It seems there’s a lot of controversy hanging around video game personalities at the minute. What with Jontron’s recent outburst and now the sudden thrust of Colin Moriarty into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons – as he’s stepped down from his position in Kinda Funny.
In Facebook and Twitter posts today, Colin Moriarty announced his resignation today stating;
“with our separate visions for the future and for the direction of the company, it’s time to go our separate ways.”
Colin founded Kinda Funny alongside long time IGN co-host Greg Miller in September 2014 before he and Miller resigned from IGN to take on Kinda Funny as their full-time jobs in January of 2015 they were also joined by Tim Gettys and Nick Scarpino both from IGN when they began in September 2014, then Kevin Coello and Joey Noelle later on.
Colin’s resignation comes after he came under fire for a tweet that he posted on International Women’s Day. There are reports that this is what led to his resignation but after many statements and tweets from both Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty, this does not seem to be the case.
For what it’s worth, I personally don’t believe that this is the reason. During the Kinda Funny Morning Show today Greg says in reference to Colins resignation that ” both Colin and Kinda Funny are moving in opposite directions” which is similar to what Colin mentions in his announcement.
I have been a fan of Colin Moriarty since I was a middle schooler, so this turn of events has proven to be somewhat disappointing. Kinda Funny will never be the same – but at the same time I wish Colin all the luck in the world in his future endeavours.
If you are a fan of Kinda Funny or Colin Moriarty I ask you to leave a reply below with either your favourite memory of Colin whether it be from his IGN days or his days at Kinda Funny.