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E3 2020 has officially been cancelled, but even before the confirmation, rumours had been swirling for a while. An adult content creator and sex worker by the name of @HotGirlVideos69 on Twitter, reportedly leaked the news a whole six days before the ESA made its announcement.
(Check out the original tweet here, but again, please be aware this account contains NSFW and age 18+ content).
While those in the video game industry are lamenting the loss of E3 this year, HotGirlVideos tweeted about how the show’s cancellation will also have an impact on the sex industry.
They tweeted: “Honestly though, I’m really bummed about #E3 getting cancelled. I’ve had such fun networking there over the last few years, and I know this sucks for devs and indie companies. Really awful situation with the #COVID19 #coronavirus…
“If somehow this gets visibility, instead of checking out my SoundCloud (probably just me moaning) donate to organizations that support sex workers and don’t vote for anyone that works to fight the rights of sex workers.”
The ESA yesterday (March 11) revealed that the show wouldn’t be taking place for the first time since its creation, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Their official statement reads as follows: ” “After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry–our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners–we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.
“Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”
The show is hoping to continue in a digital form.
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