PAX uninvites Colin Moriarty (PAX refuses refunds, Colin to refund 20 people out of own pocket)

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One of my golden rules is anyone who considers Rogan alt right, I never respect anything they have to say about anything ever again. Joe Rogan is left leaning on most issues. People disingenuously mischaracterize him because he has people on his show that they don’t like(mostly for no reason, once again) and they can’t handle the fact that someone as huge as Rogan hasn’t “cancelled” these people.. in fact, the opposite, so they jump up and down and pout like little children who didn’t get their way and start name calling like 8 year olds. And the name calling they use for Rogan is “alt right.”

When you break it down, all this crazy left behavior really is, is childish. Seriously, I was thinking about it the other day, I find so many similarities with it to the way kids act when they’re 10.
That's a big YEP from me. I have a roommate like that. One of the biggest babies in the world. It's quite sad, honestly.
 

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You missed my point. I don't think he "HAS" to apologize at all. My point was "IF" he wanted to stay in business with his friends, then the best thing to do would be to apologize. He made the choice to stay true to himself, so the fallout from that ended up happening. And then he kept pushing his narrative (which is 100% okay), but it seems to be costing him gigs. This is all his choice and if he's okay with it, then cool. Again I want his libertarian views in my gaming world, but I wish it was balanced with some of the people on Kinda Funny because it would cause great conversation.

And it's not spineless to apologize for saying something that was seen as ill-timed and in bad taste. Stop being a hyper-sensitive internet dude that treats everything like it's the end of the world.
So, let's say you have a mob of people that got angry over something completely harmless and don't like you to begin with. Then after they raise their pitchforks, they threaten you to apologize or your career may be in trouble.

And your suggestion is to just take it, say a fake apology and agree with everything they say and do a mea culpa for a while. That's not only a bit spineless and fucked, that's quite facist as well.
 

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No, you just said "it would have helped" if he bent over and apologised for something he didn't believe he did. So, lied and completely sold out his beliefs. I don't believe anyone should ever sell out their beliefs in order to keep making money. If you think otherwise, so be it, I just think that's a colossally shitty attitude. Not to mention that because he chose not to sell out and stand by what he believes, he's actually making more money than before, so I have no idea what point you're trying to make.

Of course it's spineless, because it's only "seen as" those things by a tiny vocal minority of people who spend all day looking for things to get upset about over the internet. If you wanna enable those people to be scumbags, go ahead. Not me.
You are still missing the point. I said "IF" he wanted to stay with Kinda Funny the best thing he could have done was apologize. But also....If he wanted to maintain friendships within the industry, the best thing he could have done is apologize and then move on. But it's okay for him to choose to not apologize, but suffer the so-called "coincidences". Either way, it doesn't matter to me.


He left Kinda Funny he wasn’t forced out,
It was a mutual agreement for him to leave. It was best for all parties. Greg has spoken on this publically already and it's clear both of those guys understood that their business relationship was over (and so too was their real friendship over).

So, let's say you have a mob of people that got angry over something completely harmless and don't like you to begin with. Then after they raise their pitchforks, they threaten you to apologize or your career may be in trouble.

And your suggestion is to just take it, say a fake apology and agree with everything they say and do a mea culpa for a while. That's not only a bit spineless and fucked, that's quite facist as well.
That would depend on a few factors. If the joke was a throw-away joke to begin with, then yeah I would apologize, because I'm not going to hurt my career and decades long friendship over a stupid harmless joke that wasn't supposed to be that serious in the first place.

But I'm not an internet warrior that views these types of things as life-ending events just because I apologize. I don't believe that someone loses for apologizing for offending someone else. And it's not facist at all.

And the situation you setup isn't what happened in real life. In real life, his own peers took offense to what he said. It wasn't just "a mob of people that got angry over something completely harmless and don't like you to begin with"
 
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Not apologizing isn’t just about pride. I think that’s what you’re not getting. Colin apologizing in that situation would be akin to a bully in school telling you to go retrieve his lunch and bring it over to him, or else. And you do it, and the bully knows you’re a bitch now so he will just keep escalating to see what other shit he can get you to do for him.

