Sep 1, 2019
The team investigates further, looking into the strange happenings inside of the main mortuary of Resurrection Cemetery. What they find is beyond their comprehension.
TRIGGER WARNING: Misgendering and Dead Name Usage
After releasing this episode, it was brought to our attention that it is problematic for many reasons and several mistakes contributed to a perfect storm of inappropriate content.
First, we realize it was unclear, due to the editing, that Brock’s transition was meant to be a temporary offer provided by “The Duchess” in the Ninth Circle Club to help him evade unseen forces tracking him and hunting him. In turn, assisting the groups’ efforts to leave the city and head to Brazil.
Second, as a result of this, it created the very problematic issue of needing to follow the ruse created, which resulted in Brock selecting the female name “Brenda.” At times, we failed to use associated pronouns with her new identity. It also became very clear we all did a terrible job separating when we were “in public” to use Brenda (she/her) and in “private” to use Brock (he/him).
Third, the player for Brock, Thor, is male, presents masculine, and uses he/him pronouns. Further, our recording times were approximately 4-5 weeks apart during this time period due to life in general being the way it is at time. Unfortunately, this amalgamation of circumstance and our own poor performances resulted in forgetting his in-character appearance until someone at the virtual table corrected them. These corrections and subsequent apologies were sometimes cut from the recording, and lines were often missed for re-recording.
Without sugar-coating it, this led to content that can be seen in many ways as transphobic.
Dear listener, this is absolutely not what we intended. Many of our main cast are part of the LGBTQIA* community. Many of the guests we have for our side adventures are of the LGBTQIA* community. And if they are not, they are most certainly allies of that community.
There can be no apology or words that can truly make this egregious offense better. But please know that we are truly sorry this has occurred. From the bottoms of our hearts, we are sorry. We have heard the feedback of our community, we have taken into account their experiences and their response to the episode and we have all made a commitment to making sure our content is better than this because we know we are better than this. We will make sure this does not happen again.
Thank you for the hours of listening so far. We hope you will continue to listen despite this mistake.
As a show of good will, we will be making a donation to The Trevor Project. It is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Sincerely and Apologetically,
Corpses & Curios
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