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A Mass Effect & Assassin’s Creed Animator Called Ubisoft Out On Their Misogynist Excuses

And #WomenAreTooHardToAnimate is our new favorite hashtag.


So remember how the Ubisoft developers blamed their lack of female characters in the Assassin’s Creed Unity co-op on the “reality of production?” Yeah, that was the worst. Turns out we weren’t the only people pretty upset about that lame excuse, because a prolific game animator has straight-up called Ubisoft out on it.

Yes, not only was Ubisoft’s excuse lame, but it was also (unsurprisingly) complete garbage from a developer standpoint. Jonathan Cooper, who worked as an animator on both Mass Effect 2 and Assassin’s Creed III, was not down with Ubisoft’s definite un-truths – and this from a guy who helped bring Fem!Shep to life. Here’s what he had to say about the whole Ubisoft-lady-animation thing:

That’s pretty much what we thought. Meanwhile, on the internets, the #WomenAreTooHardToAnimate hashtag has been the source of some excellent sass:



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Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.