Colin made a joke. Whether you think it’s stupid or not is irrelevant. It was a stupid joke. It’s not something that’s gonna land him a gig at The Comedy Store in LA. But it wasn’t made with intent to harm an individual, it was just a cheesy joke. And Colin himself said it was a dumb cheesy joke. I don’t think he thought he came off like George Carlin there.

For people to come after him and rip him apart for that is bullying. Let’s call it for what it is. And for him to apologize for it, is basically letting the world know that he’s going to let people bully him however they want and it will make him an open target any time anyone wants to unfairly treat him. People need to stand up for themselves and they did, He not only didn’t do anything wrong, he did the right thing.

I don’t know what you do for a living but if your co-worker came up to you and started accusing you of things for no reason are you going to lower your head and say “you’re right I’m all these horrible things, I’m sorry” or are you going to defend yourself and say fuck you, you don’t know Jack shit about me, who the fuck are you to call me these things that aren’t true? If you don’t stand up for yourself in life, bullies will continue to push the boundaries of how they can harm you.

If he lost business partners and friends over it they aren’t real friends and he’s better off.
 
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Not apologizing isn’t just about pride. I think that’s what you’re not getting. Colin apologizing in that situation would be akin to a bully in school telling you to go retrieve his lunch and bring it over to him, or else. And you do it, and the bully knows you’re a bitch now so he will just keep escalating to see what other shit he can get you to do for him.

Colin made a joke. Whether you think it’s stupid or not is irrelevant. It was a stupid joke. It’s not something that’s gonna land him a gig at The Comedy Store in LA. But it wasn’t made with intent to harm an individual, it was just a cheesy joke. And Colin himself said it was a dumb cheesy joke. I don’t think he thought he came off like George Carlin there.

For people to come after him and rip him apart for that is bullying. Let’s call it for what it is. And for him to apologize for it, is basically letting the world know that he’s going to let people bully him however they want and it will make him an open target any time anyone wants to unfairly treat him. People need to stand up for themselves and they did, He not only didn’t do anything wrong, he did the right thing.

I don’t know what you do for a living but if your co-worker came up to you and started accusing you of things for no reason are you going to lower your head and say “you’re right I’m all these horrible things, I’m sorry” or are you going to defend yourself and say fuck you, you don’t know Jack shit about me, who the fuck are you to call me these things that aren’t true? If you don’t stand up for yourself in life, bullies will continue to push the boundaries of how they can harm you.

If he lost business partners and friends over it they aren’t real friends and he’s better off.
All of fucking this.
 

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I'm not going to hurt my career and decades long friendship over a stupid harmless joke that wasn't supposed to be that serious in the first place.
If you lose friends because you refuse to apologize for something thats like you said is a harmless joke, then fuck these Friends.
 
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They can't even say his name? The dude isn't Voldemort for fuck's sake.
It's an SJW thing where they're scared to name the things they don't like.

For example, go on Resetera and you can't even say the name "Neogaf". They use weird pseudonyms like "the other place".

They have to be tsundere or something.
 

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If I was Colin, not only would have I never ever apologized, I would have told everyone to fuck off because im offended that they're offended by every little fucking thing.

Maybe instead of Colin apologizing, maybe just maybe, Greg Miller and the others should have showed some fucking loyalty, honor and respect by backing him up but instead, Greg wrote a fucking letter (like seriously, WTF does that???) about it which only made the entire situation worse as opposed to just letting it blow over in a few days.

What's really funny is Greg Miller always saying that his audience are their "best friends" but why on earth would you want to be his "best friend" knowing how he treats his best friends?

Major props to Colin who you can see is an actual good human being unlike the vast majority of the industry who are nothing more than frauds, fakes and phonies.
 

