Shortly after the controversy regarding Persona 5: Royal and attempting to stir outrage over a vocalist being accused of saying “retarded” in a music line, Kotaku UK’s Laura Kate Dale is stepping away from the caustic outlet on June 6th, 2019. Continue reading “Laura Kate Dale No Longer Working At Kotaku UK”
[Update: 4/19/2019] Kotaku UK editor Rich Stanton issued an update on April 19th, 2019 via an article titled “We Screwed Up With That Persona Lyric”. Stanton attempts to justify the original article, but notes that some backend issues prevented them from originally updating it correctly, and that Atlus confirmed that the vocalist does not say “retarded” in the song.
[Original article:] A bunch of Kotaku’s readers turned against them recently after a hit-piece was published on Kotaku UK, which centered around the lyrics in a song that appeared in the Persona 5 DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Nintendo Switch. Continue reading “Kotaku UK Gets Called Out For Racism Against Asians Following Persona 5 DLC Hit-Piece”