Speaking out

Fired Reddit employee breaks her silence

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Victoria Taylor, the former director of talent at Reddit whose unceremonious and abrupt firing last week triggered a protest that effectively shut down the site, broke her silence about the controversy on Wednesday night. Sort of. And she did it with a statement posted on — where else? — Reddit. Taylor was coy in addressing the actual controversy over her firing, writing, “How was your weekend? Mine was … interesting, to say the least.” The main thrust of her statement sang the praises of the Redditors with whom she’d become so popular over the years. “Your voices matter. You proved that this weekend. And really, this weekend wasn’t about me. It was about you,” Taylor wrote. She closed on a poignant note, saying, “You can take the woman out of reddit, but you can’t take the reddit out of the woman.”

Read the full story at Mashable.

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