ‘homosexual’ in their name or description, they are then unable to upload them to the public gallery or share them online.

An error message says that it is not allowed as the character contains a forbidden word”.

However, EA has said that an upcoming update tot eh game will correct the problem.

"The Sims has a long history of supporting stories that players want to tell, irrespective of gender preference," an EA rep told Kotaku.

"The Gallery uses an automated filtering program that filters out certain words, including some of the ones you mentioned below. We are aware of have been working on a fix, which will be out soon."

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