The Sims 4 asks players to manually report offensive Gallery downloads
EA’s life simulation game, The Sims 4, gives players the freedom to build their dream home, create unique characters, and more.
However, some players have recently taken undue advantage of these features to load up the game with disturbing and offensive characters.
The Sims 4 Offensive Gallery Downloads
Many Sims 4 players are mortified to find offensive content that some have recently uploaded to the game’s gallery.
If we can’t even upload sims like Vlad or Ophelia Nigmos to the gallery because of their names, you can SURELY flag the word Hitler.
@EA should be held somewhat accountable for this shit…not only do they allow antisemitism, but they allow racism to be posted on @TheSims gallery. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was anti-LGBTQIA stuff too.😐
It seems the gallery is full of unusually derogatory words, insults, and graphics. Much to the dismay of players, they came across various instances where they would find certain characters dressed exactly as the Jews did in the concentration camps.
This is quite surprising as some believe that there are already words like Vlad or Ophelia Nigmos that have been flagged by the team as going against their community guidelines.
But the active presence of words like “Hitler”, “Plantation” and “Slavery” in the game indicate that they may have escaped the Sims 4 team’s filters.
However, the developers have acknowledged the issue where The Sims 4 contains offensive Gallery uploads, but asks players to manually report content that is “totally unacceptable”.
This again upset many as they feel it is mainly the duty of moderation of the team such offensive content.
Additionally, some are of the view that the number of hours spent flagging or flagging such content can be seriously harmful to people’s mental health and can cause certain triggers.
Even better, others advocate a complete overhaul to purge the gallery of inappropriate content.
It’s not a solution it’s a band-aid and a bad one. Players have already been reporting content for years (even content that doesn’t deserve it and is never seen again). The gallery needs an overhaul and it needs people actively managing it. It’s your platform, do something
That said, we hope the team will come up with a plan to combat this issue and continue to self-report inappropriate content in advance.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for the latest developments and updating this story as anything noteworthy arises.
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