Kinda Not Funny..
I’m mildly unsure how to start this editorial, but Advocacy is the best place to put these thoughts. For starters, I’ve been watching both Colin Moriarty and Greg Miller since the Podcast Beyond days back in 2013, so it’s been the better part of four years now. After resigning from IGN, they moved into Kinda Funny, a company started out of Miller and Moriarty’s own apartment that eventually grew into it’s own studio and brought new podcasts and talk shows like PS I Love You XOXO and The Game Over Greggy Show.
Since supporting the new studio on Patreon since day one, it became a weekly exercise to tune into each talk show and podcast, and even try my hardest to watch the Kinda Funny Morning Show on Twitch whenever I had the time and wasn’t working or writing for Metal Lifestyle. It was easy to relate to the show, and they ultimately sparked my interest for journalism as a career path instead of just playing games and telling my friends my opinions. I found an outlet with this website, and I’m as thankful you guys enjoy my thoughts as I am to both Moriarty and Miller for more less guiding me to where I am. However, it has arisen that Moriarty has resigned from the Kinda Funny studio over a lot of drama. I’m gonna speak about this because what is happening to what I’d consider an idol of mine is unfair.
I: The Tweet
A prime reason these two left IGN was because the company limited what they could do with their podcast. If you’ve ever watched Kinda Funny you know how these guys are. Colin made a joke on Twitter on National Womens Day that the internet did not take kindly, regardless of the fact that it was a joke and that Colin has a certain kind of humor. If you follow Colin on Twitter, you would probably not take offense to this joke. I’ll link the tweet here, for those who are interested. What is outrageous about this situation is the International Business Times made an article right after the tweet was published calling Moriarty a racist, but if you read the tweet, you would know that it had absolutely nothing to do with race. This mix-up of adjectives purposely defaces and ruins Colin’s career with Kinda Funny. Now whenever you look up his name on Google, he is labeled a racist despite the fact his tweet had nothing to do with race. There has not been an apology or article correcting the mistake. However, that was only the beginning. If you watch everyone from Kinda Funny that has worked with him for years, most if not all transferred from IGN, they tweeted their disagreement with this tweet but didn’t even stick up for their friend of however many years. They all protected themselves. Even Miller, from my understanding, didn’t stick up for Moriarty even though they live together and have been together from the start.
II: The Resignation
Apparently, the news of Moriarty leaving Kinda Funny had been brewing for awhile according to the rest of the guys at Kinda Funny, and I feel as if they may feel at least a little remorse over his leaving, seeing as everyone on the Morning Show that day broke down. I feel as if it was handled poorly, and the guys do, to an extent, deserve it for not sticking up for their best friend at all. Colin stated later in an interview that he understood that they needed to respond the way they did from a company perspective, but it doesn’t change the fact that they were on two completely different pages. It’s unfortunate that both Kinda Funny and whatever Moriarty will do in the future will be tarnished by this ordeal. The most important thing to remember is Colin was not forced to leave the company. He made the decision on his own, and this situation is guiding him on the path he had wanted for a while now.
III: My Standpoint
I’m going to miss Colin and Greg’s best-friend moments on stream even though you can’t judge the entire company's relationship based on what they show to the public. There is always something that happens behind the scenes that you never see. I will still support Kinda Funny as a whole in addition to what Colin does next, because I am a long time supporter. I really hope that the show’s community can get past the hatred overrunning Twitch’s chats and forums. It’s sad to see this happen, but all in all, we just have to make sure that each company is doing what they want.
PS: Beyond Forever.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is a more close to home or emotional side of Metal Lifestyle that Dakota works on from time to time.