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Naughty Dog Has Spoken Out Against Online Abuse After Neil Druckmann Shares Worst Abuse

Naughty Dog has today spoken out against harassment and threats after several of its staff have endured online abuse over the last couple of months.

The statement reads: Although we welcome critical discussion, we condemn any form of harassment or threats directed towards our team and cast. Their safety is our top priority, but we must all work together to root out this type of behavior and maintain a constructive and compassionate discourse.

This comes after The Last Of Us Part II Director Neil Druckmann this morning shared some of the worst messages that he had received over The Last Of Us Part II along with the message:

You can love or hate the game and share your thoughts about it. Unfortunately too many of the messages I’ve been getting are vile, hateful, & violent. Here are just a handful of them (feel it’s important to expose.) Trigger Warning: transphobic, homophobic, anti-Semitic, etc.

Laura Bailey who plays Abby in the game also shared some of the messages she had received before receiving a wealth of love from the industry and gamers around the world.