Activision Blizzard CEO responds to criticism: “I’m sorry”

The employees are upset about the answer that the gaming company gave after last week being sued for discriminating against people on the basis of gender and skin color. The company accused, among other things, the two-year investigation that caused the lawsuit to be not sufficiently thorough.

Now Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick speaks for the first time. In a statement that has been sent to all employees, he writes, among other things, that the company initial response was deaf, and thanks the employees who stepped forward.


“It is essential that we recognize all perspectives and experiences and respect the feelings of those who have been treated badly in some way. I am sorry that we did not offer the right empathy and understanding “, he continues.

According to the statement, Activision Blizzard will now take a number of measures to improve the work environment. Among other things, a law firm has been involved that will review the company’s guidelines and action plans.


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