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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Jul 21, 2018, 10:17
Beamer
 
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Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 21, 2018, 10:17
Jul 21, 2018, 10:17
 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 04:23:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 10:08:
Quinn wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 09:47:
Cry me a motherfucking river! I hope all them pussies cuddle up inside one huge fucking safe space and someone throws a bomb in it.

BOOM!

Fucking useless pussy generation. Die in a fire.

Oh, and could those companies please stop giving in to the hurt feelings of these thin skinned idiots? Get a thicker skin and shut the fuck up.

/rant


So I can't go through your post history and find something that offended you?
Or is it different, because like Cutter, things that offend you are ok to be offended by, but things that don't offend you are things only "pussies" are offended by?

Go ahead, go through my posts. I do not get offended. It's a bullshit emotion and one that leads to censorship. The closest I get to being offended is when I think somebody is so incredibly stupid that I disagree with them greatly. Like people who say racism toward white people doesn't exist, for example. Still, "that offends me" is something I cannot imagine ever feeling or saying.

This is more fun, then.
Most brown people in America experience racism every day. Hell, we have plenty of studies that show a resume with a "brown person" name will get less attention than a "white person name."

Tell me, what racism do you experience every day? Or even weekly? Do you get followed around stores? Do you get accused of crimes just for being in a place you're supposed to be in? Does anything happen to you, ever, that warrants being placed on the same level as things like this?
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