Laura Bailey took to Twitter on July 3 to share some of the unsuitable messages she has acquired since The Last of Us Part 2 was released on June 19, 2020.
Alongside images of some of the responses, Bailey said “Man. I strive to most effective post certain stuff on here… but sometimes this accurate gets a tiny overwhelming. I blacked out some of the words cuz, ya know, spoilers. Side declare. Thank you to all the individuals sending me certain messages to balance it out. It means extra than I can say.”
The response was overwhelmingly certain, and rightfully so, with many around the industry and past showing reinforce for Bailey. So distinguished so, she responded by thanking all these that did.“Damn,” Bailey said. “The amount of encouraging responses to this… I’ve always believed that ultimate individuals far outweigh the bad. Thanks for reminding me of that today.”
Earlier today, July 5, Naughty Dog took to Twitter to condemn “any fabricate of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast.”
“Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any fabricate of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast. Their safety is our top precedence, but we must always all work together to root out this sort of behavior and maintain a positive and compassionate discourse.”
An hour later, The Last of Us Part 2’s director Neil Druckmann shared some of the hate he has been getting.
“You can care for or hate the game and share your ideas about it,” Druckmann said. “Unfortunately too many of the messages I’ve been getting are vile, hateful, & violent. Right here are accurate a handful of them (really feel it’s important to reveal.) Trigger Warning: transphobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, and many others.”
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The shining mild in all this darkness is the reinforce from these around the internet that has drowned out all this hatred. There may be solely no place for it.
Unfortunately for all the haters, The Last of Us Part 2, apart from setting a new gold standard for accessibility in games, has develop to be the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 strange ever.
In our review of The Last of Us Part 2, in which we gave it a 10/10, we said it “is a masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original in nearly each way.”
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