Michele Morrow calls out BlizzCon gender pay inequality
Michele Morrow, one of the most recognizable faces in gaming thanks to her long career as a show host and actress and World of Warcraft player, has seemingly accused BlizzCon organizers of gender discrimination when it comes to BlizzCon hosting pay. Morrow has hosted Blizzard’s outrageously popular annual convention since 2014, last year with
Geoff Keighley Alex Albrecht and Malik Forte. As she began on Twitter,
“Glad the #GoldenGlobes are calling out discrimination. I’d like to point out gender & POC pay disparity happens in gaming, too. This has happened to me. Has it happened to you?”
She followed up her statements by referring to her treatment by BlizzCon organizers specifically, suggesting that she didn’t know ahead of BlizzCon 2017 that she had been paid less than her male co-hosts.
“Hopefully someone will care & finally respond to my email regarding the situation to remedy it,” she writes. “This has nothing to do with any of my colleagues and 100% to do with those who hire.”
We reached out to Blizzard for comment earlier this morning and will update when we hear back.
Glad the #GoldenGlobes are calling out discrimination. I’d like to point out gender & POC pay disparity happens in gaming, too. This has happened to me. Has it happened to you? #TIMESUP pic.twitter.com/u6SvsEV1RP
— Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow) January 8, 2018