Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday March 18, 2016

Xbox Chief Apologizes For Sexy Dancers At GDC Party

Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft's Xbox unit, is apologizing today for having sexy dancers in school-girl outfits at its GDC party. Apparently a female developer by the name of Kamina Vincent lodged a formal complaint with Microsoft which resulted in the apology you see below: ‎

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It has come to my attention that at Xbox-hosted events at GDC this past week, we represented Xbox and Microsoft in a way that was absolutely not consistent or aligned to our values. That was unequivocally wrong and will not be tolerated. This matter is being handled internally, but let me be very clear آ– how we represent ourselves as individuals, who we hire and partner with and how we engage with others is a direct reflection of our brand and what we stand for. When we do the opposite, and create an environment that alienates or offends any group, we justly deserve the criticism.