Palmer Luckey Releases Statement -- "I Am Deeply Sorry"
"I thought the organization had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards."
Oculus Rift creator Palmer Luckey has released a statement following the news that emerged this week that he reportedly funded a pro-Donald Trump political group that's behind "s**tposting" memes about Hillary Clinton. In his statement, posted on Facebook (the site that owns Oculus), Luckey said he is "deeply sorry that [his] actions are negatively impacting the perception of Oculus and its partners."
"The recent news stories about me do not accurately represent my views," he added.
Luckey, 24, added that he contributed $10,000 to the anti-Hillary Clinton group, Nimble America.
"I thought the organization had fresh ideas on how to communicate with young voters through the use of several billboards," he explained. "I am a libertarian who has publicly supported Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in the past, and I plan on voting for Gary in this election as well."
He said he is "committed to the principles of fair play and equal treatment." Luckey also said he did not write Reddit posts under the name "NimbleRichMan" nor did he subsequently deleted the account. Editors from The Daily Beast, which broke the news on Thursday, have challenged some of these claims.
"Reports that I am a founder or employee of Nimble America are false. I don't have any plans to donate beyond what I have already given to Nimble America," he added. "Still, my actions were my own and do not represent Oculus. I'm sorry for the impact my actions are having on the community."
You can read Luckey's full statement below.
In the wake of the report on Thursday, multiple developers said they would not bring their games to Oculus Rift.
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