Tripwire CEO Steps Down Amid Controversy

The controversy over a tweet by John Gibson supporting the anti-abortion law that recently took effect in Texas has quickly boiled over. Yesterday it was reported that developers Shipwright Studios cut ties with the publisher and developer Torn Banner Studios distanced itself from Gibson's remarks. Now Tripwire itself is also created its own distance, announcing that Gibson has "stepped down" (presumably after some coaxing), and has been replaced by interim CEO Alan Wilson. Tripwire says Gibson's remarks do not reflect the opinions of the company:
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.

Effective immediately, John Gibson has stepped down as CEO of Tripwire Interactive. Co-founding member and current Vice President, Alan Wilson, will take over as interim CEO. Alan has been with the company since its formation in 2005 and is an active lead in both the studio’s business and developmental affairs. Alan will work with the rest of the Tripwire leadership team to take steps with employees and partners to address their concerns including executing a company-wide town hall meeting and promoting open dialogue with Tripwire leadership and all employees. His understanding of both the company’s culture and the creative vision of our games will carry the team through this transition, with full support from the other Tripwire leaders.
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Beamer wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 10:13:
ududy wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 09:48:
TheBigVlad wrote on Sep 8, 2021, 00:01:
If this CEO was a woman who was praising laws that banned contraceptive methods for men only (vasectomy, etc.) then she would rightly be called batshit crazy and asked to step down I think. I don't think it's too much to ask from a CEO that they don't treat the opposite sex as second class citizens. Just because a significant portion of the US believes that women are indeed second class citizens doesn't mean that we have to just accept it and move on. Believe what you want, and feel free to share those beliefs all you want, but as many have said already, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. This guy was not banned from Twitter, or jailed for expressing his opinion. He's still free to say whatever hateful garbage he wants.

A false analogy; you really can't compare killing someone's gametes (of which he has an unlimited amount) to killing 20-28 week old fetuses (20-28 weeks being the maximum allowed age of a fetus at the time of abortion in most US states). Of course, being against abortion from the moment of fertilization is an extreme view, and I don't know if this ex-CEO's support of the law is indicative of such a view, but abortions close to the outer edge of what the law allows are arguably not much different than taking a newborn baby and throwing him/her in the trash (well, maybe an abortion is a quicker death than hypothermia or dehydration, so in that regard there is some difference).

This law is at 6 weeks. Not 20. Not 28. 6.

At what week do you suppose most women know they're pregnant?

This also ignores the vigilante aspect, in which people are encouraged to report, and in which Uber drivers taking a woman to Planned Parenthood, which is normal for any young woman, can be liable if she gets an abortion.

So yes, he tweeted his support of all of the above.
It would be "funny" if the Uber driver reported and sued the woman he brought to the clinic, then the abortion protestor staking out the clinic did the same to the Uber driver.
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