Activision announced that it cut ties with Call of Duty voice actor Jeff Leach after a tweet highlighted that he made sexist and misogynistic remarks on multiple live streams.
That came from NitroLukeDXThe first clip shows Leach insulting a Twitch streamer named TheZombiUnicorn after she didn’t appear on the stream. Leach made an offensive comment on the streamer’s appearance, which can be heard in the clip below.
[1/3] Jeff Leach Misogynist ?! @FacebookGaming partner, voice of @CallofDuty “Ghost” @ActivisionSerious personalized intrusive sexism. Influence. Contempt. Violence! Serial offender! @TheZombiUnicorn Check out the clip RT! Respect women! # GameOver4Sexism pic.twitter.com/jtNj3xy5sNMay 7, 2021
Another clip in the video is from a live stream in December 2020 in which Leach made further sexist remarks. TheZombiUnicorn has a Video response to the assembly video asking why Activision and Facebook still have partnerships with Leach, and Activision has since responded.
CharlieIntel, the website that first published the story, has since received a comment from Activision confirming that all links with the voice actor have been severed. In the statement, Activision says, “Sexism has no place in our industry, our games, or society. Activision no longer works with Jeff Leach. We strongly condemn these remarks. We strive to provide a fun and safe experience for all players. “
Jeff Leach voiced Ghost in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and repeated the role in Call of Duty Warzone. We don’t know if Activision is planning any changes to the character or if Ghost should reappear in future Call of Duty titles.
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