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Former MLB star Aubrey Huff blasted for claiming gamers don’t get laid

Published: 5/Oct/2020 13:12

by Jacob Hale

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Former Major League Baseball star Aubrey Huff has been met with the brute force of the gaming community after questioning whether “grown a*s men that play video games” get “laid.”

Huff himself had a fairly successful career in the MLB, winning two World Series championships with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012 before his retirement in 2014.

All those achievements go out the window, though, when you take on gamers. He likely didn’t expect the backlash he faced when posting his tweet on October 3.

In what appeared to be a completely unprompted attack on people who play video games, Huff decided to address “grown a*s men that play video games,” and you could already tell this wasn’t going to be a positive message.

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“Ask yourself this,” he implored of said men. “When’s the last time you’ve been laid?”

Obviously, Aubrey is referencing an age-old stereotype that gamers are just awkward people with no social skills, seemingly blind to what is actually happening in the world around him.

Before long, these “grown a*s men” caught on to Huff’s tweet, and immediately called him out on it, with many prominent members of the gaming community letting him know. One of the first was actually NRG Esports co-CEO Andy Miller, who simply responded with a clown emoji.

Others called out his “fragile masculinity,” while Rich and Lonely owner & founder Create, formerly of OpTic Gaming, mocked him for being called Aubrey.

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All you need to do is look at the 10,000+ responses to the tweet to see what the general response was. Alongside the more serious responses, explaining that the world’s perception of gaming has improved drastically in recent years, were countless ‘your mom’ jokes and people laughing about baseball being his chosen game.

Huff has tweeted since, but hasn’t responded to the uproar he caused in the gaming community which, based on some of the responses, we can understand why he won’t want to. He might think twice next time he poses such a dated question.