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Twitter Calls Out Activision for Double Standards

Twitter Calls Out Activision for Double Standards

The United States of America is going through some tough and turbulent times. The death of George Floyd has sparked widespread anger across the country, leading many to take to the streets to protest. North America is a huge market for the gaming industry. Naturally, such a sensitive situation has repercussions for gaming companies. In fact, we’ve already seen many voice their support for the protestors, one of which was Activision Blizzard. However, some members of the community are calling them out for hypocrisy.

Community calls out Activision for hypocrisy

Back in October, Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, took strict action against a hearthstone player. It banned a pro named Ng “Blitzchung” Wai Chung for supporting the protests in Hong Kong. It further banned users on its Twitch chat for the same.

Having come under immense scrutiny and backlash, Blizzard later apologized to its community. However, all it did was reduce Blitzchung’s ban from a year to six months. Moreover, they were careful not to mention Hong Kong or China. Many suspect they dared not do more given its ties to China.

And now, after the protests exploded in the USA following the death of Floyd, Activision Blizzard took to Twitter to express solidarity with the protestors.

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Furthermore, Activision also announced a delay in the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone’s new season and content.

However, many see this as nothing but an empty gesture by the gaming giants.

A popular Twitter user named Slasher took a dig at the company, and soon, others followed suit.

Many pointed out the generic statement put out by Activision.

 

Jordan “JKlap” Kaplan too voiced his opinion on the same.

It is apparent that a lot of people are miffed that Activision Blizzard did not say a word in support of the Hong Kong protestors.

Activision isn’t the only one being called out by fans. Sony is another company that postponed its digital event in the wake of the situation. One twitter user reminded everyone how the tech giants did something similar to Blizzard.

Furthermore, Slasher did the same with Riot Games.

 

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