Cheers to Kotaku for contacting Xbox LIVE about the recent ban of Richard Gaywood's gamertag "RichardGaywood." After proving that it is his bona fide legal name, Xbox has said they will not be reinstating his gamertag. Seriously?
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Here's what Xbox had to say:
So, they followed the letter of their own law and the crappiest part is there's probably no legal recourse Gaywood can take, aside from a discrimination suit but, that's a little loose, in part because Microsoft covered their booty so well in the terms and conditions up front and it's basically a private club.
Xbox is concerned about younger players being exposed to unsavory tags in the system. But if that's really true, what about these actual gamertags: "jesus is gay," "POT DLVRE GUY," "MolestedDolphin," and "F**k B**ches" except the asterisks are the actual letters. We censored it because it's f***ing offensive, way more offensive than a guy's actual name could ever be. FAIL!
kotaku.com: Microsoft Explains Gaywood Ban