While the reasons for banning many of the words, most of which are said to be profane and of a sexual nature, are self-explanatory, some of the inclusions are surprising such as ‘Canada’, ‘toejam’, and ‘women rapping’.
UPDATE: The ESA has issued the following statement:
“The team working on the E3 portal and app used a sampling of words that came from a third party software company only for the purpose of functionality testing on the portal. This is not the final list, only a test list. The primary goal of curating this final list is to ensure the moderation functionality is being properly implemented to create a safe environment for all users.”
alah, allah, azazel, christ, god, jew, jew!, jewed, jewish, lucifer, koran, nimrod, omfg, omg, qu’ran, quran, surah
black president, democratic socialism, right side broadcast, trump train
toejam, women rapping
The all-digital E3 2021 is set to take place from June 12-15. A live broadcast of the event will be available for everyone on platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, but consumers who sign up to the free E3 2021 portal and app will receive access to exclusive features.
The ESA has said the portal and app will serve as a key hub throughout the event, offering fans and media an “interactive experience” featuring virtual exhibitor booths, places to hang and chat with other users, and gamified show elements.
The aforementioned list of banned words is related to E3 2021’s code of conduct.
On the subject of harassment, the ESA writes: “E3 strives to provide a safe, inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, caste, religion, national origin, immigration status, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, and other protected categories.
“Participating in a global event brings with it the responsibility to be mindful of different cultures and customs. ESA does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, hateful conduct, or abusive treatment in any manner, including verbal harassment, intimidation or threats, and sexually explicit, suggestive, or provocative behavior.”
Fan registration for E3 2021 will go live on June 3. Media, industry professionals, and creators/influencers can already sign up.