Woman fired for following transphobic Twitter users speaks out trends now
A woman fired from a video game company for following conservative accounts on Twitter says that she follows all stripes of users and tries to leave politics out of the workplace.
Kara Lynne was fired by Limited Run Games earlier this month, after online outcry led by a trans activist who accused her of being 'a transphobe who follows a veritable who's who of right-wing transphobic creeps'.
'The funny thing about it is, the accounts -- I follow accounts of every political affiliation. I am the type of person who likes to see from every direction, so I follow a variety of accounts,' Lynne said in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.
Lynne said that Limited Run Games, where she had worked since November 2020, was actually more concerned with the online backlash than the types of Twitter accounts she followed.
'It was more of the publicity it was getting. That was the main thing. They had no qualms with who I followed or anything like that,' she said.
Kara Lynne spoke out in an interview with Fox News on Thursday, after she was fired followed online outcry over the Twitter accounts she follows
Lynne also spoke at greater length about the incident in a "separate interview with YouTuber Eric July, a rapper and libertarian commentator.
'It hurt,' she said of getting fired. 'I wasn't angry with [the company], because from a PR perspective, being in a marketing position, you've got to understand where they were coming from with this.'
However, she added, 'I wish they would've had my back.'
Lynne said that both on social media and in the workplace, she tried to seer clear of political controversies, saying, 'I'm not a political person in the first place.'
'I typically keep to myself, politics-wise, in the workplace, just because I don't feel like that needs to be -- my beliefs don't need to be pressed on anybody else,' she said.
'I've always been very adamant about that, like you do you, I'll do me,' she added.
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Kara Lynne (pictured) was 'terminated' by Limited Run Games hours after a trans activist threatened to boycott the company because Lynne follows conservative Twitter accounts
Lynne was fired on January 6, hours after activist Jessica Blank, a trans woman and activist, who uses the moniker Purple Tinker, publicly accused Lynne of being a 'transphobe'.
Blank shared screenshots of accounts followed by Lynne and said she would stop shopping with Limited Run games until Lynne, who was the company's community manager, was fired.
Lynne believes the complaint was triggered because she tweeted her excitement about the release of a new Harry Potter-themed video game, which some people have threatened to boycott because of JK Rowling's views about trans issues.
Blank tweeted to Limited Run Games complaining that Lynne's 'transphobic follows' included Libs of TikTok, which shares videos made by liberal social media users, YouTuber Blaire White and right-wing commentator Ian Miles Cheung.
Blank also shared a tweet written by Lynne in May 2016 which said: 'If you think the # of trans crying about using a bathroom is higher than the perves [sic] using the excuse, you are what is wrong with this world.'
Blank said: 'Unless and until she is fired from the company permanently, I am not giving them another single dime.'
Hours later, Lynne was dismissed.
A statement from Limited Run Games said: 'LRG respects all personal opinions, however we remain committed to