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It's an SJW thing where they're scared to name the things they don't like.

For example, go on Resetera and you can't even say the name "Neogaf". They use weird pseudonyms like "the other place".

They have to be tsundere or something.
I am going to become a gold member on this place, and it will feel good.
 
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You can skip to 41:13 where the video references a few studies that shows empirically that apologies not only don't work, but also end up hurting the person making the apology.
Did you post the wrong video? That's a 2 minute comedy skit.

Edit: Now I'm confused. In my quote, it shows a video that sounds like the one you're talking about. Weird.
 
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He made a peace and quiet joke when his girlfriend was out for the day.

None of the women in his life were offended, but the internet took upon themselves to get offended on their behalf.
Good lord, anyone who has been in a relationship longer than a week has this exact same thought

And if you've never had that thought, you must be really whipped...
 

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If I was Colin, not only would have I never ever apologized, I would have told everyone to fuck off because im offended that they're offended by every little fucking thing.

Maybe instead of Colin apologizing, maybe just maybe, Greg Miller and the others should have showed some fucking loyalty, honor and respect by backing him up but instead, Greg wrote a fucking letter (like seriously, WTF does that???) about it which only made the entire situation worse as opposed to just letting it blow over in a few days.

What's really funny is Greg Miller always saying that his audience are their "best friends" but why on earth would you want to be his "best friend" knowing how he treats his best friends?

Major props to Colin who you can see is an actual good human being unlike the vast majority of the industry who are nothing more than frauds, fakes and phonies.
His audience is his best friends, but not the guy who was his real best friend and stayed by him and supported him as he fought through cancer.
 
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But I'm not an internet warrior that views these types of things as life-ending events just because I apologize
You keep saying this and the irony is still flying completely over your head. The very same people that Colin refused to apologise to are "internet warrior types" who viewed his joke as "the end of the world". So it's not okay to be one of those nutjobs, but it's ok to apologise to them when they get upset over nothing. Aight.
 

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You are still missing the point. I said "IF" he wanted to stay with Kinda Funny the best thing he could have done was apologize. But also....If he wanted to maintain friendships within the industry, the best thing he could have done is apologize and then move on. But it's okay for him to choose to not apologize, but suffer the so-called "coincidences". Either way, it doesn't matter to me.




It was a mutual agreement for him to leave. It was best for all parties. Greg has spoken on this publically already and it's clear both of those guys understood that their business relationship was over (and so too was their real friendship over).



That would depend on a few factors. If the joke was a throw-away joke to begin with, then yeah I would apologize, because I'm not going to hurt my career and decades long friendship over a stupid harmless joke that wasn't supposed to be that serious in the first place.

But I'm not an internet warrior that views these types of things as life-ending events just because I apologize. I don't believe that someone loses for apologizing for offending someone else. And it's not facist at all.

And the situation you setup isn't what happened in real life. In real life, his own peers took offense to what he said. It wasn't just "a mob of people that got angry over something completely harmless and don't like you to begin with"
Having a spine isn't being an "Internet warrior."
 
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So what was it that he did wrong? Do you think telling a "stupid joke" is a moral wrong?
The timing of the joke "in my opinion" is what he did wrong. I personally wouldn't have crushed him for it. I remember rolling my eyes at his tweet at the time, but willing to keep listening to him on Kinda Funny because he and Greg Miller together had some of the best chemistry in the video game's business.

Good lord, anyone who has been in a relationship longer than a week has this exact same thought

And if you've never had that thought, you must be really whipped...
The full context is, that day was the same day the Worldwide Women's March for equality was happening. It's not the simple tweet that people didn't like. It was the juxtaposition (or the timing) of the tweet vs. the marching for women's equality that got many upset.

