The dream of next-generation graphics has always been to most accurately recreate the real world on the computer. Sometimes, gamers, be careful what you wish for.
Recently, Twitter users rallied together to dunk on an angry gamer upset that Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn and the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West (releasing this Friday) has peach fuzz on her face like a normal human woman, though the user called it "a beard."
Qenk podés explicarme porque carajos aloy tiene barba ? pic.twitter.com/uamkZnkYv7
— Xbot without Activision exclusives (@9Santy1) February 14, 2022
Many women (and men) have a little bit of hair on their face, called vellus hair or "peach fuzz." It's often thin and translucent, making it barely noticeable to the human eye.
Of course, this isn't the first time Aloy has been the target of gamer ire, as many expressed the Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist in the sequel Forbidden West appears too masculine compared with her first iteration. This led to a swarm of controversy last May over her redesign that left many people with negative impressions of gamers rolling their eyes. @9santy1's tweet revived that sentiment, as seemingly all who came across the translated screenshot of their tweet took a shot at him to the effect of him never having seen a woman.
Tell me you’ve never been up close to a woman, without telling me you’ve never been up close to a woman…
This dude will go first: pic.twitter.com/glRRULUJjT
— Jesse Cox (@JesseCox) February 15, 2022
I truly believe that “Why does Aloy have a beard?” will go down in the history of Epic Gamer Moments™️ alongside the Vagina Bones tweet pic.twitter.com/Qzm3IMKXGM
— Existential Worker (@ClickGate_) February 15, 2022
Don’t know if you heard but Aloy has a beard 🤭 pic.twitter.com/R3eXjC9yrL
— Eric Bourdages (@EZE3D) February 15, 2022
Can you explain to me why the hell Kirby has a beard? pic.twitter.com/no5Yc5ivBI
— Joe Tilleli (@JoeHasSpoken) February 15, 2022
Someone has never been within five feet of a woman. pic.twitter.com/K9rlrFsamx
— John Phipps: below-average human, beautiful beast (@GameDadJP) February 15, 2022
At the very least, gamers are now aware that humans have vellus hair. For his part, @9santy1 appears to be reveling in the storm he caused, as he's been retweeting articles about the controversy and is now trying to play it off like he baited bozos epic style.
El bait mas grande la historia está muriendo , bueno al menos siempre queda el recuerdo 💪💪💪
Aloy 👇👇 pic.twitter.com/sN1pt8hMfz
— Xbot without Activision exclusives (@9Santy1) February 16, 2022