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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Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology
Oct 30, 2011, 03:39
Re: Blizzard's BlizzCon Apology Oct 30, 2011, 03:39
Oct 30, 2011, 03:39
 
Instead you try to dismiss my comment by focusing on it, rather than addressing the main points I made.

Maybe you should look into the "parenthical comment" idiom, because what you are claiming just doesn't make sense.

The rest of my post, being the actual post itself, addressed your main points just fine.

it is counter-productive to their intended aims.

And yet here we are, on a forum devoted to gaming, discussing the topic. I think that's exactly what their aims are, public awareness.

This comment was edited on Oct 30, 2011, 04:21.
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