Brianna Wu, a SJW of Gamergate fame, tweeted boastfully three and a half years ago that she founded her video gaming company with money her parents gave her.
Now that she’s (a Democrat) running for Congress, she has conveniently changed that story:
Let this be a lesson to twitterers:
h/t Emperor Mauhdeeb
UPDATE: I also found this snippet from an article INC magazine did on her a while back:
At Ole Miss, Wu studied journalism and wrote for The Daily Mississippian, but she never graduated. She left school the first time to start her own video animation company, came back, and dropped out for good in 2001 after getting swept up in the excitement surrounding George W. Bush’s election as president. Her parents were big donors, and they got her a ticket to an inaugural ball. That led to a stint working in Washington–long enough to become disillusioned with Republican politics as well as dangerously dependent on Ambien, a sleep aid. Her parents, in a final act of support, brought her home to Hattiesburg and paid for a bed at Pine Grove, where Tiger Woods would later be treated for sex addiction.
Two months later, Wu emerged transformed, and she’s been clean ever since. Wu had relied on Ambien “to push through my emotional problems,” she says now, “to succeed professionally but to kind of mask other things there. I looked at the source of that unhappiness, and I kind of addressed that within myself, and it helped me to really grow into myself.” Wu’s breakthrough ultimately precipitated a clean break with her parents and their world.
Ten years since they last spoke, Wu wonders sometimes what her parents think of her now. Because of Gamergate, she’s been in the news a lot lately–on Nightline, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera, and in a story on the front page of The New York Times. Gamergate even inspired a recent ripped-from-the-headlines episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Wu thinks they have to have noticed. “It’s so weird, because I’m so much more like my dad than my brother and sister are,” Wu says. “We both have the same strong personality, the temper that can go off the hook, super entrepreneurial-minded. I’d like to think they’d be proud of me.”
Nothing about her being homeless due to ‘coming out,’ but plenty about her estrangement due to, um, her not liking her parents’ politics. And this DESPITE their full support of her. I bet she’s a real joy to be around.