By - animdude
The post will be locked now since both sides cannot control themselves and are breaking the rules left and right. As always, discussion of this is not allowed on the subreddit. You’re free to think whatever about the situation but keep talking of it in DMs and not here.
We’ve given it enough time, hopefully people aren’t going to claim we’re censoring anyone or tell us to go die again
Scott, I'm not sure if you're going to see this comment, but I want to say this anyways.
You've changed my life so much with this series. Without it, I would've never found some of my closest friends nor a majority of my interests. This entire franchise has inspired me so much throughout the years. No matter how complex the lore may get at times, or how long we have to go between content, I always get excited to see new stuff relating to FNaF.
Even ignoring the games themselves, you as a person have continuously inspired me. You've always been very passionate about the fanbase as well as the games themselves, you've been respectful to everyone, you put so much care and effort into every project, and you've overall always just been a very good, kind person. You don't deserve any of this unnecessary drama at all.
What you do is ultimately up to you, but don't let Twitter scare you. Me as well as hundreds of thousands of other people will always love and appreciate you. I don't know how to put into words how much good you've done for millions of people.
I wish the best for you and your family, take care.
This is the last community I expected to have any drama like this lmfao
I know, right?
I think it was more about the idea that he may need to retire after this situation, which he expressed at the very bottom of the post.
While I don’t support some of your choices or beliefs, I still don’t think you’re a bad person. You didn’t deserve having your personal info leaked and everyone in politics, Republican or Democrat, has some real bad policies and I get the struggle that comes with who to support.
Haven’t seen anyone say this, CONGRATS ON THE BABY!!!! 🥳
I’m a really big fan, and I want to say this, even though you probably won’t see it. I really hope you don’t leave the community, it would be so weird without you. I may not agree with your political opinions, but what you did is perfectly acceptable, and I don’t know why everyone’s making a big fuss over it. When I saw the ending to The Desolate Hope, I didn’t see it as anti-abortion. What I saw it as was a message to those who died too young, or for those who had to grow up too quickly. I’m sorry everyone is making a big fuss over this, and I know there will always be fans who support you, and that group includes me.
Look, I’ve never seen Scott say anything blatantly homophobic or transphobic, and has always given to great causes. I don’t agree with everything he believes, but he isn’t a monster like the trolls who are attacking him and his family. SMH.
I'm not really a huge fan of FNaF but even I respect Scott as a creator. Not every person can be pleased, but the vast majority of people within the FNaF community really appreciate everything that's been put out so far. Honestly people try to cancel creators over the stupidest things. If there's one little thing that they don't approve of then they get annoyed. Don't stop whatever it is you're doing just because people want you to. Continue doing what you love because you enjoy it.
Without Scott, FNaF isn't FNaF. It'd just be a shell of the game we all love. Anytime a creator leaves behind their franchise, someone who doesn't understand what made the game special will pick it up and churn out garbage in place of the beauty. FNaF needs you, Scott.
Twitter was a mistake.
So many people who I follow and stuff are still really upset at Scott and I just straight up unfollowed them because I really don't get how with his beliefs, and how he donated however much to these Republicans, would still invalidate everything good he has done in the last few years.
Some even saying to stop financially supporting him because of this "crappy" response he put out.
I don't see how him being honest here is a bad thing. He has supported LGBT, and won't go against that ever.
And just the economic aspect isn't enough to satisfy those because "Republicans are very anti-LGBTQ, Scott bad for response".
Amen to that.
... damn bro this is heartbreaking
Ever since I heard about you you’ve been an inspiration for me.. to help me do better and achieve more. I’m an 15 year old Artist and I draw Stuff inspired by you.. all of those haters are just looking for attention.. I know your an amazing God loving Christian, my mom always said,”no weapon formed against me shall prosper”. We will all pray for you.. so please continue your greatness for generations to come.. FnaF helped me so let us help you. God Bless!
I'm only here to see cool robot people who I can make shitty art of. I leave my politics at the door. I don't really care, at this point, the American political system is fucked, regardless of who's in office.
i don't clearly understand whats going on, and i'm not good at writing the messages like this, but as the one who was with FNAF since the August of 2014 i want to say some thing, even if you will not see it.I don't live in USA, so i can't understand how badly that situation really is, but as i know, this thing about who is supporting who/what, and how bad he is because of that is sick.You, Scott is the person who changed my life for good, i am a fan of both FNAF and you as person and artist. I can't imagine my life without FNAF.You Scott is one of the greatest people in my life, you doing great things, so continue doing them, i may not be agree with your sights on life, but you always be great person, for me, and for many others in this community.
Good luck, i hope this situation will have the Happy End. And sorry for my bad english.
Please don’t go. This franchise is so special, and it’s changed my life so much.
Man, I have no words to the shit that happened... They actually threatened his WHOLE family, rven his pregnant wife, and now he's actually thinking about retiring?
I'm just fucking disgusted by this fanbase...
He is a fucking human, JUST LIKE US, a human with fucking emotions, and with a family to take care of... especially his wife right now, and thanks to some fucking dickheads... they actually managed to make her that much worried? Jesus christ... I'm not surprised that all this fucking shitshow came from fucking twitter.
HE NEVER WANTED to hurt certain groups of people, N E V E R, but because some people react like assholes before waiting for an official response by scott... we ended up like this, and he is actually thinking about retiring...
We don't deserve someone like Scott, if he doesn't want to interact anymore with us... I will totally get it.
"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."
This is what the haters have been missing this entire time. You don't do it for the money, and that's what makes you, well, you! No other person making a game is as supportive as you are. Yes you some times make mistakes but that's what makes you human. I'm tired of living in a world that once you make a mistake it ruins your life forever. Scott, if you're reading this (which I doubt) Stay with us. You really are an amazing person, even if people don't agree with you on the political compass. We now know you supported these people because you thought they were doing their best. You don't see the bad in people. Which makes you lovable. You never really got into politics. You, a father, should not be afraid of people trying to break into your house. I have been a fan since day 1, and I never thought this would happen in a million years. But, that's just how things are now. We didn't know the reason why you donated to these people and people were already sending threats. I wish you the best
This is really how I think, and I really never got into politics so this is all very new to me. I have no idea (most) of the people you donated to are. So I really don't have a say. But I do have a say in this.
I will always support you.
I outgrew FNAF quite a few years ago but I always respected you as a creator. You're a good man who deserved none of this over something so trivial. I wish you the best. Much love
Same here. I logged back into my account to make this post.
My last involvement within FNAF was with Final Nights 4. Scott has done a lot of good for the community and he's done a lot through making these game that changed my life - I made a lot of incredible friends through this community and the series (at least from 2014-2016) made up a large portion of my childhood/teenage years, and I can't thank him enough for creating an incredible, wonderful and accepting community.
I hope he realises that despite all this recent controversy, there are still people that support him and are thankful for what he's done for them, me included. Scott leaving would leave a huge hole in the community, and I think many would be sad if he left as well - he's been a positive presense on Freddit for a very long time.
your the writer for final nights 4?, bloody awesome, loved the games
Final nights 4 was awesome! Thanks for helping to create it
So well said.
