Ok people, I think that’s enough now. I think Xbox needs to re-build their entire staff! Because yet ANOTHER so-called ‘official’ was reported to make inappropriate comments that were a little too close to the ‘rape’ line, to another female employee.
Xbox Official and his female employee were giving a live demonstration of ‘Killer Instinct’ on the Xbox One. As the female player was clearly being beaten in the game, she remarked: “I can’t even block, and you are too fast!” To which he replied: “Here we go, Just let it happen, It’ll be over soon.”
Although the remark did get a few laughs from the audience, many people behind stage and in the audience were taken back and visibly disturbed.
The Female employee later remarked: “You have a fight stick!” He replied “Wow, you like those don’t you?” and finally, she responds seriously: “No, I’m not liking this.”
Personally, I think a remark like that is SEMI ok, when talking around with your mates and CLOSE female friends. But, you must be fucking stupid to so comfortably speak such stupid comments, knowing millions of people are watching you live. Xbox have once again shown pathetic sales technique, and utter disregard their viewers.
Twitter uses responded almost immediately after the remark, stating:
‘Wow. This is really gross. Male overpowering a female in a game, so of course, rape joke. Good one, Msoft,’ @Vahn16
‘Even if it was unintentional, Microsoft should’ve realized they shouldn’t make a rape joke in an environment already toxic with misogyny,’ @stillgray
‘Oh my god. One of the people just made a rape joke onstage and the audience actually liked it. That’s sick,’ @IatosHaunted
Needless to say, Xbox One is expected to lose majority of it’s sales, due to the past week riddled with pathetically excused Microsoft staff.
Vice President of Microsoft Studio Corp. Phil Spencer, released a statement defending the code of conduct the company has, and publicly apologized for the “off the cuff” remark.
As if people need more excuses NOT to buy the Xbox one! Learn to market yourselves guys!! Your nothing but a massive joke at the moment!
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