'Minecraft Creator Markus "Notch" Persson Says Trans Women Aren't Women

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Minecraft creator Markus Alexej Persson, better known as Notch, can't stop tweeting controversial statements. Last week, he supported the cult-like Q Anon conspiracy theory by tweeting "Q is legit. Don't trust the media" to his 3 million followers. On Monday, Notch decided to share even more red-pill rhetoric with transphobic comments that drew immediate condemnation online.

In response to a My Little Pony meme saying "trans women are women," Notch said "No, they feel like they are." In a second tweet, he doubled down on that stance, saying "you are absolutely evil if you want to encourage delusion. What happened to not stigmatizing mental illness?"

The argument that Notch seems to be defending is at odds with mainstream experts. One such expert, Natalie Wynn, is a trans woman and YouTuber who posts video essays on the Contra Points channel. In a video titled "What is Gender?" she explains the holes in this ideology. "If you still want to insist on strictly binary sexual categories, then you are trying to force reality to fit your preconceived conceptual scheme instead of adapting your concepts to fit reality," she said in the video.

While many commenters agreed with Notch, there's also those who agree with Wynn and are confused by Notch's statement.

man i gotta say that i completely disagree with you 100% my man very cold take on this one

— Alexander Burkhouse (@TheBurkhouse) March 11, 2019

Notch you're taking all the red pills pls stahp

— Alan John (@alanjohn1337) March 11, 2019

Notch has a lot of wealth and power after selling the company behind Minecraft, Mojang, To Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014.