Riot Games head gets flak for comments on George Floyd and his Death citing his “Criminal Lifestyle”
Riot Games’ Global Head of Consumer Products Ron Johnson has garnered a lot of flak for his comments on George Floyd and his apparent murder some weeks ago.
In a now deleted comment, Johnson connected Floyd’s death with his lifestyle, calling it “criminal”. Check out a screenshot of the now deleted post below:
“This is no reason to condone his killing by the officer at all, which still needs to be investigated as a potential crime.
It is a learning opportunity for people (and your kids) to teach that this type of criminal lifestyle never results in good things happening to you or those around you.”
That comment was so much hated that the top brass over at Riot Games decided to take matters into their own hands. He is now being investigated internally by the company.
On top of that, Riot Games released a statement when interviewed by VICE:
We’ve been made aware of the social media post and have launched an investigation. We’ll say firmly that the sentiment in that image is abhorrent, against our values, and directly counter to our belief that addressing systemic racism requires immediate societal change, which we detailed in the commitments we made Friday. While we don’t discuss the details of our investigations or their outcomes, we’re following our disciplinary process closely and have placed him on leave pending its conclusion.
That’s really something we don’t need right now.
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