Article Hideo Kojima Explains The Controversial New Metal Gear Solid Character

By Andrew Bridgman / September 6, 2013

Since the character of Quiet (pictured above), a mute sniper who will assist you in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, was revealed, there has been controversy over her sexualized depiction: despite being a sniper in Afghanistan, Quiet wears little more than a skimpy bikini top and torn fishnet stockings. Hideo Kojima, creator and lead developer of the Metal Gear Solid series, addressed the controversy today on Twitter.

But what IS this "secret reason" that will make us feel "ashamed of [our] words & deeds"? No one is quite certain yet except Hideo Kojima. Thankfully, Mr. Kojima sent this response to our queries, which helps clarify a few things.