A game journalist was mean to Felicia Day on Twitter and then got caught up in the latest Internet controversy (which are like real controversies, just without any actual importance). You can read all the details here, if you are so interested. It’s a long story.
I actually worked with Ryan once upon a time. He was always, um, “divisive?” This sort of thing was inevitable, as he himself admits. Still, it’s scary to see the Internet pitchfork machine at work on someone you actually know.
I still say that his original comments were not that offensive. I’m not saying that they weren’t offensive at all (the worst thing he did was compare her to a booth babe. It’s not like he used real slurs or curse words), and I understand why, with his connections to Destructoid, he had to be let go (as much as you can let go a guy you never paid to write free content for you). But it’s not so much that he was mean, but that he was mean to a professional personality with a gigantic fan base that crosses over into Destructoid’s target audience.
Again, I understand why he got into the trouble that he did, but don’t tell me it was because he was a big meanie. Plenty of people make a living out of being big meanies. He was just a big meanie to the wrong person.
The moral of the story is to not say bad things about Felicia Day. Or just be like me and try to be nice to everyone. It’s hard, I know.
Well, almost nice to everyone. My brother AJ deserves all the dickery I send his way.