March 13, 2017

Conservative video game podcaster leaves group he co-founded after backlash over International Women's Day joke

StaffRebel Columnist

Video game commentator Colin Moriarty and co-founder of Kinda Funny has resigned from the group out a few days after he made a joke about International Women's Day.

Moriarty is well-known for his conservative view points and has appeared on Glen Beck and The Rubin Report, making him one of the most right-wing people in the gaming industry.

On March 8, he tweeted out “Ah. Peace and quiet.#ADayWithoutAWoman” and was met with immediate backlash from fans and former colleagues.

IGN Executive Editor Justin Davis replied to the tweet asking “Is this really the person you want to be?”. He later unfollowed Moriarty adding “Prob should have long ago. Disappointed to see someone with smarts be a low-road troll.”

In addition, IGN Entertainment Editor Lucy O'Brien responded saying, “Colin, I respect you, and I know this was a joke. But it's a bad one, and worse, it's not *you*.”

Moriarty announced his resignation on Facebook today saying, “This morning, the guys and I had a constructive conversation, and feel that, with our separate visions for the future and for the direction of the company, it’s time to go our separate ways. I want to be clear that this was my decision. Just as we collaborated as friends, so too do we part. I hope you continue to support them. I simply want to reconnect with what’s most important to me. Politics, history, philosophy. Reading books. Talking about things I feel are most impactful and essential for a person like me.”

He later added, “Opportunities are already popping up for me, bringing me in a new, different, and exciting direction, a direction that I feel makes perfect sense for me. Obviously, you haven’t seen or heard the last of me.”

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commented 2017-03-14 07:15:23 -0400
Is this just me or, that very same joke is done “the other way round” by a million women, daily, and nobody cares… I mean, its not like an half shaved skull / purple dyed hair / heavily pierced face / Ramones T-shirt wearing “cool” gender fluid “podcaster” could not have said the same about #ADayWithoutMen… To say that I’m fed up with that PC/millenial/ethno-masochistic/anti-patriarchy stew would be only the very start of a euphemism…
commented 2017-03-13 19:32:53 -0400
No sense of humour anymore. I heard Zuckerberg quit.
commented 2017-03-13 18:44:18 -0400
Sad that people who whine about everything and condemn and demonize constantly cannot take a joke.
commented 2017-03-13 17:14:01 -0400
Feminists tend to support the islamic male who would put them in their place and attack the western male who bows down to them.

Which is why I call them feminazis.

Even my wife cannot stand the feminazis
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