Overwatch's McCree Becoming Cole Cassidy

In a Tweet Blizzard announces Cole Cassidy is the new name for the Overwatch character formerly known as Jesse McCree. In August it was announced the character would be renamed, since the McCree name was based on a departed designer hit with allegations of inappropriate behavior. Interestingly the name change is now part of the lore for the multiplayer shooter. Here's the text of the message that's posted as a video for some reason:
The first thing a renegade loses is their name, and this one gave up his long ago.


Running from his past meant running from himself, and each passing year only widened the divide between who he had been and what he had become. But in every cowboy's life, there comes a time when he has to stop and make a stand.

To make this new Overwatch better to make things right he had to be honest with his team and himself. The cowboy he was rode into the sunset, and Cole Cassidy faced the world at dawn.
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Oct 23, 2021, 16:50
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If Blizzard really wanted to embarrass those guys they should make a map called The Jerk Store and make them bots on that particular map.
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Oct 23, 2021, 15:06
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Daehawk wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 10:45:
How silly and PC of them.
I fail to see how this is silly.

Do you believe this move lacks common sense? Or perhaps you think this move was foolish? Can you elaborate on this perspective?
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Oct 23, 2021, 13:36
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Daehawk wrote on Oct 23, 2021, 10:45:
How silly and PC of them.

He was named in honor of someone that didn't deserve the honor. What kind of message does it send to current employees to keep that honor?
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Oct 23, 2021, 12:29
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Oct 23, 2021, 12:29
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Renaming him is a good move, giving everyone a free battletag rename pass was a great move.
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Oct 23, 2021, 10:57
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Anyone who participated in that Cosby Suite shit can go eat a bag of razors and definitely doesn't deserve to have a prominent video game character named after them.
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How silly and PC of them.
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Oct 23, 2021, 10:43
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They didn't name him Cosby McRoom?!
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Oct 23, 2021, 06:40
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Good. The world can breathe easy again.
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theglaze wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 19:01:
I wonder how different the re-recorded voice lines will sound from the other heroes who spoke his dead name. It's been +5 years since the original recordings, and peoples' voices age.

Matthew Mercer still sounds exactly like the original but for the others it could be an issue yea
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Oct 22, 2021, 19:01
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I wonder how different the re-recorded voice lines will sound from the other heroes who spoke his dead name. It's been +5 years since the original recordings, and peoples' voices age.
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Oct 22, 2021, 18:27
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El Pit wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 17:50:
Not Clint Westwood (who has a very famous brother)?

You mean Marty McFly?
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Oct 22, 2021, 18:12
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El Pit wrote on Oct 22, 2021, 17:50:
Not Clint Westwood (who has a very famous brother)?
Wouldn't the brother be named Flint Eastwood?
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 El Pit
 
Not Clint Westwood (who has a very famous brother)?
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It's a cowboy name it's fine.
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