Tripwire CEO, an American video gaming business, resigned on Monday after making remarks regarding Texas’ contentious abortion bill, which was approved last week, The Hill reports.
In a tweet on Saturday, John Gibson, the company’s CEO, stated that he was “proud” of the Supreme Court for sustaining the “fetal heartbeat” legislation.
Alan Wilson, the gaming company’s co-founder and vice president, was named temporary CEO in a statement released on Monday, after Tripwire said that Gibson had resigned.
According to the statement, John Gibson’s opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Tripwire Interactive as a corporation.
The company goes on to say that his remarks were insensitive to the ideals of the whole team, the company’s partners, and a large portion of the community.
“Tripwire’s leadership team is profoundly sorry and united in their determination to act quickly and build a more positive atmosphere,” the statement concludes.
Gibson’s statements provoked outrage in the gaming world, with several developers stating that they would no longer work with Tripwire because of Gibson’s pro-abortion position.
Shipwright Studios, a gaming development company and former collaborator that had worked with Tripwire, replied to Gibson’s tweet saying that even though a person is entitled their own political views and beliefs, making them public affects and intertwines with the rest of the team that is involved.