Video Game Creator Canceled Over Trump Donation

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Creator of the “Five Nights at Fredy’s” video game franchise has been forced off of the internet after it was revealed he has donated money to the Trump campaign.

The creator, Scott Cawthorn, was first doxxed by activists and then endlessly harassed over his pro-life views and support for President Donald Trump.

From The Daily Wire: 

Legendary video game creator Scott Cawthorn, who created the “Five Nights at Freddy’s” horror game franchise, announced last week that he was retiring after being outed — and then widely criticized — for being a pro-life Republican and donating to former President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and outsider Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI).

As the Daily Wire reported earlier in June, Cawthorn was doxxed by online activists, and his political donations made public, leading to days of criticism across social media.

“Fans who searched for Scott Cawthon on Open Secrets, an index of public political contributions, noticed that the developer has made significant monetary contributions to a number of conservative politicians such as Senator Mitch McConnell and former President Donald J. Trump,” game news site GameRant reported. “With the huge popularity of the ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ series, a significant portion of the fanbase have taken to social media such as Twitter and Reddit to voice disappointment for Cawthon’s donations, and as a result, both he and ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ have been trending topics on Twitter for the past several days.”

GameRant’s writers said fans were “concerned and hurt to find out where the money Cawthorn makes from the popular horror series is going” and called Cawthorn’s donations, particularly to Gabbard, evidence of “transphobia” and “homophobia.”

Scott Cawthorn has had to retire as a result of the constant harassment from activists. The worst part about this story is how activists are marking this down as a win and proving how successful a tactic bullying and harassment can be.


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