Kotaku, a site dedicated to video game journalism, has a reputation for being the hub of video game news.
It also has a knack for taking things too far, as the site’s founder, Eron Gjoni, demonstrated on Friday when he took to Twitter to claim that a video game reviewer named Sam Biddle “is not a journalist at all, and he is a pedophile.”
The post has since been deleted, but Gjonsi has since claimed that the person in question is a “viral bot” and that “some of the people at Kotaku are really evil people.”
Biddle, who has a history of harassment against women, is the owner of Kotaku’s YouTube channel, where he has amassed a following of more than 2 million subscribers.
In a tweet sent to Kotaku on Friday afternoon, he said he was “extremely embarrassed and ashamed of my behavior.”
“I want to apologize to @kotaku and @thegirlgamers and to anyone who has been hurt by this post,” he wrote.
“I have no excuse for my actions and I do not wish to be a part of a culture that encourages such actions.
I sincerely hope you can see the humor in this and forgive me.”
Burden has previously described himself as a “gamer,” a “feminist,” and a “womanist,” but in this case, he has also called himself a “troll” and a “#GamerGate misogynist.”
In a recent video from his YouTube channel where he discussed the events surrounding the alleged harassment, Biddle also claimed that he “wasnt even an employee” at Kotakat and was simply “looking for a job” at the site, according to The Verge.
He also claims that Kotaku did not provide him with a proper email address, and that Kotakathans “censorship policy is to censor the most offensive things.”
Kotaku has not responded to multiple requests for comment.