Activision Blizzard is in hot water after allegations of ‘frat boy culture’ and harassment in the workplace. Harassment and discrimination lawsuits were filed against the gaming giant by its very own employees. The report included how male employees would “talk openly about female bodies and joke about rape” even if there are women employees around. On top of that, investigation has found that there are pay inequities for women as well.
A reaction from the Activision Blizzard Boss – a public apology to all women. Well, the internet is not having it and the internet is actively cancelling them. Multiple distributors, streamers, and famous gamers have announced that they will be pausing their association with the video game company until the investigations are over.
Here is how the internet #Cancelled Activision Blizzard over the weekend:
Sent to the Dock of Shame!
Activision Blizzard has been eliminated and sent to the Dock of Shame! pic.twitter.com/rZZVPMejo7
— Dock Of Shame (@FavDockOfShame) July 23, 2021
Players are now finding alternative games to play
In light of the situation at @Activision and @Blizzard_Ent , I have made an infographic for alternatives to their games, please do try to play these other games instead of what these companies have pushed out from now on. Sexual assault in the workplace is unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/a0euTkArmt
— AggroMatt (@ImAggroMatt) July 23, 2021
Magazines, websites, distributors are all pausing their distribution of Activision Blizzard games
In light of recent reports regarding allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination at Activision, Blizzard, and Ubisoft, Prima Games is putting a hard pause on coverage of all Activision, Blizzard, and Ubisoft content until further notice.
— Prima Games (@PrimaGames) July 23, 2021
Gaming outlets Switch Player, Ninty Fresh, [lock-on], and Cinelinx have stated they will not be covering Activision-Blizzard or Ubisoft titles until further notice, following reports of discrimination & abuse against women.
Will be keen to see others follow. pic.twitter.com/7z7Bp6OL9a
— Ryan Brown 🎮 (@Toadsanime) July 23, 2021
It’s not just ‘Frat Boy Culture’, it’s something worse
OK, I’m gonna say something about the whole “frat boy culture” buzz word that has been going around.
It’s not “frat boy culture” that’s been plaguing Activision Blizzard; it’s adult men doing horrific things to their female co-workers.
— SheChad @ 5.3 (@She_Chad) July 23, 2021
Where’s the ‘E’ though?
The “E” in Blizzard Activision stands for “Equality”
— 420 Ace it (@ReallyAceryl) July 23, 2021
It’s 2021, we don’t have time for a toxic workplace, really!
— Gamebent (@Gamebent1) July 23, 2021
Needs more than just a public apology
Activision-blizzard corporate apology pic.twitter.com/mbaBVDw9g1
— Awfully Confused Takeo (@MrTacoBelmonto) July 25, 2021
Activision Blizzard is the maker of famous games like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty.