Minecraft skin cancer spots, a popular skin color, has caused a backlash on social media and even prompted an apology from Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
The developer’s response on Instagram was not a positive one.
The original post, which is now deleted, reads: “It’s the sun!
We have to make sure we make our skin shine!
And it’s not the sun, it’s us.
And it will be a big deal to me that my skin gets all sunburned, too.”
Persson’s post came just hours after his son was diagnosed with skin cancer and the developer apologized on Instagram for his comments.
“It has been my mistake to make the comments in that post about my daughter and the game that has brought so much joy and happiness to so many.
I am truly sorry.
I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have gone through.
It has been hard and I am so grateful that I had the chance to experience the game and play with my family for so many hours,” Persson wrote.
Persson’s wife, Sara, also posted a similar post on Instagram, saying: “The truth is that it was a mistake to have a comment like this about my son.
I do not regret it at all, nor do I wish it on anyone.”
Persson later clarified that he meant to say he was “sorry” for his comment, and that he was referring to his son’s skin color and not his daughter’s.
Persons son was the first Minecraft player to get cancer.
The creator of the popular game has since taken to Twitter to apologize, writing, “I know my words were hurtful.
They were a terrible mistake and I apologize to my family and friends.”
Minecraft fans have since taken a stand on the topic, and Persson himself has also made a series of posts on his Instagram.
Perssey has also shared a series photo of his son, cast member Caleb Smith, with his face in a cancerous spot.
He wrote on Twitter that he is “working on healing his skin with our amazing chemo.”
Smith has not responded to multiple requests for comment from NBC News.