Playtonic games has announced they have removed famous YouTuber JonTron aka Jon Jafari from their game following his controversial remarks. Playtonic released a statement regarding the decision that you can read below:
"JonTron is a talented video presenter who we were initially, two years ago, happy to include as a voice contributor in our game. However, in light of his recent personal viewpoints we have made the decision to remove JonTron's inclusion in the game via a forthcoming content update. We would like to make absolutely clear that we do not endorse or support JonTron's personal viewpoints and that, as an external fan contributor, he does not represent Playtonic in any capacity. Playtonic is a studio that celebrates diversity in all forms and strives to make games that everyone can enjoy. As such, we deeply regret any implied association that could make players feel anything but 100% comfortable in our game worlds, or distract from the incredible goodwill and love shown by our fans and Kickstarter backers."
For those unfamiliar with the controversy, JonTron found himself in hot water after making some controversial remarks regarding Latinos and African Americans whilst defending an Iowa senator earlier this month. Among various other things, Jafari told his viewers that wealthy African Americans commit more crimes than Caucasians.
Crazy stuff. Yooka-Laylee drops April 11th.