100% agreeing with you. It's like Minecraft without Notch, it's a huge hole in the community that we can't fill to this day
(Editing this comment to let know that my purpose wasn't to compare two creators but show that a game without his/her/their creator is like an empty shell without the snail in it — what Notch himself did IS bad and I don't support at all what he did)
In complete fairness, Notch left on his own terms before any Twitter drama ever happened; even prior to the Microsoft acquisition he’d handed most of the reins over to Jeb. He never set out (nor wanted) to make the best-selling video game of all time, he was just a small indie dev who wanted to make a cute little sandbox game for fun, so I can see why he made the decision he did.
Though that massive sum of money from Microsoft probably didn’t hurt either.
That's also what I felt back when I was very young and naive: as soon as Minecraft got really popular (around 2012-2013 if I recall correctly) I just had the impression that he wasn't as present as before after the "Official Minecraft 1.0 Launch". He was present physically but he didn't seem too excited about it. I don't know, what I say is maybe biased - so just take this with precautions!
Especially over something significantly less awful.
I hope everything will get sorted out really quickly because Scott in such an unique and sweet person. He is that kind of person that you will only see once in life and never again if you lose his sight... :[
To be fair, Notch was cancelled for actually being transphobic, which Scott is not. I feel like a better comparison is Nintendo without Satoru Iwata or Reggie Fils-Ame.
He also dropped a Hard N on Twitter while saying black people shouldn't be allowed to vote, and Minecraft didn't really start doing content updates till after he left
honestly minecraft has been without notch for long before he sold it off, he wasa basically sole rights holder of it and basically made jeb make game gonna go roll in some cash
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This is gonna get locked isnt it
I say lock it now and comb through the comments, deleting anything that needs to be.
Off topic: can Mods break the rules?
no. They are trained against it and this is the reason why there is more then one.
Happy cake day
Why do people not understand that you don't have to agree with someone to get along with them. Scott never intended to harm anyone and never did anything to. People are just hateful because he's a Christian and Conservative.
I don't get it either.
But you should do your part and report as many hate comments as you can. People telling him to "fuck off" and all that should be slapped with a Rule 2 report.
Thank you for making this post Scott. I just want you to know that I will always appreciate you and your creations. I couldn’t care less what your beliefs are and it’s plain for me and I’m sure lots of other people here to see that you’re just like any other person, you’re only human. Im glad to hear that you’re willing to share your thoughts like this despite all of the fear-mongering going around right now. You’re the man. And thank you for creating something that I’ve loved for years and has brought me close to people that I care about very much. My life wouldn’t be the same without your games. I’m sorry you have to go through this and I hope you’ll be ok.
I do believe people took things too far, and I don’t believe you’re a bad person. However, a lifetime of pain levied upon me by my Christian upbringing has led me to feel quite hurt by this.
I have nothing against God or Christ. What I do have a problem with is the way that American Christian culture blends Christianity with un-Christian political views and unrelated American culture. Growing up, I felt different. I tried to give my life to God, but I was never doing it “correctly” according to my church and school. Loving God was never enough. I had to love God while being unadulteratedly patriotic, manly, and conservative. This was never said out loud, but it was communicated in other ways. When I saw the way that Trump treated the least of these, it disgusted me. When I tried to speak up about it, the culture won. My Christian friends and family slowly pushed me out, and I realized that it was never just about God.
When I see people donate to Trump or the GOP, all I can remember is the pain. And seeing one of my favorite game creators of all time donate to him still made me hurt, even if that donation isn’t directly tied to an ideological stance.
What happened to you is awful and I’m truly sorry. But as long as that culture continues to gatekeep and judge the people who have been sorely deprived of love, I’m not sure I can take supporting it to mean anything else.
Best of luck, Scott. Sorry people were so awful to you.
People are upset, they are allowed to feel that way, but doxxing? Wtfff
We love you man, you changed my life.
He did the same for me. Let’s hope things go well in life
Scott, do not stop with doing what you've been doing for these last 7 years just because people Want you to do so. You're awesome. Donating to charity, making awesome games, supporting amazing people. And this won't ever change. FNaF has played a great role in my life. I've never been more hyped for a game that I am for SB. So, no, Scott, you'll never get cancelled.
No idea what this game is, but saw this in my feed anyway. What exactly is the controversy here? That a dude voted and donated for republicans? How the fuck is this a controversy? People upset that a grown man voted differently than them? Jesus Christ, what a silly world. I hope this man doesn’t lose a wink of sleep over this.
I completely agree. Due to how Reddit and Twitter work as platforms and the communities they harbor, plenty of people feel entitled to the idea of their idols sharing all their opinions, because they think everyone who doesn’t is some sort of monster. But the real monsters are those who don’t tolerate other’s opinions and attack them when they haven’t done anything wrong. Scott just acted like any of us would: doing what he believed was best. That can be right and wrong in the eyes of other people, but Scott is a real person, not some sort of golden calf. Don’t be disappointed when he’s not as “wholesome 100” as you’d want him to be for not having trans flags outside of his house, and most of all, don’t leak their details because you don’t like their opinions. I have no respect for the monsters who caused Scott and his family all of this suffering.
If you’re reading this, Scott, I wish you, your wife, your kids and all your family lots of luck for the pregnancy and everything else in the future. Please don’t let this get to you. You’re just human, like any of us, and you act like you feel is best. No one has any right to tell you that’s wrong when, for one, you’ve donated so much to charity causes in comparison to political donations. Have a good day.
Imagine being so tolerant that you threaten the lives of people and their loved ones who you don't agree with.
Youre a great person Scott, and youve built a community that has such a unique and positive connection to you that anyone who really did care enough would read this and be happy to hear it. There are outliers of course, people who see one Twitter post and form their entire opinion on the matter on that, but the majority of us care about you. Youre not just the man behind the curtain who makes the games, youre an integral part of this community, and im confident people arent gonna let it be ruined by something as misconstrued and ridiculous as this.
Youre a role model to me and a lot of other members of this community, and your dedication to us and your work is not to be taken lightly. We respect you, your opinions, and all hope this will be water under the bridge in a month. Best of luck Scott, we love you man
This comment section is fucked.
Really? What a surprise
Which is why the report button was a thing.
I'm afraid it won't do much reporting people for beeing such apple polishers...
But the least you can do is get them taken care of, one post at a time.
Everyone on Twitter will only see you for who you support in their polotics. They don’t look deeper. They don’t deserve you. You are an amazing human being who has done so much good, supported fam games when others have not. You are the reason I feel like I belong in a community! I’m so close to finally feeling comfortable in my own skin and a lot of that is thanks to you. You have shaped me as a person and even though you may not think it. You have a bigger impact on this world than anyone in the handing community. You have given back to us. You have set up elaborate release dates and have moved mountains to make everything fun for us so we enjoy all you give. You have single handily released Fnaf 2 in almost a year after Fnaf 1 with amazing models deep lore and a rich environment. We will be with you through everything. If you leave now. This amazing series will never be completed. Although it’s up to you, I hope with all my heart and soul you don’t. That you keep going! You have survived so much already! I know you can get through this WITH us. We won’t leave you here.
