Scott Cawthon's Actions Moving Forward
If you weren't aware, Scott Cawthon recently came out and acknowledged that he donated to poltical parties, such as Trump, who aim to discriminate against or harm the LGBT+ community.
I don't have the energy to write the pull explanation of it, but you can find Scott's response post on the Fnaf reddit or around here on Tumblr.
In regards to this, I don't believe Scott has any ill-intent toward the LGBT+ community. No actions aside from the donations that have just recently come to light show any signs of him wanting to discriminate or hate against the LGBT+ community, even with his religious or poltical views.
Most can argue that Scott's donations to those political parties are a set view that he is a bad person and that this bad has outweighed any good donations and support he has given to other communities and this fandom.
I myself argue against that. Yes, he made poor mistakes with those political donations, but it is not our business as fans to pry into his political views and judge. He supports who he believes would be best in power just as any other person does. This does not mean he supports every view that political figure has.
Scott has shown so much support through charity donations as well as the Fnaf Fanverse Initiative and as a group I don't believe it's our right to simply ignore those goods he has done.
In regards to support of LGBT+, Scott has announced he will be attending Dawko's 24 hour Trevor Project live stream on June 26th. As per other charity livestreams, it is likely that Scott will donate to support the Trevor Project.
Some could argue this is an attempt to clear himself of wrong, but Scott himself acknowledged that his views aren't perfect, just like everyone elses. I believe that if he does donate it is a genuine attempt at supporting a group that aids a lot of people in his fan community.
This post is not an attempt at convincing people that Scott isn't in the wrong for his political donations, that is up for you to decide whether his is or isn't. This post exists solely to shed light on the situation and Scott's actions going forward.
You do not have to continue supporting Scott, but please, do not threaten him and his family simply due to his political actions.
On that note please do not spread links where you can download the Five Nights At Freddys games for free. While you may not support Scott, he is not the only one who put effort into those games. There are voice actors and other developers who helped him and it would be cruel to them to push aside the work they put in and disregard it as worth nothing simply because of Scott's actions.
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The Alive AU
(in which nobody got murdered, nobody got scooped, and two guys meet at a pizzeria after years apart)
(and a status update regarding you know what...)
so in light of Scott’s recent news regarding his political donation choices and his poor response about us “canceling” him, like...
I’m not super surprised. the man was a Christian video game developer to begin with. and it’s kind of a thing here in the US that if you’re Texan & Christian, there’s a very high chance that you’re voting Republican. it’s a very very red state
I respected Scott for being one of the actual people who doesn’t shove their religion in our face 24/7 and for respecting his fanbase across the LGBTQ+ spectrum and the content they make with FNAF
that said, you definitely can’t be pro LGBTQ+ AND vote for politicians that purposely harm your fanbase’s way of life. that’s like saying you don’t support child murder but you still gave money to notorious child murderer William Afton to he can fund more child murders
that being said i’m not leaving the franchise. i just lost a lot of respect for Scott and unsure if it can be rebuilt for the time being. in all likelihood, i’m just gonna buy his games second-hand if i do for some time
i love Michael and Sammy too much to give it up. i’m just gonna spite Scott and make things even more gay than they currently were bc fuck yeah Pride Month
and just know that this blog is controlled by a demisexual who flops between bisexuality & lesbian constantly, my best friend who helps fuel my madness is a nonbinary pansexual, and this is a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals who happen to like FNAF. Scott may have made the franchise, but we the fans made FNAF hella gay
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minors, please take care of yourselves. please dont blame yourselves for scotts actions, or wanting to believe in him. i understand being attached to artists that created things that help you and make you happy, but ultimately he's a stranger that has hurt you with his malicious indifference. ive seen so many young fnaf fans talking about being heartbroken, crying, suicidal ideation, and i understand 😿 it hurts so much every time someone you hoped could change reveals that they wont, and arent sorry for the pain theyve caused to you. youre not a bad person for still liking or wanting to like fnaf itself, just dont let yourself (or encourage anyone to) give scott any more money or free advertisement . also block all the freaks in the tags and anywhere else who are showing their ugly bigot faces, its not ur responsibility as a kid to argue w a bunch of nasty adults who wont listen! just take care of yourself and let urself process your emotions, then focus on other things that comfort you right now!
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