Teen Who Called Modern Warfare Mum A 'Dumb Whore' Says He's 'Usually Not Disrespectful Towards Adults'

Earlier today, a 90-second clip of yelling by people who totally deserve each other was removed from YouTube on grounds it was a "depiction of harmful activities". That would be a 17-year-old getting into it with an irate mum, evidently after he had a dispute with her minor son during a match in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

We've been contacted by the young man involved, who promises a 12-minute full context version of this is coming, provided you really want to hear all of that. Meantime, this is what he has to say for himself.

First off, I used the word "Faggot" just to insult the kid, I don't have any problems with homosexuals or anything. I have a few gay friends, and if people are that upset about the usage of the word I apologise.

Secondly, I'm usually not disrespectful towards adults, I'm almost 18 and I've never had an argument like that before. It started out as a kid joining our lobby pretty much talking trash to me and other people right from the get go. Then we started calling him names and he got his mum on the mic. I was like "Yeah your son" and then she cut me off saying "What do you fucking want, douchebag?". From there she was attacked by almost everyone in the lobby.

So, there you have it. We've reached out to both sides to mediate this dispute, Maury Povich-style. Stay tuned.


Comments

    I had an awesome time playing Bad Company 2 last night :)

      Hit Submit too soon...

      What I was trying to say was I had a great time playing BC2 last night because all of these... "people"... were busy playing COD.

        Is there some kind of BFBC2 PC Kotaku Australia clan?
        If not, we should make one. We can call it 'the Klan' for short.

          methinks the be a good idea

            Welp, my EA name is 'spotpilgrim' if any PC BC2 players want to squad up.

      p.s. I suck at CoD... that's why I play other crummy games.. I love my mommy.. she is gentil to me... but rough too when she has to be.

      From,
      Braaains

    I love it how every justification of an argument (particularly when it comes to homosexuality) contains "I have gay friends".

    It's about as useful to the argument as saying "I'm a psychologist" (unless you have proof of course).

      Another popular homophobic statement is "I have nothing against homosexual's but ..."

        I have nothing against homosexuals, but the weather is really nice today.

        As they say... "Everything before the 'but' is bulls$#t" :)

      "Faggot" is the best justification, honestly. "It's just an insult, it doesn't mean I hate those types of people" is such bs. Ignoring for a moment that homo is latin for man in the species, man-kind sense, not male, using anything as an insult requires you to perceive it as a negative label. In this case, he does see it as a bad thing, probably because he has been socially groomed like oh so many to do so.

      Remember kids, if you don't know the actual meaning of a word, and don't know why it's insulting, don't use it. You just look like an ignorant, unthinking social parasite, and that's a very, very bad thing.

        What gets me is that the original meaning of "faggot" was "a bundle of sticks". Correct grammer and spelling may not be "street" but it's how i roll.

          You spelt "grammar" wrong.

            BAM

            True faggot has changed definitions many times, it wasn't even a slur against gays to begin with. Perhaps one day when gays are widely accepted it will change again to be a slur against a new group. Because of that I kind of feel like it has less power as an insult, but I still try not to use it.

            Words only have the power we give them, but it isn't enough for me to say the word doesn't have power, the people who would be harmed by it have to feel the same.

          ahahaha

          "Correct grammer (sic) and spelling may not be “street” but it’s how i roll."

          This is too precious.

        I believe southpark already covered the word 'f♥ggot'. You have every right to be offended but at the end of the day he isn't actively persecuting actual homosexuals so who really gives a sh♥t, people need to mature and grow up.

        the homo in homosexual actually means "same" not man...

      Ha ha, this is so true!

    . . .and this is why I don't use Xbox Live

      For me I prefer free online gaming as I already paid for the game once!

      As a daily xboxlive player for many years I have only experienced this type of behaviour and level of talking poo on CoD.

      So, this behaviour is not a reflection of xlive, but of CoD... and Americans =P

    That actually sounds like a well written and reasonable response from the kid. Good on him I suppose for that, can't listen to the audio at the moment to see whether he is in the wrong, but if what he says is true I'm not about to get sympathetic to the mother.

      I've got no sympathy for either one of them. I hope they BOTH get hit with the banhammer - God knows they both deserve it.

      I'm not sure why XBL seems to see so much more of this kind of thing. Is it because there are more Americans on there (they seem to be involved in the majority of these cases)? Or because the ubiquity of headsets there means that every single tosser on there can hurl abuse?

        Every country's assholes stink Braains.

        Well I'm thinking that because its noramlly 18 and under you shoot their mouths off, its their parents who buy the consoles and with the 360 being a cheaper option...

    Better idea, don't let a 12year old play an MA15+ game.

      +1

      In this case an M17+ rated game, being the US. Parenting!

    That was funny!

    I wish it was like that when I'm in a lobby on MW2.

    Who cares? I honestly don't see the big deal

    Its online gaming, people will always talk shit to anyone who will listen. Plus the mother wasn't helping either screaming down the mic at him like she was.

    I dont hear any of this playing Xbox live in Aus.... oh yeah that because we're not American :)
    I mean c'mon? Going at it with someone's Mum and lets use that term loosely as she's playing COD with a bunch of kids. Great parenting skills there!