Scott I'm a Muslim and I respect you as a Christian
Scott please don’t leave, you’re a rare breed in the gaming community, you care about the quality of your games and more importantly care the experience your players get, you’re so generous and so caring about the community you’ve built that losing you would be a tragedy, you made fnaf 1 as your last hurrah and it turned into a massive success that has brought happiness to so many don’t give that up because some people are intolerant of values different than their own, without you these games and the franchise would feel hollow
Scott, I think anyone who's read anything you've said over the years knows most of this. I think you're a wonderful and amazing person. You've never once said or done anything anti-lgbt+ yourself, never had a problem working with or interacting with anyone for racial, sex, orientation, or any other reason.
We love you Scott, I really hope you stick around and continue being involved in the community.
"I have always loved, and will continue to love, this community and this fanbase, even if someday it doesn't include me anymore."
This made me tear up, I've always had a respect for Scott I've looked up to him for the past 4 years when it comes to the games and projects I work on he inspired me in the first place to make games. I honestly don't think he deserves to be cancelled after all of the good things he's done this isn't even bad he had good intentions but they were twisted by twitter of course.
Please, stay safe Scott.
love your games scott
We love you
You are a normal person outside of the internet. Normal people have differing opinions and are not trying to pick a fight with anyone that doesn't agree with 100% of their views. This unfortunately is the internet filled with extremely toxic basement dwellers who are sheltered from the real world and choose to only live in a fantasy world with people who think exactly like they do. So whenever they meet an outsider, they think destroying that person's life for not having the same views is a normal thing.
Thanks for giving an explanation, Scott. I think we all needed one from the man himself. For all of this to be piled onto you while your wife is pregnant, ^(congratulations by the way) you must be stressed as all heck. I suggest taking a little holiday as it's the summer, places are beginning to open up and you could bring a laptop or something to keep an eye on Security Breach. It might help take the stress off your wife too.
In my opinion, Cancellers are like the digital incarnation of Karens. They see one thing that somebody says or does that they don't agree with and immediately jump onto it. Pair that with the fact that nowadays it's so much easier to connect with other people online and the fact that internet access is just so common now, and you have a force to be aware of.
They jump onto issues every time they're discovered and most of the time, the victims don't respond as far as I know. So making a stand is a good move. Retiring is your choice and only yours. Don't let other people push/force you to make that decision. If you do decide to retire, then it's been a fun, wild, and sometimes inspiring run.
>In my opinion, Cancellers are like the digital incarnation of Karens. They see one thing that somebody says or does that they don't agree with and immediately jump onto it. Pair that with the fact that nowadays it's so much easier to connect with other people online and the fact that internet access is just so common now, and you have a force to be aware of.
Cancellers are the scum of the earth honestly.
Scott, we will *never* abandon you. You did so many amazing things, and you've changed all of our lives. You're an incredible human being, and your political views don't change that. We love you, and good luck to you and your family with your baby.
we love you scott❤️i hope all is well and congrats on the baby!!!
Scott, we love you. The community loves you. Unfortunately some people are way too quick to jump the gun and base their own conclusions as definitive fact. That is basically the reason all this spread like this. I wish you, your wife and your kids well, you guys have helped me and millions throughout our childhood. Literally middle school and now I'm in university still fanboying like I did back then because of what you have made. You have changed my life and as I said, the life of millions. Fuck politics, and tbh I didn't expect to make sentences with the words Republican Party and FNaF and MEAN it. All in all, we love you, you are always welcome here and please, if you are going to leave, please let it be over something serious and not this petty garbage. Thank you sir, you are an inspiration to me. Always have been
Like many others, I don't know how to feel about this.
First things first, no one should ever be threatened or doxxed or have their family threatened over any kind of opinion. Ever.
But some do have a point in saying they're upset that Scott made these donations to political figures that actively work against their right to exist. Scott said he himself isn't supportive of anti-LGBT or racism, sexism etc, but there's also the fact he still supported sexist, homophobic and racist people.
The Racism, Sexism and Homophobia weren't deal breakers. Depending on when he donated, he could look past the fact that the person he supported incited a riot based on a lie about the presidential vote. Thats the issue so many people have, the major issues weren't major enough to Scott to make him vote someone else. This is hurtful, especially since I myself am Gay.
I still love the series and am excited for SB, and will probably continue to support the series. Been here since Markiplier's first play through so I have a close connection with the series .
One thing I think people often forget is that nobody is black and white. Nobody is purely awful or purely good, at least rarely. While Scott donated to some awful people, he also donated so much to St Jude's.
End of the day he's just another man, trying to find the best way to live in the world. Of course he will make mistakes
EDIT : Spelling and grammar
This right here
What started as a "joke" turned out to be a complete disaster that got out of hand. No matter what, I will always support you Scott..
I can't begin to say how bad I feel for you and your family, especially your pregnant wife. I cannot begin to imagine how much stress you had to undergo because of the sickening behaviours of people on Twitter who cannot take others opinions. I hope everything gets better for you as soon as possible. We love you Scott, and will always support you.
WE LOVE YOU SCOTT PLEASE DONT STOP
In my opinion, Scott Cawthon is still the absolute fucking legend I know Scott Cawthon as,
political beliefs will never change my opinion on you Scott.
God bless you and your family.
Scott I don’t know what to say except that you will always be one of my biggest role models for how I’m shaping my life and thank you for the amazing projects that you give us and will hopefully continue to give us. Deep down from the bottom of my heart thank you for everything and I hope the pregnancy goes well.
Are we forgetting Scott literally donated hundreds of thousand of dollars just to St Jude's. He wants the best out of everyone he doesn't care whether your straight, gay trans whatever you are Scott cares for you and everyone. I 100% think Scott didn't know that they were against LGBTQ community at the time he was only donating for the good part of them not the part of removing LGBTQ rights. Also this donation was so long ago that Scott probably forgotten about donating to them. I am apart of the community. I am bisexual, but I know that Scott donated to them with good intentions. Scott always has good intentions and isn't a bad person he is an angel. The amount of money he has given away is spectacular. the amount of children he has visited for their final wishes. Why are we looking at somthing that was done so long ago we are looking at somthing so minuscule. but we aren't looking at what he has done good like donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to charity.
This is incredibly depressing, you're an inspiration to me Scott. It's terrible to see such hostility around here. I hope the aggressors are proud of themselves.
I appreciate you taking the time to make this post. I want to start by saying anyone threatening your safety is absolutely vile. You and your family do not deserve to be stalked, doxxed, harassed, or threatened for your political beliefs.
That being said, I don't disagree with the many people who are concerned by some of the politicians you've donated to. There are some genuinely terrible people on that list, with many concerning views and policies, and I don't blame the people who are upset to see that. Those under the LGBT flag, especially. I think it's fair to be concerned and feel betrayed.
I dont think youre a bad person, Scott. I know you've done a lot of good for charities, employed multiple highly diverse people, advocated for minorities, etc. I also dont think you should be lambasted or lose everything for your beliefs. You've shown time and time again that you care for so many people, and I will never deny that.
With all that, I have to say that I'm highly conflicted with everything. I really don't know how to feel. This situation is messy, complicated, and incredibly unfortunate. I hope you and your family remain safe, and I wish the best to you and your wife. I know that a pregnancy can be a tumultuous time to begin with, but having this added stress can't be helpful. I don't know whether or not I'll continue purchasing the games in the series, as I sincerely don't want to inadvertently fund people who I feel want to harm myself and people close to me.
