"It was shortsighted and insensitive to use the video at all, even in censored form," he writes. "We realize now that having even an edited version at the show was counter to the standards we try to maintain in our forums and in our games. Doing so was an error in judgment, and we regret it."
"The bottom line is we deeply apologize for our mistakes and for hurting or offending anyone. We want you to have fun at our events, and we want everyone to feel welcome." Morhaime ends by saying, "As a leader of Blizzard, and a member of the band, I truly hope you will accept my humblest apology."
It's an unfortunate situation to see crop up, as is any that revolves around diversity, but it's also one the industry can hopefully learn from. The full apology is attached below.
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