Eidos Montreal Employee Gets Sacked for Facebook ‘Hate Speech’

If you're a video game tester and you act like a dumb ass (allegedly) you'll probably get fired. Just ask 20-something Blake Marsh, who decided to try a little political comedy with a dash of misogyny and hate on his Facebook page. It's too bad for Marsh that his bosses at Eidos Montreal weren't laughing when they found out.

Following a failed assassination attempt by suspect Richard Bain on the newly-elected Quebec premier-designate Pauline Marois that saw one person killed and another severely injured, Marsh decided to make light of the crime:

"You just can't find good assassins these days," he wrote on Facebook, later adding "I give this b**** a month before someone with better aims comes forth and does what must be done."

Eidos Montreal general manager Stephane D’Astous was disturbed by the public post from an employee. He consulted with the company's legal team and then unceremoniously fired him. The company said that it has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to "threats and intimidation."

While Marsh has been sacked at Eidos Montreal, police have not charged him with a crime. There's some debate as to whether speaking your mind – however horrible the bile it produces – is a fire-able offense. As for the shooter – he has been arrested and faces 16 charges related to the assassination attempt.

Source: CTV News


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