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.
Ah. Peace and quiet.#ADayWithoutAWoman— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) March 8, 2017
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.”