I was close to posting that haha. I’m of many minds about it. What Klein did was kind of not okay, as much as I seriously agree with every part of the statement. There’s a lot of people that side with him because he’s frankly saying what we all feel after dealing with a shitty, shitty culture. But even still, the statements klein made and even joking about a men only space in the turbine of the LAX is…wow.
I’ve seen a lot of that even on this forum. I’m a trans woman dealing with this situation after losing all faith in riot after reading those initial posts on riots culture and the league subreddit is fucking depressing and horrible. They think it’s okay to literally shit on the riot balance team 24/7, every day, without a moments reprieve, and yet engaging with this part of the community is kind of necessary. That’s bloody awful.
And yet… I still wouldn’t have engaged with this in the way that klein did. Does it justify firings? Idk anymore, but they also did warn everyone not to engage with the community which would’ve been even better. I can’t speak for anyone’s experiences on riot but I’m surprised I don’t hear as much about how crazy this all kind of was
Edit: It’s kind of bullshit that the other employee gets fired for defending him but still. It’s really complicated and feels weird when no one seems to address that what klein said was kind of explosive