    Video link is broken.
    Got the source link?

    I'm not usually disrespectful towards adults, but when I am, it's on Xbox Live.

    "I don’t have any problems with homosexuals or anything." - Typical reply from a homophobe.

      To be fair... Typical Response from pretty much everyone. That could class "Typical reply from a homophobe." as being a homophobophobe.

      Yeah.

    Its disgusting and its this type of behaviour that should have this persons account CLOSED. If you tried that in an MMO your account would be closed before you logged in next.

    Having that much proof of somehow abusing someone like that and he gets off Scott free is why FPS world is full of them.

    You can bet your bottom dollar if there was actual repercussions for being a tool online it would slow dramatically.

    Its a failure of the gaming systems to not enforce the rules they set. In this case you CLEARLY have visual proof of someone who should be made an example of and have his account close.

    But what happens? nothing.

      Oh no, he'll be banned for that, no doubt about it.

    goes to their Gamercards, Mute

    problem solved

    damm americans....

    I only got one question?

    Why did he compare Boston to retards?

    Isn't Massachusetts like the most educated state in the United States?

      In the college towns, sure... But there are still tonnes of uneducated Irish people in MA

    Yep, that's pretty much the reason I dont play COD.

    I call people faggots on XBL ALL the time.
    It's ok though, because I myself, am gay.

      I couldn't disagree more. I am a 34yo gay gamer and I find the use of that word both upsetting and offensive. It's about time people stop thinking it's an ok word to use as an insult.

        Agreed.

        I don't see how it's fine at all, even in irony.

          I read that comment and assumed they were pointing out that concept in comedy in a satirical way. "I can make jokes about X because I am X" where X is religion, race or sexual orientation. If so I agree, that such an idea is quite stupid and really only makes things worse. However if they truly mean that they think it is ok to call others gay because they are, that is a very flawed way to look at things.

          I agree that gay should not be an insult or a derogatory word, I used it a lot in school because it was what everyone said. Gay basically meant the same thing as bad, but once I left school I realised how stupid and offensive this was and stopped.

    I sounds like a wuss talking smack and the mum sounds like trailer trash. Not a good listen.

    Explain "homophobe" to me.
    If I mock someone for bestiality, necrophilia, or even sleeping with fat/ugly women I'm still cool, right? Maybe a bit rude, but I can still be attracted to beautiful women, yeah?
    But if I insult a homosexual it means I secretly want to have sex with a man?
    Take a look at yourselves, it's the politically correct version of "I know you are, but what am I?" or "whoever smelt it dealt it". Get over yourselves and grow up.

    And while we're talking double standards, it's fine for the homosexual community to appropriate words like "gay" and "queer", but straight people can't take the word "faggot" back? Discriminate much?

      Err... no, the phobe portion comes from the word phobia, which means that you have an irrational fear of that thing.

        I think you will find that most people use it to mean a fear of those feelings in oneself.

        Either way, why should insulting imply fear?

          In that case it would be 'internalised homophobia'. It does exist, but it's not why most people use the word.

      A few things.

      Homophobia isn't used as an insult, it's used as a fact - it's a word used to describe people who fear or irrationally hate the concept of homosexuality and/or gay/lesbian/transgender people.

      If you mock someone for something like bestiality or necrophilia, you're pointing out illegal behaviour. If you mock someone for a fat or ugly partner, you're just being a douche. If you insult a homosexual out of fear or disgust then yes, you're homophobic.

      There's nothing politically correct about it, and there's definitely no subtext that all homophobes are secretly gay. That's never the right way to use the word.

      It's a pretty simple definition, in the same way that arachnophobes fear spiders and agoraphobes fear the outdoors.

        It's a weak self-defense mechanism.
        "He insulted me, he must be scared of me".

          I smell homophobia.

          What other reason for insults is there, apart from fear or disgust? Both are covered by the term.

            There is so much wrong with bapslap's comments that I don't know what to say. He is speaking like he is talking about an argument between 2 people calling each other gay, probably first hand experience from the way he talks.

            Homophobia isn't about people arguing, it is about people fearing homosexuality or finding it offensive. It makes even less sense than racism and any intelligent person knows racism is wrong and isn't grounded in fact but instead stereotypes.

            It isn't a self defense mechanism to call someone who has a problem with homosexuality a homophobe, it is the very definition of the word.

              No, it's a blanket term used by the precious whenever anybody speaks or acts negatively towards a homosexual.

              That bit about "first hand experience" was pretty insulting, you must be a heterophobe.

            Anger? Lulz? Disagreement? Payback? Bravado? Fitting in?

            I do not feel fear or disgust towards every single thing I speak negatively about. Do you?

              Okay, I see your point.

              In that case it wouldn't be homophobia and people who call it that are probably wrong (and overreacting).

              But it's still being a dick.

    Soooo they're too stupid to mute now?

    How old was her son?

    Was he actually 12?

    What's the rating on that game?

    Yup, she's pretty stupid.

    Dear Braaains, I'm an idiot... my mother likes to do things to me...
    From Braaains

    would have been better for him to knife her and tbag her

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