If you have just woken up today, then you’ll be sad to know that the developer of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, has pulled the app from the iOS and Google Play app stores. He tweeted that he would pull the game after saying he could not handle the internet and media attention that Flappy Birds has received.
Nguyen also said that legal issues were not a factor in deciding to remove the game, and confirmed that he would not be selling the game. Last week, in an interview with The Verge, Nguyen revealed that he was making $50,000 per day in in-app advertising – so the decision to remove the game is no doubt personal, not financial.
While fans have been largely disappointed at his decision to remove the game from iOS and Android; some fans have taken to Twitter to tweet to Nguyen that they will kill him if he removes the app. Because obviously that’s one way to save your favourite app – by threatening to kill the app developer.
What a bunch of motherfucking idiots.
Below are a small selection of death threats that Nguyen has received. Some of them come from CNBC’s Eli Langer, who has collated some of the tweets in a timeline; while others come from a simple Twitter search. Remember, your tweets are public for the world to see.
@dongatory I'm going to murder you if you do okay I did not spend the last hour trying to break my high score for shit
— liam girl (@its_trisha_btw) February 8, 2014
@dongatory YOU BEST NOT BE DELETING FLAPPY BIRD BECAUSE I WILL MURDER YOU IF U DO
— Bethany Mota (@betherss__) February 9, 2014
@dongatory You are a fucking idiot. You're sitting on a gold mine that won't be there in 6 months and you're waking away. Kill yourself.
— Patrick Darling (@PattyBadFingers) February 8, 2014
kill yourself @dongatory
— Miley Cyrus (@bieberisslayin) February 8, 2014
@dongatory stfu don't u fukin dare delete flappy bird I will fukin hunt u down and kill u
— ♡lovinAustin&Justin♡ (@AleemaKills) February 8, 2014
I'll hunt your fucking ass down and kill you if you delete flappy bird. @dongatory
— Ray (@xIamPerfection_) February 8, 2014
@dongatory Do the world a favor and kill yourself before you have kids. Your kind of stupid needs to be wiped from the earth
— Daswolfen (@Daswolfen) February 8, 2014
@dongatory ungrateful, kill yourself
— Blood Orange Sun (@oskrsays) February 8, 2014
— jorgeflores (@jorgeknowsbest) February 9, 2014
if you take down flappy birds @dongatory i will find you and i will kill you.
— Tagz/Patrik (@ImTagz) February 9, 2014
.@dongatory you're a clown. kill yourself.
— welp, (@welpcomma) February 9, 2014
ILL FUCKING KILL U! RT @dongatory: I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down.
— Kidd Misfit † (@BitchImShvdy) February 9, 2014
@dongatory YOURE A FUCKING PUSSY!!! And this game sucks anyway. But you’re still a pussy. Kill yourself.
— Naor Daniel (@Deraifus) February 9, 2014
@dongatory IM GOING TO MURDER YOU
— TYLER SWiFT (@TheRealTyBeezy) February 7, 2014
“@dongatory: I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. " I WILL MURDER YOU.
— Somie ❣ (@somatalabany) February 9, 2014
@dongatory No. Just. No. Even my highscore is 2, no, just, no, I'm gonna kill you.
— Yin † (@LemonMeowy) February 9, 2014
@dongatory if you get rid of flappy birds I will kill you!!
— MASON!!!! (@masondarnell10) February 9, 2014
@dongatory I will kill you mother fucker
— kyle jake moore (@kylejakemoore) February 9, 2014
@dongatory fuck no you fuck dont delete that shit or imma kill u for real
— ••••• (@iZiaII) February 9, 2014