King stands behind decision to cancel women-only gaming event
A few days ago, we posted about a women-only gaming event in Spain that was canceled. King, developers of Candy Crush, have now given their reasoning for canceling the event.
Here’s what they said in a recent interview with GamesBeat:
“At King, we’re committed to fostering a culture of diversity and equality and have a number of initiatives in place to support this goal.
In this instance, we agreed to host a ‘Gaming Ladies’ event at the King office in Barcelona and the event attracted a lot of interest, mainly positive but some people had negative feedback to the fact it was an all-women event. We have decided to put this event on hold for the moment for two reasons. Firstly, we want to consider the feedback we’ve received around the event and secondly, for the safety of our staff and people registered to attend.”
Again. Bite your tongue next time, Gentlemen.