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Adam Baldwin
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Aliases @AdamBaldwin
Occupation Actor
Affiliations Unknown

Adam Baldwin is an American film and television actor most notable for his roles in Full Metal Jacket, Independence Day, Firefly, and Serenity. He has also served as a voice actor for various video games, including Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Half Life 2: Episode 2, and Mass Effect 2.[1] Baldwin is a supporter of GamerGate and is credited as creator of the original hashtag.

#GamerGate

The first use of the #GamerGate hashtag as a reference to the consumer revolt was by Adam Baldwin on Twitter. Created on the 27th August 2014, the tweet included links to videos regarding the Zoe Quinn Scandal. The hashtag gained popularity on Twitter, other social media, and message boards, and would go on to represent what is now known as GamerGate.

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First Gamer Gate Tweet Links "Quinnspiracy Theory" Videos

The videos linked were from YouTube producer Internet Aristocrat's "Quinnspiracy Theory" video series [Mirror][2].

Adam Baldwin's first use of the GamerGate hahtag published 27 Aug 2014


Radio Nero interviews Adam Baldwin

In the first episode of Radio Nero, Series 1, Episode 1: What is #GamerGate?[3], Milo Yiannopoulos interviews Adam Baldwin about GamerGate.

Play archived clip 256 kb/s OGG file.

...any scandal, just add 'gate' to it, that's all I was doing.
— Adam Baldwin - Radio Nero Episode 1


Petition to ban from comic convention

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Supanova is a fan convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy film and TV, comic books, anime, gaming and collectables.[4]


It claims Baldwin was responsible for creating the hashtag 'GamerGate' that led to 'numerous instances of harassment and abuse towards women' in the past six months - claims that Baldwin says aren't true and defamatory of him.
— Daily Mail Online - Online petition calls for US actor Adam Baldwin to be banned from attending Supanova
More than 4,000 people have signed a petition urging the organisers of a pop culture event to withdraw their invitation to actor Adam Baldwin, claiming that his #GamerGate hashtag is used to target women for sexist abuse.
— International Business Times - 4,000 demand Adam Baldwin ban from comic convention after Gamergate scandal


See Also

Gamergate

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