Hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees in Irvine and many more remotely walked off the job on Wednesday to protest a workplace culture they call misogynistic and toxic. The protest, branded through the hashtag #ActiBlizzWalkout, also prompted online gamers to call for a daylong boycott of the company's titles, which include "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" and "Overwatch."
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Activision Blizzard's CEO Bobby Kotick issued an apology ahead of Wednesday's walkout for the company's "tone deaf" response to the accusations it faces. But for employees who walked off their jobs in protest, the statement came too little, too late. They carried signs like "Send the Frat Boys Back to School" and "Every Voice Matters."
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