Change The Name Of Overwatch's "McCree"

Change The Name Of Overwatch's "McCree"

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Halt Sterling started this petition to Blizzard Employees

With the recent news coming out of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit, many have become aware of the origins of the name "Jesse McCree". As it has now been revealed, the beloved character had been named after a Blizzard employee who was apart of the infamous "Cosby Crew", tarnishing this character for many people, and possibly even triggering traumatic thoughts for some players and female employees at Blizzard.

The goal of this petition is to ultimately have the characters name changed, since so many used this hero as inspiration and a comfort character. Personally I would like to have his namesake changed to that of his voice actor, Matthew Mercer. Not only do I think Mr. Mercer's name fits the aesthetic of the character, but Mr. Mercer has a lot of passion for this character as well. Matthew Mercer is frequently shown to be loved by his coworkers and fans alike, and has done a lot to show his own support for injustices. Recently he spoke out against LGBTQ+ hate, and that's just one example. He's been sharing posts on Twitter to garner support for July 28th's walk out against Activision Blizzard. 

I hope many will see this post, and help to repair the love many hold for this character and dispose of their disturbing origin. For the sake of the character we love, the many fans of the character, and most importantly the victims at Blizzard who continue to work on many people's favorite hero, despite possibly being hurt by the name.

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