Colin Moriarty, Co-Founder of Kinda Funny, Resigns After Controversy

Co-Founder of Youtube Channel Kinda Funny Resigns After Making a Controversial Joke Last Week

Colin Moriarty, a co-founder of the popular Youtube channel Kinda Funny, announced that he is resigning from the group. This comes just five days after Moriarty made a controversial joke on Twitter that targeted women on, you guessed it, International Women’s Day. While some are saying the backlash from the sexist joke is the reason for his departure, others feel that a split between the group has been a long time in the making.

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On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Colin Moriarty made the following controversial statements on his Twitter account:

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Unsurprisingly, these tweets from Colin Moriarty caused a stir all over the internet, both from Kinda Funny fans, as well as outside observers. As the sexist joke was met with controversy, Greg Miller, co-founder of Kinda Funny, issued a statement apologizing for the comments, as well as letting everyone know that Moriarty would no longer be at PAX East in Boston this past weekend. This is what Greg Miller had to say about the tweets:

Earlier today Colin Moriarty released a statement on Facebook saying, “It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness that I announce my resignation from Kinda Funny, effective immediately,” Moriarty continued, “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.” Even though this follows the controversial statements last week, he makes it sound more like he is leaving due to creative differences between him and the other guys of Kinda Funny.

“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,” he wrote. “Obviously, you haven’t seen or heard the last of me.” Even though it seems this split was a long time in the making, Moriarty’s actions last week seem to be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

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