'End PewDiePie' - Ubisoft employee reportedly fired over their comments

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Update (December 18)

Turns out the rumors weren’t true. Ubisoft hasn’t fired Dianna over her PewDiePie comments. Complete story here.

Original story follows:

Late last week, we brought you news about a Ubisoft employee who reacted on the whole ‘PewDiePie endorsing anti-Semitic YouTube channel’ controversy by urging the gaming industry “to end” PewDiePie and cut ties with him.

Here’s what Dianna had said:

Enough is enough. Gaming Industry: I’m going to need you to end this dude. You know EXACTLY who you are. Cut ties with him… NOW.

Well, regardless of their intentions, their choice of words didn’t go down well with a lot of people, and that’s the reason she faced a lot of backlash.

Now there has been another development on the matter, as reports are pouring in that Dianna has been fired by Ubisoft over these comments. The source of these reports is TheQuartering YouTube channel.

The channel host says after they highlighted Dianna’s tweet in their previous video, they received anonymous emails from people claiming to be “close to Ubisoft” saying the company has terminated the employee in question.

It’s worth mentioning here that TheQuartering host makes it amply clear they haven’t seen any irrefutable proof of these claims. However, there have been certain developments since Dianna’s controversial tweet that suggest this whole ‘firing’ rumor may have some base after all.

The developments we are talking about is related to Dianna’s Twitter account, which is now in Protected mode, meaning none of her tweets are publicly viewable currently. Only confirmed followers have access to her tweets and complete profile now.

However, this wasn’t the case when she tweeted that “end this dude” comment. In addition, her Twitter bio now doesn’t contain any reference to Ubisoft. Here’s what it looks like now (especially that last line “Thoughts and Opinions are mine” catches the attention):

ubisoft-employee-bio

We didn’t capture a screenshot of her earlier Twitter bio, but we can confirm it revealed Dianna works with the Ubisoft Massive team on The Division. So until there’s more clarity on the matter, it’s reasonable to assume there has been some affect that controversial tweet had on her Twitter account.

That’s the reason it’s hard to brush off rumors that Dianna has been handed over the pink slip by her employer. Watch the complete TheQuartering video below.

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.