Microsoft Had a Savage Response to Twitter User Mocking Pride-themed Xbox Controllere

Pride Month often sees many brands change their logo to a rainbow flag to honor the LGBTQ community. However, Xbox did something extra special this month by launching a “Pride console” featuring 34 brands representing the LGBTQIA+ community. But the Xbox specialty doesn’t stop there. When one user criticized the Pride console on Twitter, the gaming brand had a perfect response.

The response posted by Xbox in response to an unimpressive user has been welcomed by netizens. Shortly after the Microsoft-owned gaming brand tweeted about its new console, one user commented, “Nobody asked for it.” Xbox wasn’t going to leave this show, and they responded to the comment in the most brutal way, “And nobody asked you to respond, but here we are.”

Sharing a snapshot of this interaction on Twitter, IGN’s Senior Editorial Producer wrote, “Hey Xbox, never change.” Another user replied to this conversation and wrote, “I didn’t ask for it, but it’s cool.”

In a statement shared by Xbox on June 1, the brand revealed that Pride Controller is not part of a token that many brands wield just to appeal to the vigilante culture. But this isn’t just a console,” the statement from the gaming company reads. Xbox said the Pride Controller is a symbol of the LGBTQIA+ communities that inspired its creation and an invitation to continue efforts toward inclusion and representation in all gaming spaces.

One can customize the types of flags they want on the gaming console. Options range from flags representing Graysexuals to the Genderflux flag, along with the more popular rainbow flag representing Pride. Other tags available for options are – multi-sex, multi-sex, demigirl, Trigender, Transgender, gender queer, pansexual, queer, and more.

Microsoft also donates money to several LGBTQIA+ nonprofits, including OutRight Action International, African Rainbow Family, the National Center for Gender Equality, Mermaids, the Lavender Rights Project, and Fulcrum UA. Xbox also added that it’s more important than ever to realize that systems of inequality based on gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, class, gender identity, and other forms of discrimination intersect and ultimately affect us all.

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