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Playtonic Removes Racist Youtuber JonTron From Yooka-Laylee

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.

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snesfreak
He's been playing video games his entire life, and has gotten progressively worse at them as he's gotten older and more decrepit. He's been running this place (into the ground) since 2013. He's old. Keeps writing about Nintendo despite mountains of evidence proving he should never write anything. Very old. Lifelong Nintendo fan, doesn't care what you think about that. Did I mention how old he is? Because he's very old.
  • Q Mulative

    Youtube nazis keep outing themselves lately. It’s as if you can only make these overtly racist / rapist / anti-semitic jokes so many times before people realize “he’s not really joking, is he?”

    P.S.: I’m liking the new look of the site. Shows up much cleaner on mobile, too!

    • I’m already seeing people say they won’t buy the game because of this, way to out yourself as either a moron or a racist moron. Trying to claim he didn’t say anything bad, please.

      Yeah, it does look way better now.
      Still have to tweak stuff so if you see any issues let me know.

      • Pinkie-Dawn

        As if cancelling the Wii U version wasn’t enough to turn people who hate kickstarters off from this game, the JonTron incident only pushes them away even further.

        • Joshua

          Well, it’s certainly better than people boycotting a game just because of a few missable memes and changed graphics AMIRIGHT?

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