[Update: Additional e-mails have been added regarding the date of the firing.] Allistar Pinsof, a former writer for Destructoid, has come forward after dealing with a year of turmoil and frustratio…
Holy shit. Gamergate bomb drop. TLDR version.
- Pre-op transsexual sets up IndieGoGo under pretense of “life saving surgery”. Game journos support and signal boost the IndieGoGo. Actual surgery is SRS.
- Journalist Allistar Pinsof feels ethical need expose the fraudulent IndieGoGo, unfortunately outing her as trans.
- IndieGoGo cancels the donation drive because of fraudulent information, as per their ToS.
- The trans woman, unfortunately, attempts suicide on a live stream. She is saved and put on suicide watch.
- Pinsof profusely apologizes, as his actions caused her to attempt suicide.
- Later, Pinsof actually helps this woman form and do a legit donation drive for her SRS.
- The Game Journos Pro discuss in detail with one another how to handle him and, eventually, decide to fire and black list him. This is collusion, as it has competitors actively discussing and influencing somebody’s job position. Using this list to promote a secret blacklist in the industry is beyond unethical and in many states flat out illegal.
Signal boost this shit.