Tripwire CEO Resigns after Scandalous Abortion Remarks

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.

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.
Women protest in favor of abortion rights. Photo: ABC13 (Video)

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.

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