Notorious social justice-slinging game developer Brianna Wu has been taking heavy fire from her authoritarian cohorts after a series of tweets made within the last 24 hours.
In a string of now-deleted tweets, Wu said, “My parents disowned me 10 years ago. When assholes lie and say they gave me money to fund @giantspacekat it hurts.” In another, she claimed, “I have literally been homeless, living in my car, unable to eat. I know exactly what poverty feels like”.
Critics and allies of Wu alike responded with a wave of criticism, leading some of the most leftist fans of the Revolution 60 developer to viciously turn against her for “defending capitalism.”
Even her Jeopardy! winning friend Arthur Chu had something to say about the whole situation:
@ArchivistBecks I disagree strongly w her opinion but don't see why I should hate her more for it than, like, everyone else in tech
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) December 28, 2015
Many labelled her a hypocrite, after becoming famous in the industry for playing on her underprivileged and victim status while attacking anyone deemed to be a white privileged male, despite having millionaire parents and growing up as the very definition of a white privileged individual.
Critics also brought up past tweets from Wu in which she identified her parents as millionaires who gave her $200,000 to start a business:
@mac_pestle My parents are millionaire entrepreneurs. I think being in that class growing up affected me more than college.
— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) May 8, 2014
It is a situation that is all too familiar with the staff here at Breitbart Tech, after the Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King lost thousands of followers on Twitter within the space of a few days and got booted out of the movement.
This isn’t even the first time that Wu has faced a similar situation.
In April, Wu faced backlash from other social justice warriors after pulling a “Don’t you know who I am?” on a flight while riding in first-class, taking to Twitter to complain about a supposedly 60 year-old man who had spilled drinks on her leather electronics bag during the luxury flight.
It is also worth noting that Wu once offered an $11,000 reward to anyone who could provide information on an internet harasser. That’s hardly the sort of money an underprivileged and oppressed individual has to throw away.
There seems to be an emerging pattern of social justice warriors turning on and destroying each other on social media recently, and it only leaves room to wonder about who the next victim will be.
Charlie Nash is a libertarian writer, memeologist, and child prodigy. When he is not writing, he can usually be found chilling at the Korova Milk Bar, mingling with the infamous. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrNashington.