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THQ Nordic Goofs By Hosting AMA On Site Known Dark Web Content

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“We’re doing an 8chan AMA and we have no idea why.”

Talk about “famous” last words.

On Tuesday, Phillip Brock & Reinhard Pollice of THQ Nordic announced that they wanted to do a AMA, which on its own doesn’t seem that bad. Reddit literally has a subreddit dedicated to AMA, where people can get to have an intimate conversation with their audience, and answer questions fans really want to know.

WHELP! Someone must have been out of their god damn minds because instead of hosting it on Reddit, they went to 8Chan. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, PLEASE DON’T ACTUALLY GO TO 8CHAN. We’ll fill you in with all you need to know here. 8Chan is a forum that has been commonly linked with Nazi hate groups, Child Porngraphy, and child abuse content, among many other things.

Of course, many tried to warn THQ not to do this but “The opportunity was here and we took it. We got approached in a very friendly and polite manner and were assured, said person (shoutout to Mark) will take care of the nasty stuff,” was their response to the concerns.

You don’t have to be a mind reader to see how quickly this came to bite them in the ass. Within minutes of starting the AMA, they were bombarded with Child Porn, varying degrees of hateful, bigotry, nationalist comments and the trolling you’d come to expect from a “community” like this. Sure, there were a couple of real questions in between, but not enough to justify this level of “fuckery”.

Within hours, THQ changed their tone and issued an apology regarding the “misstep”.

“I personally agreed to this AMA without doing my proper due diligence to understand the history and the controversy of the site. I do not condone child pornography, white supremacy, or racism in any shape or form. I am terribly sorry for the short-sightedness of my (!) decision, and promise to be far more vigorous in my assessment of these activities in the future. This was not about being edgy, this blew up and I very much regret to have done it in the first place.”

What’s the internet think? Well, they’re definitely letting THQ have it right now (and rightfully so). The general consensus is that this AMA grants the 8chan “community” legitimacy. We can only hope that the person who made the call to do the AMA there had no clue what the site is, and no idea how to use Google. We can only hope that’s the case.