Phil Spencer offers “his personal support” to all those who have experienced sexual harassment or discrimination.
On July 20, the state of California sued Activision Blizzard for alleged cases of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination against the company’s workers. A news that fell like a bomb in the video game industry, causing the revolt of Blizzard workers and the restart of the struggle of Ubisoft employees in the wake of its shock wave. And also solidarity has awakened from other colleagues throughout the industry. A list of people that includes Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox.
I offer my support to those who have suffered sexual harassment or discriminationPhil SpencerThrough his official profile on Twitter, the “boss” of Xbox has not hesitated to position himself on the side of the victims to show your support, just days after these allegations against Activision Blizzard became known. “I just came out of an empowering meeting with Xbox Women in Gaming,” the collective of Xbox workers, “from whom I have learned so much over the years. I want to offer my personal support to all those who have suffered sexual harassment or discrimination. I see you. I am with you “.
His last words leave no room for doubt –“I am with you”– especially when they occur alongside this new wave of accusations within the video game industry. After hearing the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, the World of Warcraft company responded first denying the accusations, and then recognize in a second statement that they have to improve as a company. However, this response did not convince his employees in the least, who have promised to continue the fight against the company.
On the side of Ubisoft, another of the companies pointed out in the last week, its president Yves Guillemot contradicted the version of his employees in a statement where he claimed to have taken real measures against harassment in the last year. Words that were branded as “hypocrites” by its workers, who say the company still shelters bullies. It is worth mentioning that Phil Spencer – and with him, Xbox – is not the only name of weight to endorse the victims. Bungie, creators of Halo, have also shown their total rejection of the culture of bullying in the industry.
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