roseemrys (roseemrys) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Why Mica Burton really left her job working at Rooster Teeth

So Mica Burton posted this tweet yesterday about her decision years ago to leave Rooster Teeth due to the lack of support from her coworkers and employers.



Rooster Teeth is an online company that makes many online videos from animated series' like Red Vs Blue and RWBY to Let's Plays of games. When Mica worked at Rooster Teeth, she would edit some of the Let's Plays Achievement Hunter (RT's main gaming group) and would help when they streamed games and would sometimes be in their videos. She eventually then moved on to co-host and edit for The Know which was a channel that would report on gaming related news but she left the company after about two years of working there.

In 2016 on one of AH's podcasts, Off Topic, Mica talked passionately about her experiences as a black bisexual woman. Unfortunately a fair amount of the RT online community responded negatively to that and they started to harass her on social media.  They attacked her using racist and sexist language and implied that because her dad is famous (Levar Burton) she couldn't have dealt with a lot of hardships.


Since Mica left RT, she has continued cosplaying along with hosting some Overwatch League matches and has been a part of Critical Role, a famous Dungeons and Dragons series.

Some of her coworkers and bosses at RT have responded and pled to do better.





Her father also responded and added his thoughts.


Sources:
Mica's tweet/ Mica's OT talk/ Geoff tweet/ Matt tweet/ Barbara tweet/ Gavin tweet/ Levar tweet
Tags: fandom / stan culture, internet celebrities, lgbtq film / media, race / racism, web series / youtube
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