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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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13. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 12:34 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Fucking ridiculous. Those whining gay activists should look down and remind themselves that they have balls too, and if not.. they should grow some.

I understand this apology however since they're a business, but I laugh as much as Mike probably did while writing that apology at the people who actually think its sincere.

Gays are accepted. Just like black people are accepted. Stop whining. I'm telling you, a few years from now it's the """"normal"""" people like you and me who are somehow being discriminated.
 
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12. Re: Nice... Oct 28, 2011, 12:14 [VG]Reagle
 
We're proud to be part of a huge
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I am MUCH MUCH MUCH better now.
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11. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 12:13 Angrius Maximis
 
More bowing down to the gay activists. Just great!  
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10. Re: Nice... Oct 28, 2011, 11:35 Darks
 
Hey Mike, ill accept your apology if you send me over a Diablo 3 beta key.  
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9. Re: Nice... Oct 28, 2011, 11:35 Luke
 
And here we go again "gay rights gay rights" jezz  
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8. Nice... Oct 28, 2011, 11:29 JohnBirshire
 
I am proud that so many aspects of the community are represented within Blizzard itself.

I see what you did there. So subtle, yet so clever.

"Oh, wait, gay people work at Blizzard too? You're forgiven!"
 
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7. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 11:24 Metasparks
 
Sincerity at its finest.  
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6. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 11:14 GayBlade
 
Apology accepted, Captain Needa!

Just kidding
 
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5. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 11:08 Killswitch
 
Oh, I didn't think it was about sexual orientation as an insult, but about homosexuals being compared to those dirty Alliance!  
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4. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 11:06 Kythlyn
 
Classy.  
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3. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 10:56 Creston
 
So now that everyone has apologized, is it going to be over?

Oh wait, what am I saying. Of course not...

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2. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 10:53 Yaogun
 
Nice to see a real apology, and not one of those "I'm sorry you're offended" fake apologies. Quite refreshing.  
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1. Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 28, 2011, 10:44 nin
 

From everything I've seen/heard of Mike, he seems like a decent guy. I suspect someone else in the company just made a bad decision in using the clip.

 
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