A row over the way Jeff DeBoer spoke to a mother on social media has resulted in his employees asking him to go. Funagain is a games shop and a logistics company that can help facilitate tabletop Kickstarters.
News of the altercation became more widely known this week when Braincrack Games split from Funagain Games.
Emily Shaw and Lewis Shaw, the directors of Braincrack, began their statement with;
Following inappropriate comments made on social media by the owner of Funagain Games, we have written to Funagain to terminate our partnership.
Today, Funagain Games released a statement of their own.
Titled “Statement of Management Changes” the piece begins;
Let it be known that we, the 25 full-time employees of Funagain Games and Funagain Logistics, do not condone in any way the words of Jeff DeBoer, the company’s CEO/Owner in his recent social media comments. There is zero justification for his words, and it pains us to see the hurt he has caused.
Later on, the statement adds;
At the request of the Funagain employees, Jeff DeBoer will be stepping down from his positions as CEO and relinquishing direct management of operations, client relations, and social media accounts effectively immediately. The current management team will be taking over those responsibilities”.
Not everyone is happy with the result, needless to say. On Facebook, one comment on the Funagain Games post said;
Thanks for promoting censorship. You are truly doing your part to help this country thrive!
It’s not clear which, if any, of DeBoer’s comments have been censored, though.
Check the comments below to see what readers have to say.