You keep saying this and the irony is still flying completely over your head. The very same people that Colin refused to apologise to are "internet warrior types" who viewed his joke as "the end of the world". So it's not okay to be one of those nutjobs, but it's ok to apologise to them when they get upset over nothing. Aight.
You know sometimes you apologize for the company's sake, not your very own. It's not a foreign concept. The joke (more the timing to be honest) made the Kinda Funny brand look bad. Most of the people that work there didn't like the joke for their own personal reasons also. So you apologize for the brand's sake. We've seen people do this many times and then things wash over and go away.
 
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The timing of the joke "in my opinion" is what he did wrong. I personally wouldn't have crushed him for it. I remember rolling my eyes at his tweet at the time, but willing to keep listening to him on Kinda Funny because he and Greg Miller together had some of the best chemistry in the video game's business.



The full context is, that day was the same day the Worldwide Women's March for equality was happening. It's not the simple tweet that people didn't like. It was the juxtaposition (or the timing) of the tweet vs. the marching for women's equality that got many upset.



You know sometimes you apologize for the company's sake, not your very own. It's not a foreign concept. The joke (more the timing to be honest) made the Kinda Funny brand look bad. Most of the people that work there didn't like the joke for their own personal reasons also. So you apologize for the brand's sake. We've seen people do this many times and then things wash over and go away.
Go back to that date and look at twitter, look at the countless people - including well known comedians who posted the same (or slightly different variations) of the joke. Look at how many people didn't give a shit about them and then look at Colin's situation.

This was just an excuse to assassinate his character and your continued suggestions of him prostrating himself in front of a bunch of mental cases is very telling.
 

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Go back to that date and look at twitter, look at the countless people - including well known comedians who posted the same (or slightly different variations) of the joke. Look at how many people didn't give a shit about them and then look at Colin's situation.

This was just an excuse to assassinate his character and your continued suggestions of him prostrating himself in front of a bunch of mental cases is very telling.
But Colin isn't a comedian, so that level of expectation isn't there. And why would the Kinda Funny team care about "others" on Twitter making similar jokes? Is that how we measure things now? By how many people said it on Twitter?
 

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But Colin isn't a comedian, so that level of expectation isn't there. And why would the Kinda Funny team care about "others" on Twitter making similar jokes? Is that how we measure things now? By how many people said it on Twitter?
Your profession doesn't need to be a comedian to make jokes. Plus he helped found "Kinda Funny" - the expectation was certainly there.

I would expect grown ass adults to realize how batshit the response was and heavily one sided their actions were when they compare it to others making a similar joke, including people who are far more famous and have twice as many followers as Colin.

But continue defending their pitiful actions, I am sure it will work out for you.
 

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But continue defending their pitiful actions, I am sure it will work out for you.
I'm fine either way, because I'm smart enough to know none of this is all that serious. It's just social media BS and it shouldn't be taken that serious at all. Most of the time it leads to nothing.
 

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The joke (more the timing to be honest) made the Kinda Funny brand look bad.
No it didn't, unless you're an incredibly oversensitive little girl. No one genuinely cared. No one cared when Tim did a section called "which Disney princess would you fuck?" No one cared when Nick made jokes about sexual harassment. Those guys, "coincidentally", not conservatives with an existing pocket of people that despise them. If you believe this whole thing was about the joke itself you're incredibly delusional.

You know sometimes you apologize for the company's sake, not your very own. It's not a foreign concept. Most of the people that work there didn't like the joke for their own personal reasons also. So you apologize for the brand's sake. We've seen people do this many times and then things wash over and go away.
I'm not 6, I know that you can apologise on behalf of a company. Greg did that for Colin without his permission in a desperate attempt to not lose any crybabies in their audience. He only did this after they started complaining on Twitter. Do you really think if no-one started screeching Greg would've given a single shit? I don't know how you've come to the conclusion that "Most of the people that work there didn't like the joke" but again, if you believe that, you're delusional. Of course they'd say that, they have to look sincere.

