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Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology

GayGamer has more follow-up on yesterday's news of outcry over anti-gay slurs during the closing performance at BlizzCon 2011. They recieved an apology from Mike Morhaime, the president of Blizzard who is also apparently a member of Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain, the band that performed at the closing. Here's word:

Dear members of the Blizzard community,

I have read your feedback and comments about this year's BlizzCon, and I have also read the feedback to the apology from Level 90 Elite Tauren Chieftain. I'd like to respond to some of your feedback here.

As president of Blizzard, I take full responsibility for everything that occurs at BlizzCon.

It was shortsighted and insensitive to use the video at all, even in censored form. The language used in the original version, including the slurs and use of sexual orientation as an insult, is not acceptable, period. We realize now that having even an edited version at the show was counter to the standards we try to maintain in our forums and in our games. Doing so was an error in judgment, and we regret it.

The bottom line is we deeply apologize for our mistakes and for hurting or offending anyone. We want you to have fun at our events, and we want everyone to feel welcome. We're proud to be part of a huge and diverse community, and I am proud that so many aspects of the community are represented within Blizzard itself.

As a leader of Blizzard, and a member of the band, I truly hope you will accept my humblest apology.

- Mike Morhaime President, Blizzard Entertainment

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103. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 29, 2011, 16:25 Prez
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 16:19:
Actually, the only one to throw the insults out has been you. I haven't made any claims about liking or disliking you

Generally, you don't call someone you like a "total hypocrite" (falsely at that), but that's cool. I'd rather know where I stand with someone. I'm in no way being hypocritical - I have pointed out the distinct difference in the two scenarios so the fact the you choose to persist in claiming I am is further proof you have a bone to pick with me. I don't take offense; rather, I'm a bit surprised that someone who generally debates intelligently resorts to low-brow derailing tactics rather than addressing the point.

Still, if it makes you feel better, I also don't care if some loser on a forum wishes to persist in calling me a hypocrite when I know I am not.

So now, did you want to discuss something of substance, or do you wish to keep being pithy and obnoxious?
 
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