Cliff Bleszinski calls North Carolina Governor 'a bit of an idiot' over controversial LGBT laws

Boss Key co-founder Cliff Bleszinski wants to make North Carolina an appealing place for game devs 'in spite of recent laws.'


Boss Key CEO Cliff Bleszinski has called out the Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, in a recent interview with us on his upcoming title, Lawbreakers.

In our interview, Bleszinski discusses wanting to be part of the movement that helps push North Carolina towards a more progressive future, especially the downtown Raleigh area where Boss Key’s studio is located. His hope is to make the area a more appealing place to work “in spite of recent laws.”

"They call it a purple state," he said. "There are those of us who are trying to make it the new south--and are trolling Governor McCrory on Twitter on a regular basis because he's a bit of an idiot."

Bleszinski is referencing the controversial law that invalidates local anti-discrimination measures that were put in place to protect gay and transgender people in our interview. The law also requires people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates. Shortly after the bill was passed, several major companies, including Apple, have criticized the law with others, such as PayPal, going as far as saying it would curtail its business in North Carolina because of it.

The controversial law has also been met with opposition from celebrities as several musicians, including Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Pearl Jam, and Demi Lovato, have recently cancelled their upcoming shows as a sign of protest against it.

Bleszinski obviously appears to be opposed to the controversial law, and calling out his state’s governor in public is one way to air his concerns. Hopefully he and other notable developers in the area can help drive the industry forward.

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