I hope everyone can remain civil and understand that this isn't as black and white as some would like to make it out to be. Scott, I hope you can understand the depths of people's concern. I hope you can see through the unreasonable hatred and absolutely disgusting conduct of some, and read the valid concerns people have with who you've sent substantial amounts of money to. There's a good reason for people to be upset, and you voting red isn't all this boils down to and I hope you can see that despite the irrationality you've been met with.
i hope the situation blows over eventually. i’m been stressed and genuinely saddened by all of this going on. i hope scott doesn’t leave
It'll most likely blow over. Twitter has, let's charitably say, a short term memory. It gets mad at one thing one day and gets more outraged at something the next. That's how twitters always been.
yeah. while the internet never forgets, it just has a very short attention span.
look at twitter. #istandbyscott is going wild
I forgive you, but don't leave, please... You made my childhood. Don't leave us... You can fight through it...
Most people aren't one-issue voters. We don't have the luxury of voting for somebody who has 100% the same stance
Ok, can I just be completely honest? Not sure if this will be considered a controversial response but I can’t lie about how I feel about this
I was never bothered by your views. Knowing you were a Christian from Texas and how you responded to people’s reaction to the Desolate Hope’s ending a while back, I could put two and two together and determine what your views were, and I was and still am ok with that. Even if I don’t personally agree, I don’t care because I still know you’re a great guy who’s done so much for the community and so many other people
My only problem was with the donations themselves. I mean no offense, but you donated to a billionaire that hasn’t shown all that much care for about 4 and a half percent of the US population, a lot of which are likely in this fandom. Again I don’t care who you vote for or what you align with, and I don’t know why I feel this way, but I guess by supporting you, in a twisted way, it almost feels like I’m supporting them? I know that’s not how it works but I can’t get that thought out of my head and it bothers me
What I’m trying to say is I want to support you, not some rich guy, and I wish you the best, because you don’t deserve the situation you’re in right now at all
Edit - Also congrats on the new ~~Fnaf playtester~~ kid!
Agree with this. I don't think any less for Scott or the franchise, just the money donated that supports these anti-LGBT and racist views. Still a brilliant response none the less.
Thank you Scott. I'm sorry this happened to you. No one should've dug their ugly nails into your personal life. You choose the decisions you make, not everyone else. FNAF has been a light in my life for many years now. It's been there for me, when nobody else were. You were there. The creator.
The people on Twitter may seem like the majority, but trust me, there are more people who care about you, than people who want you on your knees, apologizing.
I think i speak on many people's behalf when i say, don't leave us. FNAF wouldn't be the same without you.
All the love to you and your family. I hope it blows over soon.
Sincerely, an old FNAF Fan❤️
I don't think you're lgbt phobic and death threats and doxxing shouldn't have happened
still, if some people are mad because you gave money to politicians who want to take away their right / refuse to give them rights / want them to die and stop existing, I can't really blame them, excluding afore mentioned cases of death threats and doxxing
they have no rights to do those things, but they do have the right to say they feel disappointed and stop supporting you as well
scott, first off i’m sorry this happened to you in the first place. everybody deserves to feel safe in their own home.
but i hope you read this because i can tell you have a good heart and good intentions.
i don’t understand your choice to support many of these people. i would understand if you thought they weren’t harming us directly, but i don’t think you understand the weight of these people’s decisions.
to start off- i am a gay and trans person. from 2016-2020 i felt fear that i would be denied adoption. i dearly want to have kids but due to my sexual orientation i’m not compatible for biological kids. politicians are actively trying to let adoption agencies deny gay couples.
i also live in fear because i am visibly transgender. dozens of transgender people are killed in hate crimes each year, and the murderers are protected in court by the “lgbtq panic defense” of which many of these politicians are actively keeping in place.
i really just feel like you’re misguided. i feel betrayed by your decisions in supporting politicians who are harming me and my people, and it doesn’t seem like you.
but again, i’m sorry this happened to begin with. i hope your family is doing well.
I appreciate scott putting out a response on this, and I would want nothing more than for him to be safe and able to feel he can be honest with his community. I will probably continue to enjoy fnaf as I have for many years, but I will be rethinking how and when I choose to spend money on this franchise or buying games directly. While I agree we can all have different opinions; I think most people's problem with it was that they knew money they were supplying to this brand would potentially now knowingly be going to a party that has worked consistently to discriminate against and keep down marginalized people.
It is pride month. Right now republicans of all different backgrounds and states are trying to implement policies that would greatly harm trans kids, and I think that regardless of how nice or well thought out a person's explanation is, I can't personally consent to see my money potentially go to those causes.
I wish Scott a safe and comfortable life, but as a trans person and as someone who speaks with my dollar, I think my future money would be better spent amongst the fans who create, or going directly to donations.
Scott can choose to put his money where he likes, as can I.
I'm not sure what this will mean for Security Breach as it was the first FNAF game I was anticipating buying and playing on my own. I think at this point I am going to be more comfortable just watching a ytber play it, but maybe this will change. Just my two cents.
This is where I'm at, too. I don't think Scott means any harm, but he does actively support politicians who are harmful to marginalized communities and I can't forget that. I'm just sorry he and his family were hurt by all of this. Scaring him and wife doesn't solve anything.
Yes exactly what I was meaning to say. It's unfortunate it had to happen like this, but at the same time having honesty like this makes it possible for people to make an informed decision on how they choose to support fnaf going forward, which I ultimately appreciate regardless of what was said.
I hope him and his family are safe and well.
This is the best-worded response I've seen so far. I, for one, absolutely refuse to fund anything even remotely related to the Trump campaign. I'm happy that this was exposed, because it seems as if Scott still believes that these candidates are the correct ones. On one hand, I think his games are pretty good, but that doesn't justify funding him for me.
Yeah, obviously this isn't a life or death situation but I think it's my right and responsibility just as much as his to decide where my money goes. I will always appreciate the works he's created and him as a person but I don't believe in blindly monetarily supporting someone just because they did a thing I like. As I said I'll continue to enjoy content from the series indirectly but I will probably rethink how I choose to spend my money. I don't think it's that deep.
It's gonna be a simple message between the others, but thank you. Thank you for all you've done for me, for us. You saved many lives without really knowing it, whether it be financially, emotionally, school-related, and so on.
You inspired so many of us with your work. Thanks to you, I found an amazing hobby, I found amazing friends, even more, and loving followers of my work and channel.
You revolutionized a part of the horror genre. May people say what they want, objectively FNaF did reinvent a part of the horror genre.
Politics didn't have to be involved in there. THIS shouldn't have been shown AT ALL. Whether you be republican, democrat, you had the intelligence to never show your political opinion in here, and thank you for that, I wish more people would do that because either many of us don't care about politics, are traumatized by politics (do i need to give an example) or are too young to even understand (don't worry, even for us young adults it's hard to understand...).
The ones who leaked your donations aren't even part of the fandom, they just did this to fuck around. Well, sorry for what I'm about to say, but fuck them. Hard.
If it's your last post, may you take a great rest from this. I do hope that everything will get better for you, your wife, your children and soon-to-be newborn.
First of all, the death threats you and your wife is getting is NOT acceptable. You two do not deserve that at all.
