Apex Legends Lead Balance Designer Terminated After Controversial Remarks Surface; Dev Posts Apology

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Given how almost everything we post online can be screencaptured, it’s probably not a good idea to post stuff that can bite you back in the ass someday. That’s what appears to have happened to Apex Legends Lead Balance Designer Daniel Klein, who confirmed he was terminated by Respawn Entertainment today due to the stuff he posted online back in 2007.

Below, you’ll see screegnrabs of some of the stuff Klein has posted (thanks, Thordan Smash!), which includes a conversation with a friend online, and another where he posted a bunch of about women on his “humor” blog.

Over on Twitter, Klein confirmed he was terminated, and aplogized to his earlier statements. He has since locked his profile, but here’s a screengrab of his tweets (thanks, Biast12!:

Now, before anyone dogpiles Daniel Klein, I’d also like to point out that his wife suffered a miscarriage due to the situation, so please be considerate before tweeting or trying to engage the former Respawn developer.

While Klein’s earlier statements were indeed horrible, it was 14 years ago, and people do change. That said, that’s another story, for another day.

Do you think this is a justified termination or should Respawn just have talked to Klein and gave him a second chance? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below.

If you want a recap of all this, Thordan Smash released a video about it which you can watch here.

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