Alison Rapp, one of the more public faces of Nintendo on social media, has been fired by the company. Rapp took to Twitter to make the announcement, saying that she was “no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo” was the reason for her termination.
Taken at a glance, Rapp seems to be insinuating that her firing was connected to her very vocal role in a recent controversy surrounding the localization of Fire Emblem Fates, during which she was very outspoken about her then-employer. Nintendo, however, has come out to state that Rapp was terminated due to her violation of an internal policy regarding exclusivity of employment.
Nintendo did acknowledge the recent controversy with Rapp, but stressed it was not the cause of her release. Rapp states that she’ll be seeking employment opportunities in the Seattle area. She’s not the first Nintendo employee to be fired in recent times, but this case seems to be a bit more complicated than previous terminations that have come to the attention of the public.
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