Palmer Luckey releases statement about recent pro-Trump smear campaign controversy.
Daily Beast Recently broke the news that Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey is funding Nimble America, a group that supports Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. The story also goes on to say that Palmer was the avid Pro Trump Redditor NimbleRichMan. After the story went viral many developers said they could not support the Oculus platform any longer including the developers of SuperHyperCube as well as Insomniac Games.
""In a political climate as fragile and horrifying as this one, we cannot tacitly endorse these actions by supporting Luckey or his platform," Fez and Superhypercube developer Polytron said.
"Insomniac Games condemns all forms of hate speech," Insomniac Games, makers of big-budget console games like Ratchet & Clank and one of the biggest developers making games for Oculus" via
Alex Schwartz of Owlchemy Labs, whose game Job Simulator is a launch title on the Oculus Touch motion controllers tweeted this out today.
Here is Palmer's statement in full via Facebook.
“I am deeply sorry that my actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners.The recent news stories about me do not accurately represent my views,” Luckey said
“Here’s more background: I contributed $10,000 to Nimble America because I thought the organization had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards. I am a libertarian who has publicly supported Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in the past, and I plan on voting for Gary in this election as well.
“I am committed to the principles of fair play and equal treatment. I did not write the “NimbleRichMan” posts, nor did I delete the account. Reports that I am a founder or employee of Nimble America are false. I don’t have any plans to donate beyond what I have already given to Nimble America.
“Still, my actions were my own and do not represent Oculus. I’m sorry for the impact my actions are having on the community.”
Here is a picture with me and Palmer....should I trust him?