The Last of Us Part II continues to reap passions and controversies since its release. The two sides of the coin continue to show their opinions: On the one hand, those who are amazed at the video game. On the other, those people who are not happy. Now Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us Part II, has shared a series of messages he has received that are based on hate. This hatred is not only directed at the video game, but also at the people who have brought to life the characters who receive such hatred.
Hate against The Last of Us Part II
Neil Druckmann, director of The Last of Us Part 2, has been critical and even mocking with the attacks his video game has received since launch day. This was so when the reviews were devoted only to the video game. However, criticism has reached its peak by focusing its hatred on the characters and the people involved in them. It has been the case of Laura Bailey, voice actress for Abby, who has received constant harassment and death threats.
You can love or hate the game and share your thoughts about it. Unfortunately too many of the messages I’ve been getting are vile, hateful, & violent. Here are just a handful of them (feel it’s important to expose.) Trigger Warning: transphobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, etc. pic.twitter.com/uR9vpGgYQa
– Neil Druckmann (@Neil_Druckmann) July 5, 2020
The messages exposed by Neil Druckmann are not negative criticism of the video game, but deliberate attacks. They are transphobic, homophobic and anti-Semitic messages. This action by the principal is an attempt to stop these messages. In addition, the account of Naughty dog He has also condemned these hate messages.
Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any form of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast. Their safety is our top priority, but we must all work together to root out this type of behavior and maintain a constructive and compassionate discourse. pic.twitter.com/eoq4t1ITnh
– Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) July 5, 2020