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Minecraft creator snubbed from anniversary party over homophobic tweets

Minecraft creator snubbed from anniversary party over homophobic tweets.
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The creator of Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, Markus "Notch" Persson, was not invited to the anniversary celebration of his game because of his online social activity reports Variety.

“His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of ‘Minecraft,” Microsoft said in a statement. 

Going by the mononymous "Notch," Persson has not been involved with the game since he sold it back in 2014. 

Microsoft shelled out a whopping $2.5 billion for the rights and will celebrate its success with a huge anniversary event in Stockholm, Sweden on May 17.

Notch's vitriolic comments ranged from saying if you don't believe in "#HeterosexualPrideDay, you're a complete f***ing c**t and deserve to be shot." He partially retracted that statement after Twitter fans tried to explain what "coming out" is. 

Then there are his transphobic tweets in which he says he believes trans women are not women.

“No, they feel like they are," he tweeted, adding “you are absolutely evil if you want to encourage delusion. What happened to not stigmatizing mental illness?”

It's because of these statements and more like it that Microsoft has severed ties with Notch and has no interest in associating with him further.