How could #StopAdamBaldwin become a thing? Stop him from what?Â HisÂ work with the lateÂ Stanley Kubrick alone is a lifetime pass to full metal awesomeness, not to mention his contribution to genre favorites like âThe Last ShipâÂ andÂ âFirefly.â And Twitter.
Chris Harvey thinks he has the answer: #GamerGate.Â He writes at superuser.com.au:
A group of antigamer trolls are attempting to stop Adam Baldwin from attending this years Supanova Pop Culture Expo [in Australia]. Adam Baldwin coined the term gamergate. GamerGate is a consumer revolt triggered by overt politicization, ethical misconduct, and unprecedented amounts of censorship targeted at gamers and video games as a whole.
(For an extensive look into the GamerGate controversy, its origin, and the people involved, we recommend Reasonâs âGamerGate: Part I: Sex, Lies, and Gender Games.â)
An online petition to revokeÂ Baldwinâs invitation from Supanova has been met with a counter-petition. As for the first petition, Baldwin tweeted:
As it turns out, some fansÂ would like to #StopAdamBaldwin as well.
Brandon Morse, a gamer himself, might just have nailed the logicÂ of the wholeÂ #StopAdamBaldwin movement.