We bring a new message related to one of the most beloved franchises by Nintendo fans. We are talking about the case of Pokémon.
In the text below, you can find a statement issued by The Pokémon Company after some unfortunate words from TiMi Group, the company responsible for Pokémon Unite. Apparently, the TiMi account has received all kinds of criticism after some responses on Twitter in relation to LGBTQIA + rights.
Specifically, the controversy was sparked when he responded to a fan who asked him to say “gay rights”, a trend that has recently become viral on social networks and which basically consists of asking prominent accounts to say that phrase as a show of support. What has surprised is the response he has given, which has received all kinds of criticism.
Those messages have already been removed, but fans took screenshots showing unfortunate comparisons:
Shortly after, the TiMi account issued an apology message where he stated that they had not expressed themselves well:
Now The Pokémon Company has spoken out about it, confirming that it does not endorse TiMi’s initial comments. This is the statement the company has shared.
At The Pokémon Company International, we believe in a fair and just world and that each person, employee, and fan has the unique skills, powers, and purpose to contribute to this common cause. As part of this, we celebrate the humanity of each individual and fully support the LGBTQIA + community.
Diversity, fairness and inclusion are the foundations of our culture of belonging, and our core value of integrity and respect underscores the importance of treating people with respect and empathy to build an open and trusting environment.
These statements do not align with our beliefs, culture or values and are fundamentally incorrect. We are working with our external partner to address the situation.