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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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109. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 30, 2011, 01:46 theyarecomingforyou
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 29, 2011, 13:46:
It was a non-event to you. GLAAD getting involved (and politicising? Really? Exactly how did politics get involved at all?) is a complete non-even to the vast majority of the population. You could stop 100 strangers on the street, and likely not find any of them even knew this took place. So what you are doing is just as much an overreaction as what GLAAD did.

You can't have it both ways.
I used politics as the idiom 'to play politics', meaning to manipulate to one's own agenda. It's perfectly legitimate. Instead you try to dismiss my comment by focusing on it, rather than addressing the main points I made. And it doesn't matter how many people do or don't know whether this happened. Heck, most people don't even have a clue about politics but that doesn't make it any less important.

I don't have any problem with GLAAD being allowed to take the action that it has. It's just political correctness gone wrong and it is counter-productive to their intended aims.
 
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