Source: Daniel Newton
The CEO of a large American video game company was forced to step down after he faced liberal backlash for his tweet supporting Texas’s abortion law that passed last week.
John Gibson, the CEO of TripWire, tweeted he was “proud” of the Supreme Court for upholding the “fetal heartbeat” bill.
Gibson wrote on Twitter:
“Proud of #USSupremeCourt affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat.”
“As an entertainer, I don’t get political often.”
“Yet with so many vocal peers on the other side of this issue, I felt it was important to go on the record as a pro-life game developer.”
But pro-abortion leftists on Twitter ravaged the Tripwire CEO, which cost him his career.
The company released a statement announcing Gibson had stepped down and that Vice President Alan Wilson would replace him as CEO.
The statement read:
“The comments given by John Gibson are of his own opinion and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a company.”
“His comments disregarded the values of our whole team, our partners, and much of our broader community. Our leadership team at Tripwire are deeply sorry and are unified in our commitment to take swift action and to foster a more positive environment.”
Gibson’s comments spark massive backlash in the gaming community as some said they would no longer work with Tripwire because of his remarks.
One of the company’s gaming collaborators, Shipwright Studios, responded to Gibson’s tweet saying that “while your politics are your own, the moment you make them a matter of public discourse you entangle all of those working for and with you.”
Earlier this week, Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) warned there would be “deadly consequences” because of the Texas law.
“There are also other real-life consequences that are happening right now, deadly consequences.”
“There are folks who want to believe that you can eliminate abortion, but what this law and other laws like it will do is simply make it deadlier, more dangerous.”
Biden blasted the SCOTUS over the decision, describing the bill as an “unprecedented assault on a woman’s constitutional rights.”
Meanwhile, former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile claimed the law was a “war on women” and worse than “rape.”
“It’s going to be a long time. No, George, when the penalty for having an abortion after being raped is more severe than the penalty for rape, you know it’s a war on women,” she said.