Playtonic has decided to remove YouTuber JonTron from the game after he recently outed himself as a racist, they gave this statement to GamesIndustry.biz:
”We recently became aware of comments made by voice artist JonTron after development on Yooka-Laylee had been completed.”
“JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron’s inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron’s personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers.”
JonTron had been invited to voice a minor character in 2015, but with his recent actions I 100% agree with the decision to remove him from the game.
He should have no part in any other game in the future either.