Op-ed: Real #Time’sUp? Bobby Kotick should be removed from Coke board

You’ve heard of #TimesUp. Now we have @blockbusterca @hackeryOU and #LoveArmy teams pushing Coca-Cola to drop Bobby Kotick. https://t.co/KNh1w0ETcB It’s been almost a year since Bobby Kotick’s bully tactics was uncovered during an article…

Op-ed: Real #Time'sUp? Bobby Kotick should be removed from Coke board

You’ve heard of #TimesUp. Now we have @blockbusterca @hackeryOU and #LoveArmy teams pushing Coca-Cola to drop Bobby Kotick. https://t.co/KNh1w0ETcB

It’s been almost a year since Bobby Kotick’s bully tactics was uncovered during an article by Josh Greenman in The New York Times about the anti-consumer practices of “Call of Duty” publisher Activision Blizzard.

The article revealed that in 2015, Kotick sent an email to “Call of Duty” executive Vince Zampella complaining about progress on “Destiny” after Zampella, part of his studio, complained that Activision had withheld money from the studio by handing it over to other studios in what amounted to salary cuts, not new development work.

Zampella and another Activision executive resigned from the company, and then it became public that Activision promised to do nothing more than keep paying them out of the “Call of Duty” loot box controversy, and that Atari also got paid out of the “Destiny” loot box controversy, despite the fact that they were part of the same studio and they also had received excessive payouts.

I was thrilled to see Disney CEO Bob Iger join the list of corporate leaders ousted for making long-term decisions that got stuck in an expensive cycle of unsustainable behavior.

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