@Liam-J-McAdam I tried to tell them the same thing. Even brought up cancel culture as a prime reason as to why a PR team would have made an issue,
Everyone else here will just disagree, and argue some moot point about little robot people, which can be explained away. You'd have better luck talking to a brick wall, because at least the brick wall wouldn't respond in some condescending way, try to thinly veil an insult, or essentially call you an idiot for having that thought process.
God forbid that you look at all possibilities as to why there are restrictions in place, and damn anyone that disagrees with the view, that censoring height for those aforementioned reasons, is hypocritical, stupid, and could never be the logical reason as to why said restrictions exist.
Is it stupid? Yes. Censoring height for those reasons is dumb, because the consumer base giving you money are what pay the bills. But the world is in a very stupid place, and you either play by it's rules, or lose your platform, with which to sell to said consumer. That's not something anyone else here understands, they've never run or managed a business.
Either way, man, I had the same thought process you had, and you basically had the same words to say on the matter, but I'd highly recommend reading through the posts, as to fully understand where the conversation has already been, at least in the future. It helps to avoid the types of responses you got.
(This following section is for the GM's and those complaining specifically.)
I mean sure, SEGA should do a test run, match the height limits to what Japan has, via an update, and if there is no backlash, then it's all good, but if there is, just revert it back to what it was the same way. Either way, you either make the fan base happy, or you prove a point to them using this method.
At this point, that idea would be better than either ignoring the issue in hopes that it goes away, or letting it circle back and fourth as it has in a forum. You won't have statistical results that can be analyzed by your PR or marketing departments, and you won't make matters any better if you don't adress feedback in game.