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Playism Has Postponed Their TGS 2021 Livestream Following Kson Backlash

Playism Has Postponed Their TGS 2021 Livestream

Following the news that Playism removed Kson from their Tokyo Game Show livestream, Playism has postponed their TGS 2021 livestream to an undetermined date.

Here’s the full message regarding the delay:

The previously announced PLAYISM Game Show: Premium Edition, scheduled for September 25th, has been postponed.

The errors in the scheduled guest list released on September 17th as well as the inadequacies in our subsequent handling of the matter have already caused inconvenience for a number of people, and we have decided that under the circumstances, we would not currently be able to provide the sort of content nor event that we nor our fans would consider satisfactory.

We want to offer our deepest and sincerest apologies to all of the developers and partners involved in the event, and to everyone from whom we received various comments and criticisms alike. We are truly sorry for any and all inconvenience caused.

Additionally, we would also like to apologize to everyone who was looking forward to the event for the suddenness of the announcement and the cancellation.

The date on which the event will be held is still to be decided, and we will provide further information once the event has been officially rescheduled.

We hope you all can accept our sincerest apologies.

PLAYISM

While Playism has postponed their TGS 2021 livestream, the current blowback is mostly from virtual YouTuber Kson’s fanbase, who are unhappy with how the entire debacle was handled.

The short version: Kson was announced alongside several other popular figures to host the Playism Tokyo Game Show 2021 livestream, only to have her promptly removed without a proper explanation.

The initial announcement was made on Chinese site Bilibili, to which Chinese users were outraged Kson was included. Playism initially blamed the confusion on a lack of planning and confirming details with all involved parties, regarding the invited guests.

The outrage from Chinese users is due to an ongoing rumor that Kson used to portray the anime vtuber Kiryu Coco, who got into trouble for mentioning Taiwan when reporting on their own metrics on a livestream. Despite this not being confirmed by Kson herself, the outrage alone was enough to have her removed from the event.

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