❘ Posted: 2022-10-16T17:36:40
❘ Updated: 2022-10-16T17:37:03
Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya has had his Twitter account restricted, following the ongoing controversy between Hellena Taylor and Platinum Games/Nintendo.
On October 15, Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor implored fans to boycott the release of Bayonetta 3, following “unethical” conduct by Platinum Games & Nintendo.
Price, the voice behind the franchise’s main character, revealed he was offered a meager $4,000 to lend his talents to the third installment. Although Taylor insisted what they did was “legal”, it nonetheless sparked outrage from fans of the longtime franchise.
Following Taylor’s decision to share her story, Twitter stepped in to restrict Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya’s account.
Bayonetta’s Hideki Kamiya Goes On A Twitter Blocking Frenzy
Shortly after Taylor’s story was shared with the world, it was only a matter of time before agitated fans hit back by addressing Kamiya himself. “Sad and deplorable about the attitude of lying. That’s all I can say now,” Kamiya said in an indirect response.
“By the way, BEWARE OF MY RULES,” the Bayonetta director added.
However, this tweet only acted as a catalyst to prompt the boycotted responses.
A Bayonetta fan suggested to Kamiya that “you could, I don’t know, pay your VAs.” As Kamiya began to receive intense backlash by the minute, reports of the Bayonetta 3 executive producer blocking people quickly began to spread.
Kamiya’s efforts to avoid angry attention from fans would be short-lived, as it appears Twitter themselves have stepped in to restrict Kamiya’s access to the social media platform.
“The twist ‘Hideki Kamiya block everyone’ that no one saw coming,” said Twitter user @rabbidluigi.
Before Kamiya’s restrictions were imposed, they continued to tweet messages like “It would be nice to also block the retweet of the quote… I can’t read it” and “I warned you”.
Hideki Kamiya’s Twitter disappears following account restriction
It was then reported on October 16 that Kamiya’s Twitter account had disappeared. When visiting the PG_kamiya account, users get the message “This account does not exist”.
According to third-party tweet-tracking apps, Kamiya sent his last tweet about 30 minutes before his account was deleted. It remains unclear whether he deleted his own Twitter account or was forcibly deleted by the platform itself.
Twitter users started cheering and joking that Kamiya blocked so many people that he blocked himself. Others claimed that he must have given up on blocking everyone and decided to deliver the ultimate block.