Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blizzard Apologizes for Homophobic Tirade at Blizzcon

Blizzard president Mike Morhaime posted an apology for the homophobic tirade presented at this year's 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.
I like they part where they "realize now" that alienating their LGBT players and customers by promoting hateful homophobic comments is wrong. Better late than never I guess.