The dislikes and comments on that video, and the trajectory of Kinda Funny (down) vs. Colin's solo content (up) speaks volumes. This isn't just some "social media BS", this was someone they tried to throw under a bus that refused to lie down take it like a bitch, and that came out on top. We need less spineless people in the world.
 

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Apologizing would have been much more destructive for public discourse than not. People should not apologize for anything that literally no one was offended over.

It was not hurtful to the Kinda Funny brand in any real sense. Colin helped Greg get through cancer, it should not have been a calculation as to whether to stand up to the fake outrage.

I do suspect that Colin probably intended to test the limits of acceptability with the group, as an opening for him to leave. It's well known that he was not happy with the direction it was going or with Tim in general. I think Greg made a really bad calculation again here.

Finally, women have been completely equal, by force of law, for decades now. We really need to stop the social justice cosplay. I have to imagine that even its participants acknowledge how dishonest it all is, at least on a subconscious level.
 
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As much as I don't agree with his assessment that you can't say a joke on Twitter because other people don't understand the joke or context, even back in 2017 Greg didn't want Colin to miss PAX.

 
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As much as I don't agree with his assessment that you can't say a joke on Twitter because other people don't understand the joke or context, even back in 2017 Greg didn't want Colin to miss PAX.

Even then that felt like an empty gesture as he literally just threw his supposed best friend under the bus with the previous paragraph.
 
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No it didn't, unless you're an incredibly oversensitive little girl. No one genuinely cared. No one cared when Tim did a section called "which Disney princess would you fuck?" No one cared when Nick made jokes about sexual harassment. Those guys, "coincidentally", not conservatives with an existing pocket of people that despise them. If you believe this whole thing was about the joke itself you're incredibly delusional.



I'm not 6, I know that you can apologise on behalf of a company. Greg did that for Colin without his permission in a desperate attempt to not lose any crybabies in their audience. He only did this after they started complaining on Twitter. Do you really think if no-one started screeching Greg would've given a single shit? I don't know how you've come to the conclusion that "Most of the people that work there didn't like the joke" but again, if you believe that, you're delusional. Of course they'd say that, they have to look sincere.

The dislikes and comments on that video, and the trajectory of Kinda Funny (down) vs. Colin's solo content (up) speaks volumes. This isn't just some "social media BS", this was someone they tried to throw under a bus that refused to lie down take it like a bitch, and that came out on top. We need less spineless people in the world.
Well said. If Colin had made that joke on air then Greg would have burst out laughing. Their go-to humour was anything outrageous.

Greg only apologised to save his wallet. Bet it kills the greedy cunt to see Colin making more than him these days.
 
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But Colin isn't a comedian, so that level of expectation isn't there. And why would the Kinda Funny team care about "others" on Twitter making similar jokes? Is that how we measure things now? By how many people said it on Twitter?
So he needs to have a loicense to make a joke? What kind of authoritarian nonsense is this?

No, the question you should be asking is whether Colin had malicious intent behind his tweet or was the intent merely to be funny. Judging his tweet from the reaction of a mob who was outraged on behalf of other people who never asked for it is a useless metric.
 
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I'm fine either way, because I'm smart enough to know none of this is all that serious. It's just social media BS and it shouldn't be taken that serious at all. Most of the time it leads to nothing.
People's careers and lives have been destroyed by "social media BS." It's bad enough that extremists weaponize social media for their own agenda. Just walk away and don't try to minimize how damaging media can be to people in this day and age.
 

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People's careers and lives have been destroyed by "social media BS." It's bad enough that extremists weaponize social media for their own agenda. Just walk away and don't try to minimize how damaging media can be to people in this day and age.
Can lead to deaths, like the mentally ill porn star who was mercilessly hounded for not wanting to have sex with bisexual males. The response from the twitter mob post suicide was sociopathic.
 
