Asmongold Discusses the “Uncomfortable” Blizzard Employee Breast Milk Stealing Allegations
Asmongold recently spoke about Blizzard’s allegations of breast milk stealing, and it might be the strangest accusation yet. We’ve frequently covered the various allegations from the Activision Blizzard company over this year, but nothing tops this accusation. Described as “unsettling,” it was revealed that breast milk was repeatedly stolen from a fridge at Activision Blizzard, which makes no sense. This comes after the November walkout and the lawsuit levied at Activision Blizzard. On top of all of that, and Bobby Kotick being supported by the board of directors, it never seems to be good news coming out of Activision Blizzard these days, and Asmongold talks about this latest breast milk allegation.
Upsetting News Out of the Activision Blizzard Camp
A few days ago, claims of breast milk being stolen at Blizzard came out. According to Jessica Gonzalez, refrigerators containing breast milk at Blizzard had padlocks. The padlocks were not consistently locked, and employees would also store their beer in them. On top of that, the locks were put on these fridges because the breast milk was being stolen. Several tweets were put out about women who would come back to get their breast milk at the end of the day, only to find it missing.
Asmongold seemed to be repulsed by the news and talked about it reluctantly. “I can’t even read this. It’s so ridiculous. I don’t want to see this. This is so upsetting to me. There are some individuals that work at this company that make me feel uncomfortable.”
A streamer and WoW player like Asmongold has pretty thick skin, too. He’s been harassed several times over the years, but this did him in. It’s hard to upset or offend him, but he seemed genuinely uncomfortable talking about this. He made a point to say that this is “a thousand times worse, and it’s not even happening to me” when talking about things that have happened to him.
This is certainly something Asmongold announced, one of the things that have genuinely been made uncomfortable. Unlike many other countries, new mothers don’t often get maternity leave, so they have to do these things at work. The conditions of breastfeeding stations seemed incredibly unsanitary or not optimal.
A former Blizzard producer confirmed the above claims about the breastfeeding theft at Blizzard. “There was no fridge in the room, so I had to label and carry my breast milk out and store it in the breakroom fridge. It was very clearly breast milk, in baggies with a baby’s face on it. One day, I went to retrieve my pumped supply at the end of the day and it was gone.”
We don’t blame Asmongold for being repulsed even talking about this. It’s uncomfortable and especially, it’s disappointing. We cannot imagine a scenario where someone would want to steal a mother’s breast milk, that they were going to feed their child. They would bring it up to HR and nothing happened as a result.
As he went through the stream, he read women’s statements, which genuinely upset him. He said what these women had to go through made him feel unsafe and uncomfortable, and he’s not a woman. Hopefully, this is one of the many things that will change at Blizzard in the future.