>There are two famous Hideo Kojima tweets from the development period of Metal Gear Solid 5. The first is the eternally mysterious "Farewell sausage." A perfect tweet: no more needs to be said. The second, though, has not aged so well. In 2013, responding to criticism of Quiet wearing a bikini top and torn stockings, Kojima tweeted that "once you recognize the secret reason for her exposure, you will feel ashamed of your words & deeds."
>The justification revealed in MGS5's story—that Quiet was infected with a parasite that gave her superhuman abilities, including being able to breathe through her skin—did not make anyone, as far as I know, ashamed of criticizing the character design, which became a flashpoint for the discussion of oversexualized character designs of women in games.
>Looking back, Joosten praised working with Kojima and said she'd "absolutely" work with him again. "He had a really clear vision for the project, but it was just so large in span that the actors, including me, would often ask for more input on the characters' motivations and the world we were in. And he was incredibly helpful and always present to make sure we really got the characters," she said.