Tripwire CEO Steps Down After Voicing Support For Texas Abortion Law

The CEO of Tripwire Interactive is stepping down from his post at the Georgia-based game developer after a backlash to his comments of support for the new abortion law in Texas.On September 4, John Gibson tweeted that he was "proud of [the United States Supreme Court] affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat." He added: "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."Gibson's comments drew sharp and swift criticism across the gaming industry, and studio partners like Torn Banner Studios and Shipwright Studios cut ties with Tripwire. Streamers announced they would stop playing Tripwire games. Two days after his tweet, Tripwire announced that Gibson is stepping down as CEO effective immediately.Continue Reading at GameSpot

Tripwire CEO Steps Down After Voicing Support For Texas Abortion Law

The CEO of Tripwire Interactive is stepping down from his post at the Georgia-based game developer after a backlash to his comments of support for the new abortion law in Texas.

On September 4, John Gibson tweeted that he was "proud of [the United States Supreme Court] affirming the Texas law banning abortion for babies with a heartbeat." He added: "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."

Gibson's comments drew sharp and swift criticism across the gaming industry, and studio partners like Torn Banner Studios and Shipwright Studios cut ties with Tripwire. Streamers announced they would stop playing Tripwire games. Two days after his tweet, Tripwire announced that Gibson is stepping down as CEO effective immediately.

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