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People's careers and lives have been destroyed by "social media BS." It's bad enough that extremists weaponize social media for their own agenda. Just walk away and don't try to minimize how damaging media can be to people in this day and age.
I have been noticing a pattern IMO. A lot of good people who have been lead to believe a certain party is replete with fascists and ideological extremists, will now downplay the significance and toll that social media has been taking on freedoms and people's real lives. I don't think these people support what the fascists and extremists have been doing in any respect. But rather than accept that maybe they were mislead about and wrong about the real root of so many problems, they try to tell themselves that social media is just noise that no one listens to. Its far easier than accepting how dangerous the people they have supported (in some fashion) really are.
 
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As much as I don't agree with his assessment that you can't say a joke on Twitter because other people don't understand the joke or context, even back in 2017 Greg didn't want Colin to miss PAX.

Just remember everyone: abortions = funny. Lame woman joke = poor taste.

K.

Also Greg not commenting on PAX's switch recently just shows his character here. His supposed friend won't even comment in his defense. What a waste.
 
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People's careers and lives have been destroyed by "social media BS." It's bad enough that extremists weaponize social media for their own agenda. Just walk away and don't try to minimize how damaging media can be to people in this day and age.
Yes, but that's not the norm. Plus, I know for sure that some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed. It's no different from a newspaper in the 80s writing articles about a lame CEO ruining a business due to his corrupt ways. And like everything in life, social media isn't perfect.

Can lead to deaths, like the mentally ill porn star who was mercilessly hounded for not wanting to have sex with bisexual males. The response from the twitter mob post suicide was sociopathic.
This is something that our 21st-century society will have to learn to engage with. Many of us will have to learn how to view social media and understand that even though 5,000 people are hounding you, it doesn't actually mean you will be destroyed. Sometimes it's just a bunch of jerks that are vocal and creative enough to come up with an interesting hashtag. If there's no meat to their complaints, it'll eventually blow over.

I have been noticing a pattern IMO. A lot of good people who have been lead to believe a certain party is replete with fascists and ideological extremists, will now downplay the significance and toll that social media has been taking on freedoms and people's real lives. I don't think these people support what the fascists and extremists have been doing in any respect. But rather than accept that maybe they were mislead about and wrong about the real root of so many problems, they try to tell themselves that social media is just noise that no one listens to. Its far easier than accepting how dangerous the people they have supported (in some fashion) really are.
I can see why you'd feel this way, but it's honestly not true. Yes, extremists absolutely have ruined many good\innocent lives. But it is balanced out by social media pushing many great causes and awareness campaigns too. And we shouldn't put every controversial situation that pops up on Twitter as this life-ending scenario for the subject at hand. Many times things do just blow over, if the person in the limelight handles it well. In my opinion, Colin is a clear example of this. He created his own podcast and Youtube page after leaving Kinda Funny and is doing well. There's still some blowback from his political opinions and brand that he's created for himself (hence why PAX refused to let Colin host there), but business for him, in general, is still going good for him.
 
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Yes, but that's not the norm. Plus, I know for sure that some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed. It's no different from a newspaper in the 80s writing articles about a lame CEO ruining a business due to his corrupt ways. And like everything in life, social media isn't perfect.



This is something that our 21st-century society will have to learn to engage with. Many of us will have to learn how to view social media and understand that even though 5,000 people are hounding you, it doesn't actually mean you will be destroyed. Sometimes it's just a bunch of jerks that are vocal and creative enough to come up with an interesting hashtag. If there's no meat to their complaints, it'll eventually blow over.



I can see why you'd feel this way, but it's honestly not true. Yes, extremists absolutely have ruined many good\innocent lives. But it is balanced out by social media pushing many great causes and awareness campaigns too. And we shouldn't put every controversial situation that pops up on Twitter as this life-ending scenario for the subject at hand. Many times things do just blow over, if the person in the limelight handles it well. In my opinion, Colin is a clear example of this. He created his own podcast and Youtube page after leaving Kinda Funny and is doing well. There's still some blowback from his political opinions and brand that he's created for himself (hence why PAX refused to let Colin host there), but business for him, in general, is still going good for him.
some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed

damn i would never say that about someone even if i thought he/she was a huge dick
 
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Yes, but that's not the norm. Plus, I know for sure that some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed. It's no different from a newspaper in the 80s writing articles about a lame CEO ruining a business due to his corrupt ways. And like everything in life, social media isn't perfect.



