On Thursday, Markus Persson, the billionaire creator of Minecraft, also known at “Notch” on Twitter, tweeted a very homophobic message. Even though he quickly deleted it, the hashtag he used started to trend on Twitter.
Below is the screenshot of his tweet:
He deleted his original tweet but followed up his original tweet saying “by a photographer”, “with a gun”.
((With a gun))
— Notch (@notch) June 29, 2017
He was met with plenty of backlash.
There was one response where the user explained why gay pride matters.
The point of pride is coming out of the closet in a society where people will shun you and deny you basic rights for that.
— Andres Osinski (@AndresOsinski) June 29, 2017
Perrson replied to that reply and seemed understanding. He said, “Well ok, good point. I will foolishly stand by my other statements for hate baiting though.”
Here are other responses that he received for his hateful tweet:
no matter how sad you get, no matter how down in the dumps you are just remember: notch has everything and remains a miserable piece of shit
— Freddie Miles Prower (@griph) June 29, 2017
Notch: Tweets out hateful and uneducated opinions constantly
Also Notch: I'm so alone. Why does nobody like me?
— Ryan Benno (@BryanRenno) June 29, 2017
I think notch has a point and should have his own day. National Fat Wad Sad Sack Living Alone For All Eternity Pride Day is next Tuesday
— Rich Lowtax Kyanka (@lowtax) June 29, 2017
Notch is like if Willy Wonka picked Augustus Gloop to run the factory instead of Charlie.
— Cassandra (@ChrisWarcraft) June 29, 2017
I felt bad when Notch was like 'being rich alienates you, where are muh friends :(' but now it's evident they just hated him cos hes a prick
— Barry (@TheBarrylad) June 29, 2017
It probably comes as no surprise that Perrson has made pro-Trump statements in the past.
If he's what we need to suffer to clean up corruption in the western world, absofuckinglutely. https://t.co/WeGWfyY7hq
— Notch (@notch) January 30, 2017