According to The PRP, some “World Of Warcraft” fans want to get Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher’s in-game charter removed from the game. Their issues stem from a 2007 interview in which Fisher used homophobic slurs while discussing certain fictitious species in the game. Those comments also resurfaced during the 2011 “BlizzCon” and led Blizzard Entertainment co-founder and president Michael Morhaime to issue an apology.
This news comes as Blizzard Entertainment and Activision are facing legal action due to harassment and discrimination. This includes a lawsuit that was filed by the California Department Of Fair Employment And Housing, which said the following:
“Defendants’ ‘frat boy’ culture is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment and discrimination against women. Female employees are subjected to constant sexual harassment, including having to continually fend off unwanted sexual commented and advances made by their male co-workers and supervisors and being groped at the ‘cube crawls’ and other company events.
High-ranking executives and creators engaged in blatant sexual harassment without repercussions. In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant with him on the trip.”
The lawsuit has resulted in developers making changes or removing creations and characters related to those allegations. Fisher’s character, an NPC orc named “Gorge The Corpsegrinder,” is still in the game for now, but Dextero.com are reporting that some have called to have it removed because of the aforementioned interview. An edited version of that chat can be found below: