Cats and Abortion ‘Don’t Go Together’ Sony’s PlayStation Staff Seethes E! News UK

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What’s new? after Sony Music boss Denis Handlin was sacked in Australia following allegations that Sony was a toxic workplace, staff at Sony’s PlayStation division are once again seething with an email urging employees to “respecting differences of opinion” on abortion rights, it seems some got their panties in a twist on the mention of cats and abortion rights in the same email.

Controversy exploded after a draft of a US Supreme Court opinion was revealed that signaled an intention to overturn the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide. country.

Jim Ryan, Playstation boss

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan wrote that he would “like to share something lighthearted” after mentioning abortion rights before going into five detailed paragraphs about his two cats’ first birthdays.

The email begins by addressing several current events, including the recent leak of a draft opinion from the United States Supreme Court that signaled an intention to overturn the landmark case.

In the email seen by Bloomberg, PlayStation President Jim Ryan did not take a position on abortion rights.

Instead, he wrote that the company and its community were “multifaceted and diverse, holding many different viewpoints.”

He wrote that “we owe it to each other and to the millions of PlayStation users to respect the differences of opinion between everyone in our internal and external communities. Respect does not equal agreement.

But it’s fundamental to who we are as a company and as a beloved global brand.

Mr Ryan went on to write that he “would like to share something lighthearted to help inspire everyone to be mindful of having a balance that can help ease the stress of uncertain world events”. He then shared that it was recently the first birthday of his two cats.

He wrote that “we owe it to each other and to the millions of PlayStation users to respect the differences of opinion between everyone in our internal and external communities. Respect does not equal agreement.

But it’s fundamental to who we are as a company and as a beloved global brand.

The CEO explained in the following paragraphs about his cats’ birthday cakes, their noises and his desire to have a dog one day.

The email seriously upset several employees who immediately expressed their displeasure with the tone of the email.

Some women wrote that they felt their rights were not respected or trivialized by the message.

One employee said he had ‘never been so crazy about a cat birthday before’.

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