HoYoverse today announced that after discussing with the voice recording agency Elliot Gindi will not be giving voice to Tighnari in Genshin Impact anymore due to a "breach of contract." In addition to this, they will be casting and re-recording the voice lines of the character and replacing the existing ones slowly.
At present, we are communicating with the voice recording agency regarding matters of casting and re-recording. We will gradually replace Tighnari's existing in-game voice lines, and issue these updates in the corresponding announcements. Thank you for your support, Travelers!— Genshin Impact (@GenshinImpact) February 16, 2023
There have been a ton of reports against Elliot Gindi in the past few days, and the situation got heated after a user FretCore, posted a full document containing various statements, screenshots, and more from victims.
The situation was then addressed by Genshin Impact's voice director Chris Faiella, and he appreciated everyone for bringing the situation to his attention. "To say I'm angry, disappointed, and heartbroken about it all, would be an understatement. My heart goes out to anyone who has been victimized by this unacceptable and inappropriate behavior," he said.
I appreciate everyone bringing the situation regarding Elliot to my attention. To say I'm angry, disappointed, and heartbroken about it all, would be an understatement. My heart goes out to anyone who has been victimized by this unacceptable and inappropriate behavior.— Chris Faiella (@ChrisFaiella) February 8, 2023
He assured the community that he is doing everything he can "using what limited power I do have, to rectify this situation and will absolutely inform the folks at miHoYo." The action has now been taken, and the community has thanked HoYoverse for it.
Thank you so much for this Hoyoverse! I love working for you and the fact that you listened makes this so much better!— Zulu & Lima (Corina, Follower of Cthulhu) (@thebirdzulu) February 16, 2023
Elliot Gindi did share a long apology a week ago via TwitLonger; however, the damage was already done.