Activision Blizzard employees walked out yesterday, protesting against sexism and harassment in the company and to be fair, the company hasn't handled the problem at all well.
Later, the CEO changed track and made statements to tackle the problem.
Whilst I don't condone this kind of behaviour in the industry which let's face it, has been dominated by men since the very beginning, the last paragraph of this BBC report rang a few alarm bells.
Mr Kotick (CEO) added that Activision's games criticised as being sexist, will also be removed following complaints from staff and gamers.
The reason this statement rang alarm bells with me is due to its cancel culture connotations. To which games is Mr Kotick referring? In many articles on this story, pictures of Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) are shown - a game made in 2011, still retailing at $40 and up until 2013 had sold 26 million copies. I've played MW3 and try as I might, I can't find any sexism in the game at all. In fact there isn't even any sex portrayed. That's probably because it's a first person shooter set in a modern war.
I'll be following this story with interest because with anything related to cancel culture one has to be on one's guard.