FloodAnxiety wrote on Apr 24, 2023, 15:32:
I don't know what the fuss is about. It sounds like he expressed himself quite clearly and accurately. Not sure what his success has to do with him being able to criticize Twitter's decisions.
This article just reads like someone who is crazy obsessed with trying to put down Tim Sweeney. After reading the article, I left with a more positive outlook about Tim Sweeney and less of a positive outlook on the author Luke Plunkett and the website kotaku.com which seems to think this is newsworthy. If I had to guess, Luke Plunkett is one of those Elon lovers that is trying to swoop in to defend their glorious Musk. I recommend that Mr Plunkett try a little harder, because his conclusion of "This man complaining about high school cliques and supposed “elites” is 52 years old and is worth almost $5 billion." is not the mic drop that he thinks it is.
Now, I'm just a man complaining about a man, who is complaining about another man, who complains about the largest social media network's silly policies; but maybe Mr. Plunkett should recognize that Mr. Sweeney is allowed to have an opinion, and that Mr. Sweeney's success does not mean he can't have an opinion on that topic, nor does it mean that he is a hypocrite for having on. If there is any hypocrisy going on, it is likely Mr. Plunkett's stance of "expressing his opinion that someone else's opinion should not have been expressed". Maybe Mr. Plunkett should look up with Ad Hominem means.
Why type a response when yours is already perfect? Crazy thing is, I find myself defending people like Musk and now Sweeney more and more often here. I really don't like Sweeney very much because of his hypocrisy, and I think Musk is an obnoxious loudmouth, but I feel that being fair is more important than slagging a guy every time his name is mentioned simply because I don't like him. In this case, Tim Sweeney isn't saying anything hypocritical; in fact I think he's right. He doesn't have to apologize for being rich and successful, and for the life of me I don't get why being such should prohibit him from talking about other rich and successful people if his point is valid.
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