Studio Whitefox Apologizes For Alleged “Gender Discrimination” Relating To Their Hiring Practices

Studio Whitefox Apologizes For Gender Discrimination Relating To Their Hiring Practices
Written by Theo J Ellis

Studio White fox, an anime studio known for shows like:

  • Akame Ga Kill.
  • Re:Zero.
  • Jormungand.
  • Steins Gate.

And more has been caught in some alleged crossfire related to gender discrimination.

As a result they apologized on Twitter (in Japanese) for the alleged incident.


What happened with studio white fox?

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Sometime ago when studio white fox was hiring for new employees, they specifically aimed for people under the age of 26 years old.

Specifically women.

This is something they’ve been doing for decades, and so they didn’t see anything wrong with continuing this practice. But as is the case when relating to women, some sort of controversy took place.

It seems to have ended fast enough for it to not be a big deal though.

At first their original hiring page read like this: “a man or a woman under the age of 26”, but was later changed to “a person under the age of 30”.


Equal employment opportunity law

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The Equal Opportunity Law In Japan has been running since 1972. This law was a  gender related one.

It closed the gap for equality between men and women when being employed across the country for companies and organizations.

This is connected to Studio Whitefox apologizing decades later for their hiring practices, and how they worded it in particular. Which obviously had backlash to warrant the apology in the first place.


Gaku Iwasa, the director of Studio Whitefox says he’s “only just learned” about the equal opportunity law, despite it being around since 1972. Which explains the fact they never paid it any mind when hiring people.

He apologized for this which took place late at night in Japan (when people noticed).


Relevant or unnecessary outrage?

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You decide. But it is what it is.


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