We live in a politically correct world where we use certain words and phrases as so not to offend groups of people. In Skyward Sword, Ghirahim is one of the key villains and some have said he has expressed gay tenancies. Is it offensive or is he just a flamboyant video game villain?
In a feature by Zelda Informer, Dylan James points out that his three major character traits (vanity, narcissism and an attraction to Link) that are played heavily throughout the game are also offensive stereotypes thrown at gay men. He points out that while there is nothing wrong with a gay character, one built upon outdated stereotypes is not the best way to do it.
You can see the rest of his arguments, here.
So, what do you think? Is Ghirahim offensive? Does he cater towards negative stereotypes? Do you find him offensive? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Keep in mind that ZU does not associate with any opinions in the article.
Source: Zelda Informer