He has apologized, but not after doubling down and getting incredibly defensive.
Wheaton posted an apology.
I heard from a lot of women on Twitter today who knew someone, or who had been attacked themselves by someone claiming to be a Sanders supporter. These attacks always used gendered slurs that seemed to be ripped straight out of a typical GamerGater’s swamp of awfulness. Are all of these women telling the truth? Lying? Clinton campaign operatives engaging in a coordinated social media campaign? I don’t know, but I’m willing to give the benefit of the doubt, because I sat next to my wife and watched her Twitter account get overwhelmed by exactly that sort of garbage because she had the temerity to be a woman online.
Sorry if it is messed up, posting from my phone.
I have to say, it must be nice to not know the harassment women face by daring to have a political opinion online. I guess I can’t blame him for his privilege since he is reflecting and trying to learn.
That said, it is frustrating that he tries to push all that blame on “fake supporters” Again, it is privilege that allows him not to see that progressives can be just as racist, sexist... as conservative.