Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment CEO, voiced criticism in a recent email, saying that there is a problem with the so-called 'Muslim Ban' policy implemented by President Donald Trump. Along with his criticism, he also emphasized the company's belief in 'diversity'.
In an email to Blizzard employees, Mike Morhaime said "The executive order strikes an incredibly sharp contrast to the values on which our company was founded. We are, and will always be, a company that strives for inclusion, embraces diversity, and treats one another with respect. This is the very foundation of what makes not just our company—but America—great, which is why I am so troubled by these actions." Morhaime continued, expressing his belief that the executive order of the Trump Administration is in conflict with what Blizzard Entertainment is pursuing, as well as what America is seeking.
Here’s Morhaime’s email:
In the past, Mike Morhaime has criticized streaming spectators for their racist and disrespectful behaivior towards the African-American player 'TerrenceM' at Dreamhack Austin 2016 Hearthstone last year.
Now that the world's attention has been drawn to the new administration in the United States, it will be worth noting how the US game industry will change in the coming years.
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