Rooster Teeth is an American digital media company headquartered in Austin, Texas. It is a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.
Rooster Teeth began with the production of Red vs. Blue, which premiered in April 2003. It is currently the third longest-running episodic web series of all time.
As of 2022, Rooster Teeth’s primary YouTube channel has over 9.1 million subscribers and over 6 billion video views. Including all of their other channels, they maintain over 37 million subscribers.
Over the years, Rooster Teeth has been facing internal issues which have never been disclosed to the public. The recent happening has escalated and drawn public attention. Read on to find out what happened.
What Happened At Rooster Teeth?
October 2022, Kdin Jenzen posted a TwitLonger post after she left Rooster Tweet. In TwitLong, Kdin describes the horrible working environment of Rooster This.
For those who don’t know, Kdin jenzen is the former director, producer, and content creator for RoosterTweeth. Kdin has been part of RoosterTeeth since she joined in 2013. She worked on the scripts of Death Battle. She was also the director of RWBY: Ice Queendom.
According to Kdin, workers were subjected to constantly F-slur and harassment. She also described an incident where she was made to work under unhealthy conditions.
Kdin described a point in her career when she was put in a position where she had to ignore her physical health just to focus on work.
After being hospitalized for pneumonia in 2016, rooster Teeth did not change her work schedule. Instead, they transferred her to a new department which only made her condition worst.
Again, Kdin was reportedly shamed by her coworkers for not working while she was on medical leave recovering from a life-saving surgery in 2021.
Aside from the hazardous working environment, Rooster Teeth also failed to give Jenzen credit for her work. Her treatment became worse after she came out as trans.
She wrote that “People had no idea how to deal with a trans woman, so I was interacted with even less and only trotted out every so often to show off ‘We Hire LGBTQIA+ People!'”
Former creative director and Rooster Teeth personality, Gavin Free also came out to support Kdin after her Tweet. According to him, he wants to stop and take full responsibility for my past behaviour at Rooster Teeth.
Rooster Teeth Responds
Rooster Teeth came out, later on, to clear the air on the situation. According to them, they like to hear both sides of the dispute before they take any form of action.
Their response came just a few hours after Kadina and Gavin’s Tweet.