20 Tweets: “Sex Slave” Playmat Controversy

Written by Heather Lafferty on . Posted in Magic Culture, Social Media

20 Tweets: “Sex Slave” Playmat Controversy

Heather Lafferty

Heather brings a rare level of passion to all things Magic. She's not a tournament grinder but she loves the game and the community more than most. She's the inventor of 20 Tweets and one of the lead content developers for Legit MTG. Her official title around here is Community Manager but we all know her as our Angel.

Sometimes real world issues come crashing into the world of Magic: The Gathering. An image can be controversial to one person and a masterpiece to another.  The images in Magic: the Gathering take you out of this world and into a world of fantasy. One image recently ignited a debate; an outcry regarding how women are depicted in the art of MTG. Does Wizards of the Coast have a responsibility in when it comes to their portrayal of women? Where is the line drawn? When does the image of a woman’s stance or stare turn from being an image of strength to being an image of temptation?


Heather Meek (@RevisedAngel)

(Spoiler Alert:  The internet is a very adult place.  If your children participate in MTG with you like mine do, then please check out all links, articles, and podcasts for adult content before allowing them view/listen. )

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