Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian says the creators of “Feminists at Work” are not anti-woman.
The creators of the show, who are best known for their videos that dissect and critique female workplace harassment, posted an apology on Facebook Monday afternoon.
“We would like to sincerely apologize for the recent comments that were made on our channel,” Sarkeesians post read.
“These comments were offensive and hurtful, and were not reflective of us or the show.
We take our role as creators seriously and are deeply saddened by the situation, which is not what we intended to express.”
Sarkeesian and her team have been criticized for their criticism of the media, sexism in the gaming industry, and even a series of false accusations against a prominent game developer, but her post also says that while she is saddened by what happened, she has “zero tolerance” for harassment and sexism in video games.
“The feminist culture that exists in our industry and beyond is one of celebration, diversity, and inclusivity,” she writes.
“We don’t want to live in a world that feels ‘safe’ or ‘tolerant,’ where the ‘enemy’ of feminism is any type of criticism of feminism, or any type for that matter.
We have no tolerance for that type of behavior.
We don’t allow it in the workplace.”SARVEYSIAN IS NOT AN ‘ISRAELITE’ Her apology on the Feminist Frequency channel reads, “I’m very sad that this happened to us, and I am deeply sorry for the hurt and damage that it caused.
The opinions expressed in our videos and posts have been and will continue to be very personal.
I know it’s a difficult time for all of us here at Feminist Frequency, but it is the reality of what is happening, and we have no choice but to address it.”
A screenshot from Feminist Frequency’s official Facebook page, posted in April 2016.
Sarasky’s apology comes after the creators and many in the video game community voiced outrage over a series in which Sarkeesis videos criticise the portrayal of women in gaming, including the lack of diversity in video game production.
The video series, titled “Famous Feminist Frequency,” has garnered more than 40 million views since its release in 2016.
A series of videos by Sarkeesy in which she exposes the lack and lack of representation in the games industry have been shared widely on social media, with Sarkeesi’s YouTube videos receiving more than 7.4 million views in the past year alone.
She also has received a slew of death threats and a slew, and has been the target of violent attacks in the U.S. and abroad.
She has also faced criticism from fellow gamers who have called her a misogynist.