While the company’s official statements have been largely confusing, dismissive, and inconsistent, many Blizzard employees themselves are showing their discontent by posting statements of support for victims and condemnation of Activation Blizzard’s handling.
Jeremy Feasel – Senior Game Designer
According to Jeremy Feasel, many also chose not to work on July 23 in solidarity with the women who have come forward.
Many employees have denounced Activision Blizzard’s official statement, making it clear that it does not reflect their own views.
Anne Stickney – Associate Narrative Designer
Kate Simpson – Brand Manager
Diandra Lasrado – Senior Narrative Designer
Jessica Gonzalez – Test Analyst
Terran Gregory and Steve Danuser both spoke about the need to listen, with Steve also speaking about the need to work for change in both the company and the industry.
Terran Gregory – Lead Cinematic Narrative Designer
Steve Danuser- Narrative Lead
Jeff Hamilton posted a lengthy thread, condemning Activision Blizzard’s corporate response, in which he also suggested all work has basically halted for the moment.
Jeff Hamilton – Senior System Designer
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