Daniel Klein has confirmed his departure on Twitter apologizing for these “horrible and intolerable” messages.
Controversies continue within large companies. Developer Daniel Zenon Klein has been fired from Respawn Entertainment, as he himself confirmed through his Twitter account, after making known some sexist and racist comments written in 2017, a series of “horrible” messages that he wanted to clarify on social networks once he was already outside the team in charge of Apex Legends.
Since 2007 I have invested a lot of energy in becoming a better personDaniel klein“You may or may not have seen the horrible and bigoted things I said in 2007. I totally agree that that guy had to be thrown. Since then I have invested a lot of energy in becoming a better person. Right now I am very depressed and I feel that I will never be able to make up for who I was, “he explains, adding that he wrote such words not because he believed in them, but to provoke a reaction in people.” That does not excuse anything I said; the impact of my words was the same regardless of what I believed. “
Despite not sharing the decision made by EA and Respawn Entertainment, Klein admits that both companies have every right to take these steps. However, the former Apex Legends developer has received support from Ryan K. Rigney, Communications Director for Respawn Entertainment: “people growI don’t believe what he said [Klein] in 2007 be a reflection of the person you are today. “
In Kotaku they collect the declarations carried out by Klein in 2007. In one of them he referred to[womenascarriersof”themoronicchromosomes”whileinothershecomparedAfricanstoanimalsinunfortunatewords[mujerescomoportadoresde”loscromosomasimbéciles”mientrasenotrascomparabaalosafricanosconanimalesenpalabraspocoafortunadas
All this matter comes in the middle of the Activision-Blizzard case, which today confirmed the departure of the director of Diablo 4 after the allegations of harassment.
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