Discussion in 'Video Games' started by MadLaughter, Aug 21, 2018.
This is a bloodbath and people still won't read the OP or learn.
I was however surprised with one one account having 8k+ posts.
On topic, that was not even a apology. I feel like they are sorry that people outed them. I don't think they still get it.
Woo boy that follow-up Tweet. Yeah, CDPR doesn't know WHAT THE FUCK they're doing. Just another shitty game company for shitty gaming culture.
I recently spent the day watching a co-workers 2 children. They were ages 10 (girl) and 15 (boy). Both of them are very much into internet culture... memes, Fortnite references, etc. We were getting pizza after a trip to Microcenter (we were building a PC for the older boy) and I had an exchange with the younger girl because she was acting goofy where I said, "You crazy girl." She responded with, "Did you just assume my gender?" I honestly didn't know how to respond... I just let it go. I have no kids of my own and didn't know how to break down the politics of what she just said to a 10 year old.
Now she 10 but on the internet these phrases have a way of becoming their own thing, spreading and being used in a context not intended by their original hurtful means. It reminds me of the whole "Do you know the way" meme that Razor didn't realize was a racist reference and made a tweet with the phrase. It doesn't surprise me that people are being honest in coming here and admitting ignorance to the impact of the phrase. I think rather than thrashing those who admit this here, we can use this as a teachable moment to spread awareness.
Also, I feel some here who dislike the Witcher series or CDPR are using this as an opportunity to link this with the dev team. Social media accounts do not develop the games. The Tweet was stupid, the non-appology was horrible and deserves all of the response it's receiving. But remember there is a large team of people that develop and create the games and the social media accounts don't speak for all of those people.
Also, big shout out to the mod team working overtime in this thread.
That's... not a great apology. It's kind of textbook "we don't want to admit fault, sorry for being offended" type apology.
Still no apology? wow.
the news. The Cyberpunk related news being reported is the new screenshots they released.
It's already been forgotten by some, and a lot of people probably didn't even know it happened at all.
Could the OP be updated to show the "apology"?
Of all the threads, of all the news during gamescom week, this "joke" and that "apology" are the most discussed thing here.
gg CDPR you just played yourself
I'm really curious if Mike Pondsmith is going to comment, since he wrote the CyberPunk setting and is working with CDPR on the game.
I know this is going to piss off a lot of people.....
But i honestly didn't know that statement was used or being used (and taken) as an offensive joke.
It's honestly depressing. Young people are supposed to be accepting and open.
but not as a joke.
This was their comment
I think it's a stretch to hate this unreleased game you have no real info about and a development team based on a Tweet sent out by one person who may have been ignorant towards how offensive that tweet truly was. I don't think any sane person would tweet that out in this day and age with malice as intent on a company account.
I'm glad there is some sort of an apology albeit a shitty one...
Generalizing is never a smart thing. For all we know there are trans people in the studio who are currently taking action about this or others in that office that took issue with said tweet. This is not the mistake of CDPR. This is a mistake of one employee who probably didn't mean any harm and didn't understand the joke. Let's be aware of the harm and power our language can hold and be a little more cognisant of what we say.
I don't think calling for the firing of the social media guy is a reasonable response to this. That's someone's livelihood over a poorly executed attempt at a joke. I don't think what he said is enough to infer that they're transphobic or that it was meant with hate in his/her heart. Tone deaf, maybe, but not hateful.
I think talking with him and educating him saying "hey, we have a wide ranging audience that may get offended to stuff like this, don't do that. Stay away from these kind of topics. Period." is fine enough.
Why do these apologies ALWAYS end up the EXACT same:
"sorry if we offendeded anyone"
If you really do care don't come with that weak shit and express something more genuine and not cookie cutter.
I didnt know they were based in Poland, I think that explains some of it.
edit : that apology is pretty half-assed.
I'm still amazed at the number of people saying it's just a joke in the early part of the old thread. A little googling will tell you that it's a well used 'joke' meant to diminish the trans community.
Im not even trans and in fucking offended by the joke.
Updated OP with CD Projekt's tweet/response
Because there isn't one.