Fallout Mod Pulled After Artist Allegedly Posts "Animated Pedophillic Content"

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We only wrote about the big new Fallout: New Vegas mod The Frontier last week when it was released! And now we’re writing about it again, because the mod has been “hidden” (basically temporarily removed) from Nexus Mods and pulled from its own website after allegations that one of its artists posted “animated pedophillic content on their personal artist accounts”.

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The full statement, posted on the mod’s page by the development team, reads:

Some deeply concerning news has emerged in the past few hours. We have been recently notified that one of our developers, ZuTheSkunk, had posted animated pedophillic content on their personal artist accounts. The items in question are deeply disturbing to the entire team, and we condemn them in the strongest sense. ZuTheSkunk has since been removed from the Development Team and banned off of our Community Discord. We will be conducting dialogue with members of the development team to hear their thoughts regarding the current situation and help make our decision more informed. We have stopped production and work on the mod to address the current events properly. More measures will be undertaken and a more detailed address will be posted soon.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed both in the mod, and outside of it, belong solely to the authors who write them, and not to the mod’s organization, community, or other group or individual.

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ZuTheSkunk has a Deviantart account that’s still active, which is mostly made up of My Little Pony fan art, and which occasionally veers into sexual territory, though nothing of the magnitude alleged in the statement. There is, however, a now-deleted account at the more NSFW-leaning art website Fur Affinity called “ZuTheSkunk” that has been “deactivated by the owner”.

The mod is also unavailable on Steam, listed simply as “Coming Soon.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

DISCUSSION

speedstersonics
Speedstersonics

So why they pull the mod if the offending stuff wasnt in the mod itself? They gonna just retcon all his work?