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
View : : :
98.
 
Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
Oct 29, 2011, 14:40
98.
Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 29, 2011, 14:40
Oct 29, 2011, 14:40
 
I never figured you for one of the thin-skinned.

In general, I'm not.

I think we both can agree that stating an opinion on a web forum hardly qualifies as harassing, and most certainly will not destroy anyone's reputation or career the way special interest groups like GLAAD and their supporters make a habit of.

True, so I guess 1 out of 3 isn't bad. Of course, I didn't claim you'd been harrassing anyone, just browbeating and demonizing.

I have not followed the tried and tested thought police tactic of incessant escalation of demands and scorn-filled rhetoric for the express purpose of publicly humiliating someone who exercises their first amendment right until they capitulate.

You mean like GLAAD did in this case? Oh, wait, they didn't do anything like that at all.

I will say, however, that you do seem to have the "scorn-filled rhetoric for the express purpose of publicly humiliating someone who exercises their first amendment right" part down. What's funny about it is that you are preaching having a "thick skin", but then turn around and complain about GLAAD exercising their first amendment rights. So it's wrong to publicly humiliate racists and gay bashers, but it's ok to publicly humiliate minorities and gays?

Which was the original point, once again. What you are complaining about GLAAD doing is the same as what you are doing. The only difference being people don't actually give a damn if you call them out.
Date
Subject
Author
1.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
2.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
59.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
6.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
11.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
24.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
3.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
4.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
5.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
7.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
19.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
21.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
23.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
30.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
32.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
85.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
87.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
88.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
93.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
95.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
97.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
 98.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
          Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
99.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
           Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
100.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
            Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
101.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
             Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
102.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
              Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
103.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
               Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
104.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
                Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
105.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
                 Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
110.
Oct 30, 2011Oct 30 2011
                  Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
94.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
96.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
109.
Oct 30, 2011Oct 30 2011
111.
Oct 30, 2011Oct 30 2011
112.
Oct 30, 2011Oct 30 2011
           Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
22.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
8.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
9.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
10.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
12.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
64.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
14.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
17.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
15.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
16.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
26.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
28.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
20.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
56.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
65.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
66.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
68.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
106.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
107.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
108.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
67.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
81.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
82.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
25.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
31.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
33.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
34.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
35.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
36.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
41.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
46.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
49.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
50.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
52.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
53.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
54.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
55.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
57.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
58.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
62.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
86.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
89.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
113.
Oct 30, 2011Oct 30 2011
40.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
42.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
37.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
38.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
39.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
45.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
27.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
29.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
43.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
44.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
47.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
48.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
51.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
60.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
63.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
72.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
75.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
78.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
69.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
70.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
71.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
76.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
77.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
79.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
80.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
92.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
73.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
74.
Oct 28, 2011Oct 28 2011
83.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
84.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
90.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011
91.
Oct 29, 2011Oct 29 2011