THQ Nordic Issues Full Official Apology for 8chan AMA

THQ Nordic Issues Full Official Apology for 8chan AMA

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Dean Abdou

THQ Nordic AB co-founder and CEO, Lars Wingefors, has issued a statement apologising for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna's recent AMA on 8chan, a site which was blacklisted from Google for hosting child porn.

Many people called out THQ Nordic last week for hosting an AMA on 8chan because along with the site being blacklisted from Google for child porn, it also hosts a lot of racist and homophobic content too.  PR and marketing director Philipp Brock has since come out and said that he regrets his actions and that THQ Nordic wasn't attempting to look edgy from this.

Lars Wingefors has now released an official full statement to address the matter even further and to apologise for the actions of THQ Nordic GmbH. The statement also details how THQ Nordic plans to combat discrimination, harassment and misconduct within the company, you can read it in full below:

"This letter is to offer my sincerest apologies and regret for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna’s interaction with the controversial website 8chan last Tuesday, February 26. I condemn all unethical content this website stands for. Even if no one within the THQ Nordic Group would ever endorse such content, I realize simply appearing there gave an implicit impression that we did.

"As Co-Founder and Group CEO of THQ Nordic AB, I take full responsibility 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 events. I take this matter very seriously and we will take appropriate action to make sure we have the right policies and systems in place to avoid similar mistakes in the future.

"As a Swedish based, fast growing group, we firmly support equality and diversity. We are also working actively to combat discrimination, harassment, and misconduct. We are already in the process of developing new work processes, based on the United Nations’ SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and using the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) standards, and we will accelerate this work going forward."

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  • If he was really that sorry, he would hand in his resignation and leave the company. Even with this apology, it will take a lot work to get their reputation out of the gutter.
  • 2018. The year when we fought for the free internet. 2019. The year when you need to apologize for using the free internet. Twice.
  • Oh yeah, I forgot they're Swedish-based. That explains so much.
  • If they are sorry, they'd make Spongebob BfBB remastered!!
  • I wouldn't even have known about their mistake if they hadn't apologized for it twice. Life goes on. @1: No one cares. This won't affect their reputation. And a man shouldn't give up his livelihood because he made an honest mistake.
  • It seems like an honest mistake. Honestly why dwell on it let the fellas get back to work
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