John Walker Flynt famously known as Brianna Walker Wu is a 40-year old transgender woman and American video game designer.
Wu is best known as the head of development studio Giant Spacekat, he gained notoriety in the GamerGate controversy following an appearance on CNN opposite 8chan founder Frederick Brennan.
Wu has political ambitions to represent Massachusetts’ eighth congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. On that note, he devised an unconventional strategy to raise funds for his campaign, not far from what he's accustomed to, he intends to play through Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on Twitch today, starting at 5 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
In the playthrough, Wu will kill virtual Nazis as he speaks about his plans to grow the US economy.” Wolfenstein’s was a once-uncontroversial premise, however, killing Nazis has become controversial now that the alt-right, neo-Nazi-sympathizing wing of the Republican party is ascendant.
This has not been the case with alt-righters who have complained about the game’s “SJW” message and “not very nice” attitude toward Nazis. After being asked if the game’s marketing might be poking the proverbial hornets’ nest, Bethesda PR director Pete Hines answered, “Maybe a little bit, but the hornets’ nest is full of Nazis, so fuck those guys. I’ll poke a Nazi hornet nest.”
Wu chose the unapologetically anti-Nazi Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus as a fundraising vehicle for his campaign
“One of the reasons Millennials feel disenfranchised is politicians don’t speak to them in ways that feel genuine,” said Wu. “Twitch is one of the most important ways to engage younger people. I plan to go to voters where they are, not asking them to come to me.”
Wu will be contesting against Stephen F. Lynch, a Democrat whose voting record has established him as one of the more conservative representatives from the uber-blue state of Massachusetts. Lynch supports strong bargaining rights for unions, same-sex marriage, and a minimum wage increase, he is also voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010.
Wu has outlined a platform on his website that omits several social issues, he instead decided to focus on internet privacy, job creation, however, he’s frequently tweeted on the importance of women’s reproductive rights, he also supports single-payer healthcare among many social issues.