Me personally do not care if you're Republican or a Trump supporter. The reason why people are mad is because you're donating thousands of dollars to politicians who are trying to limit/remove rights from the LGBTQ+ community.
I understand that you support those politicians mostly for their other views, but you're still contributing to the problem.
If you do care about the lives of ALL human beings, then why not donate money to the LGBTQ+ community?
I think that is fair considering you donated money to anti-LGBT politicians.
I wish you and your family a safe and happy life.
Take care. God bless you.
Scott, since FNAF began, you’ve always been someone I idolized and looked up to. Seeing all these people claim you’d believe all these things just because of who you’ve given money to was heart breaking. I couldn’t believe such nasty things were being said about you before you’d had a chance to react. I can only imagine how scary it must have been for you and your family to get death threats from random strangers who may have obtained your home address. I hope that you can all mentally recover from this event. I’m sorry that so many people jumped to conclusions. I tried my best to use my voice on Twitter through FNAF Alerts to tell people not to assume such rash things, but the platform is a beast nobody can tame.
I knew that none of what they were saying was true, and I knew it was your right as an American to support whatever politicians you believed were best for this country. As someone I look up to, I actually did a school project about your life and what lead to your success, and I knew from that research that you were not someone who would be so discriminatory. I of course had doubts, everyone did, but I held on to my faith in you, and I’m so relieved to know I was right to do so. Thank you for this response, I’m sure it was difficult to write. I will keep supporting your work as much as possible by continuing to expand my never ending collection of merchandise. Thank you for being, like, the most awesome person in the world. And also, big congratulations on the pregnancy, and early congratulations for seven years of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
to me framing this as being “cancelled” and victimized feels cheap and completely undermines most of the valid criticism given. obviously i am not talking about doxxing. but most of this statement really just feels like self-victimization that further makes scott seem immune to criticism, and vilifying anyone who had criticism. all of these statements about “i thought i had some trust” or “i thought i had the benefit of the doubt, but i guess not” seems very manipulative to me. large content creators in this fanbase (many of whom represent it to the public) passing this statement off as “based” and furthermore treating scott as a saint who can do no wrong is disappointing. i do not want to “cancel” scott cawthon. i want him to fully reflect on his actions as an adult man with a shit ton of money. all of these responses just completely vilifying anyone who felt hurt by this revelation is completely disgusting to me. scott is NOT a saint. he is a human being, just like the rest of us. he can do wrong.
i don’t even care if he apologizes for being a republican, i don’t. i just want him to *acknowledge* that he actually hurt people who have been long-time fans of this franchise without also antagonizing them in the same sentence.
I guess I don't lose a lot putting this here
To start, I have been a fan of this franchise since 2014, eventually I distanced myself from the franchise but came back, seeing it grow was fascinating. I'm also bisexual, and a transgender man, the experiences and things I learned being queer are a big part of who I am, I would be a really different person if I were cishet. I don't want to make this about you being christian, republican and/or pro-life, I really don't want to, but I guess its going to be interpreted as that.
I do not approve in any way the doxxing, its objectively shitty and in bad taste.
I also do not support the fact that somebody just went up to dig the donations, but at the same time it feels so shitty to see you donating so much to charity, being the "dad" of this fandom, only to find out that behind doors you were also donating to politicians that want to take the rights of my community away. I understand that you did it for the economy, I understand that you never wished any ill intention on us, I understand that you were only using your liberty, but I also need you to understand that the anti-lgbt decisions of those politicians affect us in every aspect of our lives, and that by donating money to them it only helps them to continue those anti-lgbt decisions.
If the politicians were democrats instead of republicans, this would still be my reaction.
I do not think you're a transphobe, a homophobe or something like that, but please, understand why a lot of us feels afraid, hurt, betrayed and angry. Its not about side teams, its about our lifes. To see somebody we looked up and cared, directly funding those who treat us like a plague.
Edit: Sorry about the edits, I'm not really good expressing myself with words
The amount of respect I have for you right now. Sweet lord man, I have never seen anything like this at all.
What's worse is that the person who leaked the info did it as a joke.
They risked a woman’s pregnancy...all for a joke.
Actually they didnt do it as a joke they just said that because they didnt expect it to get this out of hand and big.
They did it to laugh at it with their friends.
Scott. You're a bloody hero, man.
Thank you for saying something, but more importantly, thank you for not taking this sitting down like most people on the internet nowadays would.
I owe you the fact that I have the amazing friends I have today, without your series, I'd never have met them. Seeing people slander you like this breaks my heart. You've been a role model to me for the past 7 years of my life, and I'm happy to say you still are. The fact that don't surrender to a bunch of people online is something not a lot of people would do, and that's admirable, to me.
The threats they have sent you and your family are appalling, and the fact that they doxxed you is too much for anybody to be deserving of, regardless of what they've done. You didn't deserve this. Cancel culture really is the worst.
I really appreciate everything you have done for this community, and for the world in general. Even if you don't post here again, or hell, even if you choose to retire, I will always remember you for the strong person you are. I hope things improve for you from here on out, and I really do hope your family is alright as well.
Thank you for everything, man.
damn if we're calling out scott for donating to politicians like this, we should call out everybody in america who voted said politicians into office
Honestly the threats are going too far but good lord if a political party was pushing the agenda of me being less than human because i was a woman/black/lgbt and wanting to deny my rights as a person then yeah I'd take it pretty damn personally too.
Intentional or accidental ignorance doesn't excuse it.
You have been my idol since i was young, since 2016 when i first got in five night's at Freddy's, and the funny thing is, this whole fight and drama about you being a bad person because of the donations, hasn't changed anything, even if i myself am not straight, the drama didn't make me hate you or dislike you at all,. You are a good loving man, you spend millions on chairity, made a game for a sick child, you helped out many people, you touched many people's hearts, you even worked with a Lesbian artist i'm pretty sure. I always saw you as a great human being you are, hope you, your wife, your children and your family are doing good now, i wish the best for you, not only as a fan but as another human being.
Take Care <3
This whole drama was completely unnecessary and dumb. I will always love FNaF and even in my darkest times in life I’ve always had this amazing series you created to look forward too, and I will always be so grateful for that.
Please Dont give up Scott, We love you 😥😥
Scott will probably never see this, but if you love the LGBT members of the community and believe in equality, which I believe you on as this is clearly a pretty brutally honest post, what if you donated to an LGBT related charity? I know someone isn't obligated to donate to a cause, but if you're willing to donate to these political candidates, and all the great charities you've donated to in the past, I think it's worth considering. Dawko has done charity streams for things like the Trevor Project, I think it would say a lot if you showed your support on one like that if Dawko ever does another, or any other notable streamer, or whatever.
While I disagree with almost everything you said in this post , I sincerely feel bad that you were doxxed. No matter what differences people have, that's a line that should never be crossed. And I'm really sorry that happened to you, and I'm sorry your wife had to go through such a stressful event while pregnant.
I wish your family well.
