Kyle Min Los Alamitos High School 12th Grade
The acts of predatory behavior have long been a scourge to workers who wish to enjoy their careers.
However, it grows even worse when the people in higher positions endorse the activity and ensure it remains unknown to the public. Perhaps evil does have a face - and one of those faces may be Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.
Activision Blizzard, the video game company responsible for games like Overwatch and Diablo, has already been under controversies after ex-employees exposed the fraternity-like behavior that left many female employees tormented. The news especially exploded when an employee was arrested for placing a camera in the women’s bathroom.
However, new evidence has pointed out that this behavior has been around for a very long time.
The reason no one has known is because the CEO Bobby Kotick hid it from the public, even rumored to have threatened one of his employees.
The problem is that the board of directors, fully unaware of this information, chose to keep Kotick as the CEO. Troy High School sophomore David Kim argues that he “thinks that it’s wrong to keep him as a CEO.”
He shares the same idea as several others, such as the Blizzard employees who have chosen to go on strike until Kotick is fired from his position.
Moreover, Troy High School Junior Sean Son believes that Kotick should be more than just fired. “It is not right that people with a lot of money or power can escape the consequences of the law. Kotick should receive judgment for his actions.”
The law must demonstrate its impartiality towards criminals, regardless of wealth. Therefore, Bobby Kotick must be fired and put to trial for his several years of tyranny.
Moreover, the company that is protecting him must be held accountable for assisting him.
The consumers of the market can help to discourage these companies from thriving on the pain of women employees.
By boycotting their merchandise and content, we can hold the company accountable through their loss in profit, a repercussion no company would want.
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<Kyle Min Los Alamitos High School 12th Grade