Let’s wrap this up. Now.
I truly appreciate the flood of support messages for my outlet and my decision on last night’s happenings. It means a lot to us. But for those that do not know the whole story, and are just wanting to start more shit, you’re really just as bad as that original offender. Know what you’re talking about first. Please.
I understand why some are upset, but our staff at Destructoid is made up of some of the kindest, warmest, most passionate people you’ll meet. I consider them both friends and family, and I don’t know what I would do without any of them. That’s why the heated, senseless attacks directed toward my team turns my stomach. Attackers: If you ever met any of these people you’d feel bad for what you’ve said. Vent your feelings, but don’t bring my other people into this.
As for us cutting off “freedom of speech” with these actions, well…have you read Destructoid before? Our people are free to express their feelings at any time, and they all regularly do. But none of our people are free to attack another person, industry figurehead (and fantastic person!) or no. In fact, the very first and most important rule in our company policies clearly outlines what we expect when it comes to accountability over public ramblings. Put clearly, attacks are unacceptable.
Despite what you’ve heard about past incidents from our long and bumpy history, as long as I’m in charge I will not stand for this kind of behavior.
So there’s that. And we’re done with this. Can we go back to talking about corgis now?