Original Bayonetta voice actor calls for Bayonetta 3 boycott again, draws ire for charity suggestions
Hellena Taylor has been at the center of a firestorm after she made claims about not getting an adequate offer for voicing Bayonetta in the threequel, which is why she turned down the role. It’s a very long and winding story, but as it stands now, Taylor is still looking for fans to boycott the game.
In a series of tweets today, Taylor was asking fans to skip purchasing Bayonetta 3 and instead take their money and donate it to charity. You can see the message from Taylor in full below.
My posts have hit a nerve with people. Low pay resonates not just in the gaming industry, but in the wider world beyond, all over the planet. To donate your boycott money, there are many small local charities that need your help. Food banks, homeless charities, children’s charities, animal charities.
Alternately, buy homeless people coffees, or bake/buy a cake for a lonely elderly neighbour. Buy a bunch of flowers and give one to people who look sad on the street, without saying a word. We must care for people. So many ideas once you start…
Here are the 14 that I donated 100% my video game conference autograph signing fees to, if you need some inspiration. @MSF_USA @TheSilverLineUK @HumanimalTrust @PetsforVets @LAMDAdrama (Student Pizza Fund) @DogsTrust @TeamRubicon @BB4LifeKY @TheHALOTrust @StMonica90403 @KCFoundationUK @acn_uk
One of the charities suggested by Taylor has caused quite a ruckus on Twitter. While most are organizations supported by many, the inclusion of Billboards 4 Life has turned heads. For those who don’t know, Billboards 4 Life is an anti-abortion organization.
Regardless of your personal feelings on abortion, I think we can all agree that the topic is one that’s always hotly debated. That’s especially true in today’s climate, and now it’s become part of the Bayonetta 3 debacle. Definitely not a direction anyone saw coming for this entire mess, but here we are.