It's not a smoking gun, but it's a suspicious lack of prudence. If I worked in the same building as Jared Fogle and had no way of knowing about his child pornography thing, I would be telling everybody that I had no idea whenever he comes up. Because I really, really don't want to be associated with that, and I'm not going to take any chances letting people mistake me for being associated with that. I'm going to be assertive in order to prevent mistakes.
Same thing should apply here. You'd think Gears for Breakfast would really want to not be associated with white supremacists, and so would be eager to tell everyone that they aren't white supremacists.
I understand that. I guess my mindset is this:
If you had started working in a building that Jared Fogle works with before it was known that he had a child pornography thing, and the nature of your work in that building had nothing to do with child pornography, then I would have no reason to assume that you engaged in child pornography. You were just doing your job and unbeknownst to you he ended up being a bad person. I wouldn't expect a statement from you, the nature of his job didn't leave you in any kind of position to know of or condone his bad thoughts and behaviours. That's on him, not you.
I also wouldn't expect the owner to go back and erase any work he may have done for the company if the work he did was completely unrelated.
Side note: I hope typing out "child pornography" multiple times doesn't put me on some kind of list
This is also really important. The gaming community at large has a tendency of eating people alive. More than anything this is a case of wrong place at the wrong, they got caught in the middles of some terrible bullshit that has nothing to do with them, and now have the extremely enviable position of choosing which half of their potential customers to alienate. While silence might not exactly be the moral high ground it is definitely their safest optionThis dev-team is 8 people strong. They have been working on this game for over 5 years, with probably thousands of dollars in debt. Just look at the interview with the Cuphead team (they were close to bankruptcy and homelessness). They not saying anything has nothing to do with them agreeing what that fucking POS said, but more about covering for their own families. If you remove Jontron, you will get a massive fucking hoard of gamer-gaters (racists, misogynists, antisemites all of it). Why would a team, with no proved record, and 8 people strong, risk their fucking lives for this?