GOG.com Tweet Backlash

GOG.com tweets about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we clearly messed up here." VG247 has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image for Postal 2 which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many posts critical of the apology as well. This tweet offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:

  • The intention behind our tweet was to inform about a release known for controversial content.
  • Unfortunately, we've failed to make the association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
  • Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.
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Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash
Jul 20, 2018, 09:35
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Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 20, 2018, 09:35
Jul 20, 2018, 09:35
 Prez
 
I agree that unintentional offenses are worth apologizing for. And I agree that from a business perspective it makes sense to apologize for certain things that individually you wouldn't apologize for just to diffuse a controversy. What gets me is how readily people make the jump from a shot at games journalism - something that all of a sudden is apparently taboo??? - to association with a movement that is effectively recognized as the modern day embodiment of misogyny when slagging off games journalism has been a pastime of hardcore gamers since Computer Gaming World was shipping magazines. If I say that VG247 is a garbage gaming news source is it at all reasonable for me to be called a "Gamergater" or whatever? If stupid people want to make enormous and inexplicable leaps in logic I can't help that, but even being a polite person who goes out of his way to be nice to people (who deserve it or haven't made it to my asshole list yet) that is something I would never in a million years apologize for because doing so is helping propagate a false narrative and feeding the agenda of the types of people I utterly despise.

This comment was edited on Jul 20, 2018, 09:56.
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