Too bad you don't work for blizzard, with all of your insight and wisdom.
I also make excellent cookies.
Seriously, people who actually took the corpsegrinder interview seriously need to stop playing games, and go read some books.
If this whole thing was a joke, then perhaps you could be a doll and elucidate to all of us hyper-sensitive types precisely what the punchline was. Seriously, what was the joke? At what, pray tell, were we supposed to be laughing?
If Corpsegrinder hadn't used words hurtful to homosexuals and instead used slurs which denigrate people of particular races, would you be so swift to defend Blizzard? I should think not.
When a ranking officer of a successful business is seen giggling like a schoolgirl next a homophobe, it is poor form. When said business plasters a video of the encounter on the big screen at the Anaheim Convention center, it is propagating hate speech, and no doubt breaking a number its internal Equal Opportunity rules, not to mention state and federal laws.
A template derivative-to-the-point-of-parody apology isn't going to make me feel better about the gaming company I love renting itself out as a megaphone for intolerance. I mean, come on. Morhaime practically used the "Corporate Apology" template included with Microsoft Word, and he didn't even have the stones to deliver it himself.
I remain unconvinced of his sincerity.
Allow me to indulge in one last forum post, because I actually laughed when you asked what the joke was.
Our good friend corpsegrinder, alllll the way back in 2007, got interviewed. One of the few celebrities whose interview having to do with world of warcraft was widely known for a few years. Well, see, he plays an orc warrior. And he gets INTO it. He enjoy this game, that's all it was supposed to show. A really enthusiastic celebrity, how does he have fun with it? Apparently he enjoys insulting and killing alliance players. I'm willing to bet all of those degrading things he said was more act than actual feelings. He is part of a pretty heavy metal band and all that fun stuff.
Think of it like Freddy Mercury was alive today, he'd probably come out saying he plays a blood elf paladin, and he just wants to get the horde and alliance together and entertain us. I mean, hell, I'd go to that concert without even wearing my pvp trinket.