Oculus in panic over founder’s pro-Trump trolling
VR outfit Oculus has found itself suffering from the fall out of its founder Palmer Luckey financing right-wing anti-Clinton pro-Trump internet trolls last week.
Luckey has since apologised and denied that he favours Donald Trump but already Oculus saw some fall out with developers saying they would no longer support the platform.
Superhypercube developer Polytron said in a statement that in a political climate as fragile and horrifying as this one, we cannot tacitly endorse these actions by supporting Luckey or his platform,”.
Other developers including Tomorrow Today Labs and Scruta Games also echoed similar sentiments saying they would not support the VR platform “as long as he is employed there.”
Now Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe and head of content Jason Rubin have spoken out on Oculus founder’s recent apology and secret contribution to a pro-Donald Trump group that focuses on s**tposting and spreading memes and images to disparage Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Iribe wrote in a post on his personal Facebook page published on Saturday. “I know that Palmer is deeply sorry for the impact this situation is having on the company, our partners and the industry. Everyone at Oculus is free to support the issues or causes that matter to them, whether or not we agree with those views.
“It is important to remember that Palmer acted independently in a personal capacity, and was in no way representing the company.”