Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting
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Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting

Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting

Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting

Bungie’s view has been shared on the mass shooting in Buffalo, USA, over the weekend. It is still being investigated by the FBI as a hate crime and condemned as a terrorist attack.

The company published a statement on its website. It expressed its support for the shooting victims and promised to work with its internal inclusion group for Black employees in response.

After a brief recap of the facts, Destiny, a former developer, began the release by saying, “Our hearts go out for the victims of this tragedy and all those who were affected by this act of violence.”

Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting

Bungie immediately addressed its actions and its inclusion club (founded in 2020) in response to the shooting. They cited the movement of a “Be Heard” Pin that commemorates the Black Lives Matter movement on the top page of their store.

It was also disclosed that all the money generated from this pin would be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center charity. This charity “monitoring hate groups and other extremists throughout America and exposes their activities to law enforcement and the media.”

The company stated that it would take steps to combat “online communities that recruit and radicalize individuals”. “Black at Bungie intends partner with our Player Support, Community teams to see if we can strengthen our ongoing efforts for safe and antiracist spaces where our players can come together.”

It added, “We hope our colleagues from game development and gaming communities continue examining their own platforms and investing in practices to combat racism in all its manifestations.”

Bungie concluded the statement by saying that “we believe that games and their communities should act as a force for good” and providing a link to a page where people can donate to the shooting victims.

The company’s tweet with the statement received an overwhelmingly positive reaction. Many users applauded Bungie for its stance. Others questioned whether Bungie was doing enough to support minority groups.

Bungie also stated in response to the US Roe v Wade debate about abortion earlier this month, declaring support for reproductive rights.

Bungie Issues Company Statement On Buffalo Shooting
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