An animator who designed the critically acclaimed horror survival online video sport 5 Evenings at Freddy’s in 2014 has refused to apologize for his donations to conservative politicians, which include previous President Donald Trump.
Scott Cawthon, 43, from Houston, Texas, trended on Twitter just after men and women searched for the animator on public political contributions web page Open up Secrets and techniques and learned that he had donated to Trump and Senate Minority Chief and veteran Republican Mitch McConnell.
The data also exposed that Cawthon donated to Democratic agent Tulsi Gabbard, who drew criticism in December 2020 for pushing a monthly bill that would ban transgender women from competing in women’s sporting activities.
Cawthon’s name and 5 Evenings at Freddy’s trended on Twitter adhering to the revelation, with some supporters of the animator expressing their disappointment with his political leanings.
Although he stayed publicly silent on the controversy for a selection of times, Cawthon posted to the 5 Evenings at Freddy’s Reddit on Saturday in a assertion titled, “My response, and maybe final article,” wherever he confirmed that he has donated to Trump and claimed that persons had threatened to appear to his property following his address was posted on the internet.
“To say that the very last several days have been surreal would be an understatement. I’ve debated greatly how best to tackle this, like not addressing it at all, but with so numerous folks from the LGBT group in the fanbase that I really like, which is not an selection,” Cawthon started the statement.
“The candidates I supported bundled guys, females, white folks, black individuals, republicans, and democrats,” he wrote. “I supported Tulsi Gabbard, a democrat, even nevertheless I disagreed with her on several troubles, due to the fact I felt she would have been a excellent and fair president.
“And certainly, I supported President Trump, for the reason that I felt he was the very best male to fuel a robust overall economy and stand up to America’s enemies overseas, of which there are quite a few.”
Cawthon then stated his political leanings and refused to apolgize, composing: “I’m a republican. I’m a Christian. I’m pro-everyday living. I believe in God. I also believe in equality, and in science, and in common perception. Irrespective of what some might say, all of those people points can go with each other. That’s not an apology or assure to adjust, it can be the way it is constantly been.
“If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled. I really don’t do this for the funds anymore I do it since I appreciate it. If men and women imagine I am undertaking more hurt than great now, then possibly it is really superior that I get cancelled and retire. I would acknowledge that. I’ve experienced a fulfilling vocation. Moreover, most items that individuals can consider from you are things that in no way experienced a lot value to commence with.”
Pursuing Cawthon’s assertion on Saturday, the hashtag “#istandbyscott,” trended on Twitter as lovers came to his protection and reiterated their assistance for him.
One particular person wrote: “Scott essentially elevated me for the duration of my childhood, his game titles have been a person of the explanations I began drawing. the point persons are threatening to dox him and kill him now is just sad.”
Another stated: “Thank you Scott Cawthon for earning every little thing doable soon after all of these decades. And Scott if you are reading through this, I do think that you are an incredible individual, and you impressed me and even some of my pals, to make most of these FNAF VHS content material, and a lot more.”
The information came as Cawthon is planning to release 5 Evenings at Freddy’s: Stability Breach in the 2nd 50 % of 2021, the 10th installment of the series that commenced when the 2014 video game was introduced.
Newsweek has contacted Cawthon for comment.