Cummer banned from Xbox Live

Saturday, 24th May 2008 22:32 GMT By Patrick Garratt

This is going to run and run. Not content with banning the word “gay” in GamerTags, Microsoft has stopped a Mr Cummer from using his name on Xbox Live.

With all due respect, this is beyond parody.

“I wasn’t offended,” Cummer, a Canadian, told The Globe and Mail. “I understand the reasoning. I wasn’t trying to be offensive, but there are people more sensitive and much younger than I who are on Xbox Live. I think it’s reasonable.”

Nothing we can say would make any of this more ridiculous. It’s the modern age applying a 1984 filter to entertainment one sex-related surname at a time.



  1. Mugwum


    A banned word on a certain online network, or so I hear.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    All true.

    Are you watching Eurovision? It’s like WWIII with shit music.

    #2 7 years ago

    Interesting how all this is er, coming out at once.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. morriss

    These names all make me chuckle.

    /is 12 years old

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Shawk

    Is the guy posting this crap a sony fanboi or something?

    There is a reason for these things.. stop making it like we should all get up and riot against this.

    People have been getting their names banned for years, 1 guy makes a piss about it and the rest after him start letting everyone know about it.

    This crap aint news, make news and stfu.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    Wow, someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Mugwum

    “someone got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!”

    Is that a gay joke?

    #7 7 years ago
  8. morriss

    It’s whatever you want it to be, my love.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. morriss

    Ah! Just sussed it! “Got OUT of the wrong side of bed!”

    Damn you pedants and your mocking.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Mugwum

    The real issue here is what’s going to happen when Bertie, Chris and I take our Rock Band group on Xbox Live, given that we’re called Benderama?

    #10 7 years ago
  11. morriss

    Pat will most likely never talk to you again. I’ve tried to get him involved but he just thinks I’m a cnut.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. patlike

    The concept of a “Rock Band group” makes me want to eat my own liver.

    #12 7 years ago
  13. morriss

    I’ll let you sing?

    #13 7 years ago

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