Minecraft creator faces backlash over threatening tweet.

Joshua Waddles
Staff Writer

The creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson, dealt with a social media backlash over a tweet in which he said, “If you’re against #HeteroSexualPrideDay, you’re a complete (expletive expletive) and deserve to be shot.”

Heterosexual Pride Day is a rebuttal by some Twitter users to Gay Pride celebrations. They hold Heterosexual Pride Day on June 29, right between Two Legs Day and People Who Breathe Air Day.

The tweet was deleted quickly, but with 3.8 million followers, it did not take long for the tweet to be preserved for eternity in screen captures and circulated to angry liberals everywhere.

Markus Persson, who goes by “notch” on Twitter, left Mojang (the company that owns and operates Minecraft) in 2014 and is resting on a fortune he made from designing the game. “notch” is a frequent twitter user and has been very public about his issues. He has a long history of posting depressed tweets. For example: “The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance” and “Hanging out in ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with famous people, able to do whatever I want, and I’ve never felt more isolated.”

He has not made any further comments about the tweet as of the time of this article’s publication.