Everyone was shocked when Hideo Kojima didn’t show up to the Game Awards like he said he would tonight. During the awards ceremony, after Kiefer Sutherland accepted Metal Gear Solid V’s award for best action game on his behalf, Keighley revealed that Konami legally barred Kojima from attending the event.
To say that fans didn’t take it well would be putting it lightly, and since that announcement, people have been flooding Kojima with support on social media, either directly or indirectly. Finally, the man himself took to social media to say something:
Thank you very much.
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 4, 2015
Since that tweet went out, the replies have been nothing but overwhelming love and positivity. And plenty of salutes.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN we all love you Kojima. You don't deserve the shit that's happening to you. You deserve better
— Sarah (@SarahOfMars) December 4, 2015
— Lightning (@lightningxce) December 4, 2015
— MALAYMALAYYY (@jibanjang) December 4, 2015
— David S. (@Xpike12) December 4, 2015
— JP Terrazas (@jpterrazas) December 4, 2015
— LOGAN (@4Logan007) December 4, 2015
— Giovanni Improta (@Just_Gion) December 4, 2015
Always remember, Metal Gear fans: Kojima only ends if you let him.
— Jake (@jstark5454) December 4, 2015