Colin Moriarty, co-founder of popular Youtube gaming channel Kinda Funny, has announced that he’s left the group. The split comes after Moriarty drew ire for a Tweet he posted disparaging women on International Women’s Day.
Moriarty then followed up the tweet criticizing those upset with the original tweet.
She's actually in bed next to me, and thinks my blatantly obvious joke is funny. Because not all people are humorless sacks of shit. LOL. https://t.co/ctpxLu0YT8
— Colin Moriarty (@notaxation) March 8, 2017
“It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce my resignation from Kinda Funny, effective immediately,” he posted to his Facebook March 13.
“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.”
Moriarty has been known for his conservative views and has appeared on podcasts with noted conservative figures such as Glenn Beck and Dave Rubin.
According to fellow co-founder of Kinda Funny, Greg Miller, the split between Moriarty and the team has been a long time coming.
“The long and short of it is, we’ve been moving in two directions for a long time,” he told fans on a Twitch live stream. “There’s no hurt feelings; we’re not mad at him, he’s not mad at us. We’re just going in two completely opposite directions in terms of what we want to do and that’s OK.”
In a statement to Polygon Miller added that the split was “for the best,” and that they hope for each other’s mutual success.
In Moriarty’s March 13 Facebook post he mentioned that he had many opportunities that were opening up for him. and that he wanted to reconnect with things such as politics and philosophy.