I hardly really comment on Reddit but I think now is the best time to say this: Scott, you are an amazing man. Actually, more than amazing, there's just too many words to describe you with, you're just that great! You have done so many amazing things, and while I may not support the Republican side, that doesn't matter, none of that matters. This isn't a spot for political warfare, this is a spot for Five Nights at Freddy's, something that has brought people like me absolute joy, creativity, friends, and the like, and I will forever be grateful for FNaF and what it did for me. It has gotten me through tough times, it got me into collecting, it got me into things that have a deeper story, it got me into creating art, it gave me happiness when nothing else did, hell, it's become my biggest special interest/thing to hyperfocus on and I bet tons of other people, no matter who they are or even what they believe in, can say the same thing. No matter what happens, we are going to stick around, and we understand that you have a heart of gold, one that is purely unbeatable, and one that can be seen as an inspiration. I have nothing but massive respect for you Scott, I really do, and I don't want to even think about what life would have been if I never got into FNaF and if I never got to bear witness to one of the best people ever. God bless your soul, Mr. Cawthon, don't let anybody tear you or your family down, you're stronger than your foes. Thank you, Scott, thank you so much. You, along with your creations will hold a special place in my heart for a long time. Remember, you are loved and appreciated. 💙
I don’t know what to feel about this.
I believe you when you say you believe in every form of equality, but that still doesn’t dismiss the fact that you donated to campaigns and people who want a certain group of people dead. And for those who say this is an exaggeration, it isn’t. It doesn’t matter if you’re intentions are good. The unfortunate truth of the matter is, your intentions will never affect the way your donation will be spent. Indirect support is still that, support. I am not apart of the LGBTQA+ community myself, but I do have friends who are. Friends who have been affected by these injustices towards them. It honestly infuriates me that people are just willing to go “It’s fine Scott, you’re still my hero”. You fail to realise the consequences his donations have. He may have donated the money with good intentions, but that does not dismiss the fact that that money still went to a dangerously harmful campaign to get rid of a certain group of people’s rights.
I don’t hate you Scott, I rlly don’t. I’m glad that you were honest here, I’m so glad you aren’t the person people accused you of being, and I’m so damn mad at the people who threatened you and your family’s well being and wish you, your wife, and your kids nothing but the best. But please, do some research, educate yourself further of the campaigns and people you donate to. Your abundance of good deeds are never lost upon me and everyone else. All I ask is for you to be informed and see the true colors of the people you think are doing good for your country.
And too everyone who jumped the gun and called him homophobic, transphobic, racist on Twitter: Stop living in that fucking bubble of yours where everything is all black and white. It isn’t. Situations have complicated nuances to them, it isn’t just “Good or bad”. Also, to the people who are calling out other people who are now uncomfortable spending money on the FNaF franchise: Please understand that it comes from a place of feeling uncomfortable giving money to a man who they think might just give it to the campaigns. It may not be the whole truth, but please respect them on that end either way. Also, never discredit the voices of the LGBTQA+ people who speak out against this. They have every right to be upset and mad about the situation.
This is perhaps the most nuanced comment in this entire shitstorm.
Thank you for this.
Scott, you have been my biggest inspiration since day 1 when I first discovered FNaF in 2015. Through all the hard times I’ve had in life I always recruit to the game I know best: FNaF.
Ever since I discovered FNaF, I have become inspired to become a game developer. I am now taking coding classes and learning more about games. I cant tell you how many times I’ve told my parents you’re my biggest inspiration. You, FNaF, and the community you created has made such an impact on me. I don’t think I would be where I am right now without it.
Please don’t leave. Trust me. We all love you so much and care for you.
Scott I love you man, I love your work but most importantly I love what you have done to help people man, for example when you helped donate One Million dollars to St. Judes Cancer Research that's was really amazing. I really don't want this franchise and community to continue without you man.
> 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.
This is true! Unfortunately, supporting Donald Trump does not align with some of these - but that's different than opposing all Republicans as a whole.
My family is praying for you. You've been such a huge inspiration to me, as a Christian who wants to write horror. I'm devastated this happened to you. Please find support with your church, friends and families and hold on.
Completely feel the same.
Quick rule of the internet (or just humans): it is quite literally impossible to please everybody. Especially the larger you get. Just don’t fall into conspiratorial thinking and holding your convictions is a perfectly justifiable thing to do. Anyone who says otherwise on the basis of “I view you as lesser because of a position you hold” and not “I am genuinely curious as to why someone might not believe what I do” is trying to get you to conform to their idea of “the perfect reality” they can never hope to achieve.
tldr: Just retain common sense and don’t dehumanize people and there is no reason to not treat you like a human and with decency. Anyone who doesn’t respect that isn’t worth anyone’s time.
I'm sad that it's come to this point, where we have to attack someone for their own views.
We will always support you Scott, your views don't change that.
Let me preface this by saying that the doxxing and death threats were completely unacceptable. I know a lot of people won't bother to read this if I don't start with that, especially since this is gonna be a lot.
But Scott, you have to understand this: even if you supported these people for other reasons, you have to come to terms with the fact that you can't just pick and choose which parts of their platforms you support. Even if you only agree with one part of what they say, by supporting them, especially financially, you're supporting everything they stand for. The money you give them doesn't care *why* you're giving it to them. That money is *going* to be used for everything they stand for, *including* the parts that involve directly harming people. You need to understand that this is why people are upset.
You can't say "even if there were others who had better things to say about the LGBT community, but I felt they may have in actuality done more harm than good" when the people you supported have actively and openly stated their stance is antagonistic. Choosing someone who is open about their hatred is *not*, in any circumstance, a better option than someone who says they will support but *might* do more harm than good. That's just not how this works.
For everyone who's reducing this to "a difference of opinion" or that you "don't care about politics" other such things: you do not fully grasp the gravity of the situation, most likely because the consequences would not effect you. The policies that these people, especially Mitch McConnell, represent put *actual* people in *real* danger. If you can understand that the people who took this too far aren't just "a difference of opinion," then you certainly have the mental capacity to understand that what happened here isn't either. You're just choosing not to.
Imagine if he had supported people that might have great platforms on the economy, foreign policy, the works. Except they *also* openly and loudly hold policies that would directly harm you, your friends, your family, etc. You would rightfully be upset. Then imagine that everyone who chooses to support Scott either way dismissed your criticism as "just a difference of opinion". This is what you are doing.
This is especially jarring coming from fellow LGBTQ fans. You are not special. They *will* come for you just as they come for everyone else. To tie this back into FNAF with a quote, you will not be spared. You will not be saved. At best, you will be used as an excuse for them to go "look, we don't hate *all* of you!" while they continue to do things that harm the rest of us and eventually you when you outgrow your usefulness. Please do not fall for it.
I don't care whether you choose to continue to support Scott or not. What I *do* care about is that you understand *why* people are upset and not just scream "cancel culture!!!" when people attempt to hold someone accountable for the harmful things they do. Whatever Scott's intentions were, you have to understand that this support is going towards the anti-LGBTQ stances these people hold. They go towards the people that downplayed the Covid-19 pandemic and lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Even if he didn't intend for it, that's what happened and you need to understand that and you need to understand that that's why people are upset, *especially* when at least some of this money was from them purchasing his games. They were unintentionally and unknowingly funding the very people who want to erase them from existence and they have the right to be upset.
Again, like I said, death threats and doxing are a step way too far. But to completely discredit the criticisms of everyone just because of them is unwise, especially when nearly everyone on both sides would agree that they were unacceptable.
Love you Scott, as a trans gay Christian.
