THQ Nordic AB, the mum or dad firm of THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna, has issued an official assertion concerning final week’s incident.
Lars Wingefors, co-founder and group CEO of THQ Nordic AB, apologised for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna’s actions in a letter to staff, customers, and companions.
Last week, THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna determined to host an AMA on 8chan, a website so infamous for its content material, Google now not lists it in search outcomes. 8chan is a 4chan spin-off, a board largely well-known for internet hosting baby porn, in addition to racist, homophobic and different types of abhorrent content material.
Though it’s laborious to think about THQ Nordic by some means being unaware of the location’s historical past earlier than agreeing to do the AMA, the corporate nonetheless backtracked after realising the implications of what it had accomplished. PR and advertising director Philipp Brock mentioned he regrets the choice, and that it wasn’t an try at “being edgy.”
Now, after dodging it for days, group-CEO Lars Wingefors has weighed in. His assertion is included under in full.
“This letter is to supply my sincerest apologies and remorse for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna’s interplay with the controversial web site 8chan final Tuesday, February 26. I condemn all unethical content material this web site stands for. Even if nobody inside the THQ Nordic Group would ever endorse such content material, I understand merely showing there gave an implicit impression that we did.
“As co-Founder and group CEO of THQ Nordic AB, I take full duty for all of THQ Nordic GmbH‘s actions and communications. I have spent the past several days conducting an internal investigation into this matter. I assure you that every member of the organization has learned from this past week’s occasions. I take this matter very severely and we’ll take acceptable motion to verify we’ve got the suitable insurance policies and programs in place to keep away from related errors sooner or later.
“As a Swedish based mostly, quick rising group, we firmly help equality and variety. We are additionally working actively to fight discrimination, harassment, and misconduct. We are already within the strategy of creating new work processes, based mostly on the United Nations’ SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and utilizing the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) requirements, and we’ll speed up this work going ahead.“