Creator of the best-selling Five Night’s at Freddy’s series, Scott Cawthon, was ousted as a Republican after people looked up his 2020 campaign contributions via the “Open Secrets” website.
The political contributions website showed that he donated to Republican figures like Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and Kimberly Klacik.
Cawthon responded to the Twitter controversy via Reddit where he explained his reasoning.
In regards to Trump he wrote, “And yes, I supported President Trump, because I felt he was the best man to fuel a strong economy and stand up to America’s enemies abroad, of which there are many.”
“I’m a republican. I’m a Christian. I’m pro-life. I believe in God. I also believe in equality, and in science, and in common sense. Despite what some may say, all of those things can go together. That’s not an apology or promise to change, it’s the way it’s always been,” he wrote.
Cawthon ended, “If I get cancelled, then I get cancelled. I don’t do this for the money anymore; I do it because I enjoy it. If people think I’m doing more harm than good now, then maybe it’s better that I get cancelled and retire. I would accept that. I’ve had a fulfilling career. Besides, most things that people can take from you are things that never had much value to begin with. I have always loved, and will continue to love, this community and this fanbase, even if someday it doesn’t include me anymore.”
Some fans weren’t dismayed by Cawthon’s views and created on Twitter the #istandbyscott counter trend.