Hideo Kojima just won’t be silent about the controversy stirred up regarding his comments about Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V, with the Metal Gear mastermind later clarifying that “erotic” may have been the wrong word.
As for Stefanie Joosten, who plays Quiet, she teased that there were reasons behind why Quiet dresses the way she does last week, a sentiment mirrored by Hideo Kojima on his Twitter account:
I know there’s people concerning about “Quiet” but don’t worry. I created her character as an antithesis to the women characters appeared in the past fighting game who are excessively exposed. “Quiet” who doesn’t have a word will be teased in the story as well. But once you recognize the secret reason for her exposure, you will feel ashamed of your words & deeds.
He then went further into detail by discussing the theme of Metal Gear Solid V and how the controversy plays into it:
Theme of “MGSV” is “GENE” ⇒ “MEME” ⇒ “SCENE” ⇒ “PEACE” ⇒ “RACE”. Story touches the misunderstanding, prejudice, hatred, conflict caused by the difference of language, race, custom, culture, and preference. The response of “Quiet” disclosure few days ago incited by the net is exactly what “MGSV” itself is.
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