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This Video Game Brought to You By FAGS. Oh, That’s Offensive?

Homophobia in video games? You don’t say! But what about videogames with anti-gay public service announcements? Starring professional athletes?

Call of Duty‘s new edition “Modern Warfare 2,” which drops Nov. 10, is being promoted with this fake PSA, voiced by Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels. As he tells it, he hates playing the game when opponents just randomly toss grenades about; that sort of thing is “for pussies.”

This message is brought to you by: “Fight Against Grenade Spam.” You know, FAGS.

Game maker Infinity Ward, which hoped the video would spread virally, yanked it. But everyone is just overreacting, right?