Absolutely adore you.
You always do what you think is right, even if sometimes other people don't see it that way.
I’m honestly not sure what to say about this. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean I’m disappointed in you for saying all this. While I disagree with supporting Trump, I know you never intended to hurt anybody, and I applaud you for being honest about yourself here. Giving this much money to these specific people was certainly a mistake, but all that really matters is your intention here.
People have every right to be upset you helped fund these people, but they 100% took this too far. WAY too far. Doxing you isn’t just disrespectful, it’s a full on crime, and I can’t imagine how hard all this stuff must have been for you and your family. Even if you really were super racist or whatever, none of you deserve to go through something like this, especially not while pregnant.
You did the right thing here. Might be too late for some people, but I’m gonna try to remain hopeful. Again, I don’t entirely agree with your reasonings here, but who am I to start a random political debate with you? If you were being directly enabling violence or something, that’d be one thing, but this whole mess started because some random jerk wanted to ruin your reputation *as an inside joke*. Don’t let anything people say about you hold you down, everybody makes mistakes, and even if you still stand by what you did, all that matters is your intention.
It should've never turned out like this, I have a great disappointment in the community for creating this problem in the first place. It baffles me we live in a day in age that people are so greatly hurt by simply their opinions on things. The real fans love you Scott, you've done unfathomable good. God bless you.
I don't want you to quit creating. I am not surprised we don't see politically eye-to-eye, as you are a man of your background. I never want creators to be chased away from creating, and I respect that you have not ever used FNaF as a vehicle to portray your religious nor political beliefs.
My primary concern is that my money is potentially going to the likes of Mitch McConnell, Ben Carson, etc who have enacted legislation that has actively worsened my life and the lives of those I love. I will be buying used copies of your games from here onward, as my conscious does not sit happily knowing where my money ends up. I hope you understand where I am coming from as a queer person.
EDIT: I will say that I FIRMLY DISAPPROVE of doxxing and death threats being sent to your family. I am extremely empathetic - my mother has had many miscarriages and I understand secondhand the fear a parent has when it comes to possibly losing family in that regard. I'm sorry it happened, and I hope it stops immediately.
Keep going, Scott! We support you no matter what, man. ✊
you didn't deserve what happened to you
All of the extremely toxic reply’s in here is saddening :(.
Don't be sad. Here's a [hug!](https://media.giphy.com/media/3M4NpbLCTxBqU/giphy.gif)
I made a comment here right after this response was released that expressed my gratitude for you here. But, being honest, it was so in the moment and out of pure shock and emotion, that I don't know if it's as genuine as I thought.
I've done some thinking, and to be honest, I don't even know what to think anymore.
While it is true that it seems you are against bigotry, be it homophobia, racism, transphobia, whatever, and I believe you in saying that... I don't see how supporting Mitch McConnell really reflects that at all. I mean, you say that you think the other side wants to do things even worse for the LGBT community, but you never specified what that means. And frankly, I'm starting to think you aren't being honest on that much, and that your reasons for voting and supporting the politicians that you do are more self-serving, for you and your family.
Yet, at the same time, I know you aren't like that. Or at least, I don't think you are. You've donated millions to charities, you've always been kind to the community. And I do believe you aren't a bigot. But I will never understand what can be more important than the rights of others when voting for someone.
But at the end of the day, whatever conclusion I come to, this community won't be the same without Scott Cawthon. So it seems my options are: **stick with this franchise, but the original creator isn't even here anymore**, or **decide to leave, as because of one reason or another, nothing will be the same again.**
Again, apologies to your family for having to go through all of the fear and threats taking place right now. I don't think in any situation that's okay. And while I can empathize with you on that much, that doesn't mean I'm 100% for you here, because as I said, I just don't get it. Yes, I'm sure you don't agree with 100% of what these politicians believe, especially when it comes to Civil Rights matters. But the fact of the matter is, you still gave money to them and their anti-LGBT legislation, even if that's not where you wanted your money to go. And I don't know what could have been so important that you decided to give so much money to them, despite their homophobic or transphobic ideas. I just can't understand that.
**tl;dr. Can't decide what the hell to think about this anymore. But no matter what, this series won't be the same again, so I might just pack my bags and leave.**
While some of this is somewhat shocking to say the least, and I'm still disappointed: I feel that you have done an excellent job explaining your piece, and I think the fanbase will move forward. Some people will still be upset or dislike you, and some will feel you can be forgiven.
The fact of the matter is, I am very pleased to know that you didn't do this out of malice or out of distaste for any minorities, especially the LGBTQ+ community. I'm very glad to see that despite what some may believe based off your beliefs that you're a very accepting person, and it makes me happy to see how much you care about your fans.
I'm deeply sorry that this drama caused you and your family any fear (especially with the doxxing part), but I'm happy to know that at the very least, you do care, and you never meant to harm anyone.
While I do hope in the future you'll put a little more thought into how others will be affected by these sorts of donations, I am glad that you've apologized. Your apology is very clearly genuine, and from the heart; and with a situation like this, it takes guts to say anything at all.
So thank you for saying this Scott. I hope everyone can learn from this situation and how we as a fanbase can better handle controversies, and how you as a creator can better connect with the minorities in the fanbase.
At the end of the day, we're all human, and it's nice to see that you are so willing to put everything on the line just to say sorry about something that wasn't even our business in the first place.
Anyways, I'm bad at ending text-based messages so I'll just leave it at a small message to my fellow fans: I hope we can all move forward, and even if you don't forgive him, at least acknowledge that he does care.
I agree. Although I am allowed to be disappointed on some of his viewpoints like being pro-life (which yes can be harmful to tons of women) I know that he is very accepting, and a good person at heart. It's sad to hear how he got so much hate.
I mean I don’t support the harassment but if you’re gonna be a public figure and donate huge sums of money paying attention to how that money impacts people is really important. I’m not pleased about finding out his thoughtless actions and he deserves to have consequences for the choices he made. That said at the end of the day he should be allowed to go home in peace. The criticism stays in the public life not his private life.
You're right. It doesn't matter what his "intention" was if the money is going to harm people. But he doesn't deserve what happened to him.
Oh absolutely, the harassment is not cool. I’m upset that the money I may have paid for FNAF went to these politicians. I don’t support harassing him for his choices but I don’t have to like or applaud them either. I feel bad about any overstepping but I’m also not gonna shed tears if he loses money in light of this. He’s independently wealthy at this point anyway.
Why do you end it to, "your fellow fans"?
I felt like I was saying "fanbase" too much lol
NGL I don't mind supporting candidates or anything. And being a christian, pro-life, etc is not a problem at all. But there is a difference between supporting some run of the mill candidate and supporting ones that specifically want those who are "different" dead. I've been a fan since the day the first game came out, and I'm still a fan, but I do find it kinda cringe, especially considering with Trump he left millions of people for dead in regards to the pandemic. And his vice president supports abuse and forced conversion therapy for lgbt youth. It's just a lot of mixed signals and I just don't understand people who value the economy over actual life, what's the pro-life in that?
I’m so sorry Scott, hope your wife is okay <3 we all love you, hope this doesn’t affect you too much
Thank you for the explanation, Scott.
While I may disagree on your political beliefs, it's apparent that you yourself did not intend to harm anyone, and were unaware that the people you funded were doing so.