This is something that our 21st-century society will have to learn to engage with. Many of us will have to learn how to view social media and understand that even though 5,000 people are hounding you, it doesn't actually mean you will be destroyed. Sometimes it's just a bunch of jerks that are vocal and creative enough to come up with an interesting hashtag. If there's no meat to their complaints, it'll eventually blow over.



I can see why you'd feel this way, but it's honestly not true. Yes, extremists absolutely have ruined many good\innocent lives. But it is balanced out by social media pushing many great causes and awareness campaigns too. And we shouldn't put every controversial situation that pops up on Twitter as this life-ending scenario for the subject at hand. Many times things do just blow over, if the person in the limelight handles it well. In my opinion, Colin is a clear example of this. He created his own podcast and Youtube page after leaving Kinda Funny and is doing well. There's still some blowback from his political opinions and brand that he's created for himself (hence why PAX refused to let Colin host there), but business for him, in general, is still going good for him.
Whose careers needed to be destroyed? Colin's situation clearly didn't blow over as he is still constantly being harassed and blacklisted from the industry. His friends abandoned him, he was basically ousted from the industry and his own company, alongside continued death threats and hate and all for what? A silly little joke?

The former GoG community manager was fired, doxxed, and harassed for over a year now. His parents *still* receive threatening phone calls by people all for some silly little tweets. He was given a position at Exclusively Games as a community manager but had to pass due to the renewed hate pushed by "journalists".

Come off it, mate. You are downplaying horrid actions to people you don't like because you disagree with them.
 

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besides that what the hell gives you the right to destroy someones career on twitter?
this aint the wild west.
we have laws and try to act like normal human beings in 2019
 

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Yes, but that's not the norm. Plus, I know for sure that some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed. It's no different from a newspaper in the 80s writing articles about a lame CEO ruining a business due to his corrupt ways. And like everything in life, social media isn't perfect.
Tweeting a joke and being outright corrupt are two very different things. The latter is outright illegal, so no both are not the same.

I can see why you'd feel this way, but it's honestly not true. Yes, extremists absolutely have ruined many good\innocent lives. But it is balanced out by social media pushing many great causes and awareness campaigns too.
I beat my wife sometimes, but I also buy her nice things, take her on romantic dates and provide a good life. I think it is "balanced out".

There's still some blowback from his political opinions and brand that he's created for himself (hence why PAX refused to let Colin host there), but business for him, in general, is still going good for him.
Where I come from, discrimination against political affiliation or views is illegal so long as they are in accordance with basic human rights and democracy. The same goes for religion. Nobody should be forced to subject himself to blind social media mob rule, no matter how desperately you're trying to defend that idea.
 
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some of those people's careers needed to be destroyed

damn i would never say that about someone even if i thought he/she was a huge dick
Bruh........Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Harvey Weinstein (and the MANY other people that got caught up in the #metoo movement), CBS VP "Hayley Gold" (said the Las Vegas people murdered don't deserve sympathy because most country music fans are Republican gun toters. She was fired), Rashard Mendenhall (NFL player that was mad that people were celebrating the death of Osama Bin Laden. He lost all his endorsement deals), Gilbert Gottfired (made offensive jokes about the Japense Tsunami after many died, but didn't realize that most of Aflac's insurance business was done in Japan. He was the voice of the Aflac duck. He was fired). The list goes on and on!

YES, I'm very proud that social media played a part in all of these folks getting damaging consequences to their words and/or actions.
 
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