Rockstar Removed Transphobic Content From GTA 5 And GTA Online

April 21, 2022

By Aron Gerencser

Social commentary and, above all else, satire has been a definitive element of the Grand Theft Auto franchise since it began.

Neither of these need walk hand in hand with insensitive, outdated and hurtful "jokes", which is something Rockstar Games luckily understands.

Following an open letter from an advocacy group, some transphobic content has been removed from GTA 5 and GTA Online.

The changes were recently spotted and reported on various online forums, with the first one to be screenshotted and posted being the removal of a Captain Spacetoy figure.

Users have also reported the removal of NPCs the game called "drag queens" from appearing in front of the Cockatoos nightclub.

Signal boosted by GTAnet admin Kirsty Cloud, these NPC models are still present in Director Mode, albeit without any dialogue.

The game will hardly suffer for this, and can be considered improved now that is isn't dragged down by these unfunny misfires of humor.