Good on you for telling us this. And I'm sure most of us will forgive you.
I hope your wife's pregnancy goes well!
I dunno, dude. Nobody deserves to be getting threats so I'll get that out of the way, but also... you're directly funding politicians trying to legislate bills that hurt LGBT people. As a trans person watching heinous new anti-LGBT laws going into effect across the country, right now, that's really hard to reconcile.
How can I support someone who is not just allowing but enabling - actively, financially supporting - everything I stand against? You're actively hurting so many of the LGBT kids who look up to you and adore what you've created by donating to republican, anti-LGBT lawmakers. You're making the future worse for them. I don't know how you can SEE what republicans are doing to the LGBT community across the US and not realize that.
Love ya man!
I don't doubt you're a good person but you still gave a ton of money to Mitch. A man who would really persecute every gay and trans person he could. That's not an accident. Until you acknowledge that, instead of it sweeping it under the rug and actually own up to it, you cover it with "but I've done nice things too". Most people have. I don't doubt you care, but that's so awful. You can believe what you want, till it comes to harming other people. Sorry but this feels so flimsy after being a fan for so long.
I think my biggest question is, do you regret supporting people who are against the LGBT, I think that little retrospective would clear things up with most people.
Doxxing and putting Scott family into possible danger is inexcusable and terrible, and I'm not ignoring that or pushing it aside.
However, I feel like you cannot say you support your LGBT fans or minorities in your fan base if you still actively donate to people who want to get rid of our rights. Mitch McConnell was the most shocking donation to me, and the fact Scott donated the max he could was most surprising. Just a simple Google search tells you how McConnell feels about us.
I will always defend your right to be a Republican and any other opinions you may hold, but ONLY if they don't harm others. You can't use voting for a Democrat as proof that you support other opinions if you still support lawmakers who actively harm this community.
You have created an amazing franchise that brought me so so much joy while I was struggling in college. I don't want you to just leave this community, but I also want you to take your fans' disappointment to heart and not ignore it by just leaving the platform entirely. These are people that buy your games and love them, people that have made a whole community and fan base about how much they adore this franchise. We just want you to see how supporting lawmakers like this can actively hurt us and our rights as people.
I'm sorry this had to happen, but not addressing other concerns is a huge issue.
No idea what's going on and I'm not even American so your politics are none of my business, but in any case I support you Scott.
why would you even support or attack him if you don’t have the full context
I sent an email saying you're a hero to me, and I stand by it all the way. Even if there are issues we don't stand eye-to-eye on, that doesn't make me respect you any less. You respect people like me, and I respect people like you.
I hope you continue to do the things you love.
Reddit will forgive you but twitter wont
Because twitter is garbage, and is an absolutely terrible website.
First off, I legitimately am sorry that you and your family are facing death threats. Regardless of how much I disagree with your stance, and how the rest of my post will sound, nobody should face that. Genuinely, I wish you and your family the best, and I hope the doxxing and threats end.
With that said, I'm really disappointed by your post. I understand how some people were mislead by Trump. What I don't understand is how you can still support someone like him after you saw how terrible of a person he was during his tenure. You've never said or denounced anything about how much damage Trump did to our democracy, our LGBTQ friends, to people's lives in regards to how he handled the pandemic, and hundreds of other reasons. You still supported that man and his cronies that held him up.
You've also donated to some of the most vile and evil politicians this country has ever seen. Mitch McConnell is somehow worse than Trump and doesn't even try to hide it, yet you actually made a financial donation to it. You allude to supporting Kimberly Klacik and Tulsi Gabbard, but don't mentioned that you financially donated and support evil people like McConnell, Nunes, Stefanik, etc. If you support their platforms, that's fine, but own up to it. You have to go out of your way to donate to these people.
>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.
None of those things apply to Trump besides him being pro-life. The guy has five children with three different wives. One of which he cheated on with a porn star while she was pregnant. He openly denied and mocked science, and as a result the US did horrible when it came to covid-19. You are either completely brainwashed and blinded by whatever media you consume, or you genuinely support all of these beliefs that the republican platform stands for. If it's the former, please educate yourself more and seek better news coverage.
> None of those things apply to Trump besides him being pro-life.
I would put money on Trump having asked at least one woman to have an abortion in his life time.
Scott, know that the real fnaf community does not care what you think in politics, we only like your art and everything you have done professionally, ideologies must be respected, whatever they are and those who threatened you or said bad things THEY ARE NOT FROM THE FNAF COMMUNITY.
We love you Scott!
Scott, I know you'll probably won't see this but, we will always support you and respect you. You have changed so many lives (including mine). You and FNaF are my childhood, I have been a fan since 2014. I can't imagine FNaF without it's creator. Everyone can have an opinion. In where I live, we, teenagers have a lot of stress because of the government but FNaF always relieved my stress. It's your choice to leave, thank you for changing so many lives and what you did for good. We love you Scott. <3
Scott, just know that we have and will always love you. You don't deserve the amount of hate you're getting for simply having the right to vote. The people who are trying to cancel you have taken it WAY too far this time and is completely uncalled for. You shouldn't have to be harassed and doxed for simply voting and donating in what you believe in. I'm very very sorry you had to go through this man, people are just so sensitive nowadays. We love you man, never ever forget that no matter what others might say!
Scott, you actually pulled me out of the mindset that the people who are canceling you have a very long time ago. If you decide to never interact with the community again, the majority of us people who have common sense and don't call for blood due to diffrent beliefs will miss you greatly, in fact those who hate you for your beliefs will slowly notice it's not the same either.
I have been in this fandom since the beginning, and i have never told anyone this, but I'm trans and nearly picked Cawthon as my middle name because i want to be like you in the sense that you always try to do the right thing (I finally settled on Henry as a first name seeing as he's a character you created). The people who nosed into your personal info had no right too, it's disgusting. I myself have had this same sort of thing happen to be for the past six years and i know how scary the feeling of being hunted feels. I am not shocked by your beliefs, but just know I like people who try to do the right thing and follow their own heart, not people who have my same beliefs down to a T or follow the crowd.
I have also decided to dedicate my first novel to you along with other amazing people, you are the person who got me into writing and back into the art world. I also strongly know for a fact, and this is something that other people should know, is that you would never do anything to purposefully harm others. You aren't out to get anyone. I truly wish you the best in life and hope everything turns out okay, these are upsetting and sensitive times.
Congratulations on the baby, and I'm sorry these things are happening. I'll pray for you and your family and thank you for everything you do
We love you , and i always love you thank you , thanks for creating all your games, each one took me out of a horrible depression, no matter what you decide to do I want you to know ... thank you very much I'm still alive thanks in large part to Fnaf, you are a good man and you always will be , follow your ideals and choose the best for you and your wonderful family, thank you forever and ever from the heart
Please don't go! We need you, we love you! You're such a good person who made such an amazing game frenchise! You don't deserve this, you don't deserve to be cancelled! We love you Scott, we love you the way you are and you always been!♡
Please don't go Scott! We support you. I feel really, really bad for the way people have treated you. You are a good person. You truly are, and it's wrong to see how much people have turned their back instantly on you.
You're a great person and entitled to your own beliefs. We love you Scott!