We have some really important statements coming from Twitter. These have been shared by Chaka Cumberbatch, now ex-member of The Pokémon Company.
🎉 Some personal news! 🎉— Chaka Explains It All (@princessology) May 7, 2021
Typing this out still feels surreal, but here we go! After four incredible years, I’ve made the decision to move on from @Pokemon. Today is my last day!
There are no words to describe how amazing this journey has been ❤️
Through this social network, she wanted to share a bad experience she had at E3 2019. The information has been shared through a public complaint from another industry worker who shows how she has received unacceptable messages of harassment through social networks.
Following this, Chaka Cumberbatch has quoted the tweet and explained how in 2019 there were fans who encouraged each other to harass her because of the controversy generated by a game. She doesn’t mention which game it is, but it’s common knowledge that she’s referring to the most controversial title of E3 2019: Pokémon Sword and Shield.
She claims that she had to continue working and ignoring this harassment while she was actually terrified of being physically attacked because of something that was not under her control. This again highlights how some employees are harassed for decisions that are not really up to them but to the company. It seems that there are fans who do not understand this and choose to harass workers in this way.
At E3 2019, there were fans encouraging each other to find me and “have at me” over A Game Controversy. I think y’all know which one I mean.— Chaka Explains It All (@princessology) June 4, 2021
I had to keep working/pretending nothing was wrong while terrified about being physically attacked for something I had ZERO control over. https://t.co/12rGwujdGT
With these messages, they want to denounce this type of situation that should undoubtedly disappear from the video game industry and make us reflect on what kind of complaints we can make.