Polygon Fires Nick Robinson For Flirting On Social Media
Nick Robinson Fired
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2017)

Polygon employee Nick Robinson has been effectively let go from the progressive gaming news outlet. The news came courtesy of a tweet from editor-in-chief Chris Grant on August 10th, 2017, who announced on Twitter that Robinson was being let go from the publication.

Some people have been asking for proof of justifying the firing, but so far none of it has surfaced.

Even still, Nick Robinson confessed to the allegations levied at him, and conceded that his behavior on social media was unprofessional. Following a lengthy post posted to Twitter, Robinson also stated that he would be taking a break from social media.

Robinson admits that he has been flirting with people online, and apologizes for the acts, writing…

“Over nine years on this website, I’ve used it for every aspect of my life: making friends, finding jobs, and yes, embarrassingly, flirting. This means I have, on many occassions, used Twitter to hit on people.

 

“[…] I believe that when someone says you’ve hurt them or made them uncomfortable, the right thing to do is not to argue, it’s to listen. What I always thought of as “flirting” can quickly become something more insidious when one of the people is in a position of power. I totally failed to recognize this.”

Robinson apologizes for having made anyone feel uncomfortable and for his advances.

Originally, things escalated for the former Polygon employee when claims came out about Robinson being a predator, and that he was engaging in sexual misconduct. This all happened after he recently criticized the game Overcooked on the Nintendo Switch. The allegations spread across social media and it even began trending. Eventually direct messages surfaced of Robinson flirting with young women who were also flirting with him. However, Robsin’s flirtatious interactions with young women were enough to get him fired from Polygon.


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  • Haunter

    Well I guess everyone’s guilty until proven innocent these days… :

  • Kendall Raine

    Sexual harassment and flirting are two different things, you don’t go around asking strangers for nudes/blow jobs right off the bat

    • Is that what happened? Or is that your justification for Robinson being fired without any sort of proof?

  • Well, at least he’s not working for the imbiciles at Polygon anymore is all I can say.

  • LurkerJK

    So this is what came after “looking into things” eh ? Imagine my shock

  • durka durka

    Looks like he wont be reviewing wolfenstein with its alt right mockery jokes after all.

  • James

    So, basically, he got fired because he gave Overcooked (mainly female audience) and the Switch (mainly liberal audience) a bad review, so the fans declared war on him and exaggerated any tiny piece of dirt the could find?

    Why do we allow people without a face to have so much power over us? This shit is ridiculous.

    • Bitterbear

      They should take Nichegamer as an example, look at how they crowd there (over)reacted when they gave the new Zelda game a 7.

  • Alistair

    Well I was right this article has become total shit storm, it started out a posted comic strip following a female told her problems online then tell someone to F O then when on Tarad.

    Then end up using the “the crowd was sexist” before deleting the comments. And I was right it always the tactics by them.

    One word of advice on the internet no ones cares about people problems.

    If you in a void of power then yes, people that hold power telling others with out power is a issue.

    But bring in I got problems to the article gives you a flood of bullshit from trolls hence the deleted comments.

    Because if I wrote all that crap I too would be ashamed of myself and deleting my comments too.

    • Bitterbear

      The problem is/was her attitude, anyone with the level of education that she allegedly had, she could have easily dismantle the trolls. But she kept piling on that insidious Listen and Believe attitude..

  • David Hill

    If this guy was simply flirting and it was enough of a problem where somebody complained, wouldn’t Polygon have simply made him aware of those complaints and told him to knock it off, keeping it completely internal?

    No, no…I’m being silly. It must be radical feminists ragging out and saying that his hair must be co-opting feminine culture and that’s why they had to straight up fire him. That is the only logical explanation.

  • elvampiro

    Man if you look at the things he said and claim they were just flirting, I’d hate to see how you flirt with women. Yes a lot of them did start as flirting but flirting can quickly turn into harassment. But of course since you hate women you automatically think it was just flirting, even when Nick himself admits he went too far. Oh well, maybe one day you’ll how to be a journalist Jimmy.

    • Oh well, maybe one day you’ll how to be a journalist Jimmy.

      http://weknowmemes.com/generator/uploads/generated/g1363897348648357641.jpg

    • RichardGristle

      He’s a goddamn regressive cuck, of course he apologized and groveled lmao.

      If you think tipping your fedora and using your best manners is how you score a chick then I’m assuming you’re a virgin. Also I guess you’re not going to address the fact that she was flirting but regardless could have ended it all with the click of a button at any point?

    • Mr.Towel

      Did you see his flirting turning into harassment? Where?

  • RetroGamer

    Since he’s from Polygon, I can’t feel bad about it.

    • RichardGristle

      Yeah, for the most part.

      The company you keep.

  • Alistair

    oh dear you know you screwed (pardon the pun) when you have to explain (defend) youself. It doesnt matter about the comic below is ment to be funny or offensive.

    and its doesnt matter if the topic is derailed, but what we have here is a classic case what the left try to use here.
    she more then welcome here.

    but it not always the good advice to speak of one self, example If nick himself was here to explain to defend his actions.

    In short It just like the left try to explain themselves why censorship is needed. does that make sense.

    feel free to debunked me If im wrong.

    • Alistair

      had to hijack myself then using the edit. i dont think i put it well what i put above so i break it into one.

      using your experience however tragic isnt the way to go.

  • yournuts

    Lol. These comments are funny. Just a bunch of manbabies in here telling the world that they can’t get a girlfriend because those women are just “whores” or “feminists” or “man-haters” or some excuse.

    Maybe it’s because you’re an asshole?

    Anyway, keep up the crying. Might want to go outside and get some Vitamin D though.

    • Bitterbear

      Maybe it’s you who needs a double dose of Vitamin D.

    • Bitterbear

      Maybe it’s you who needs a double dose of Vitamin D.

      • Kiryu

        Looking at his comments he needs much more then just Vitamin D.

        • Bitterbear

          Um.. When you said Vitamin D, do you mean penetration? Just asking in order to clarify the context of what is being discussed.

          • Kiryu

            No i just saw where he posts and him defending BLM told me enough about his personality.

          • durka durka

            Honestly i have concluded that radical leftists, the kind with the red flags and stars, the kind that they defend Maduro (Corbyn, Tsipras, Pablo Iglesias) are suffering from a form of mental illiness, i just cant explain the radical left any other way.

        • RichardGristle

          He seems to need a pair of nuts, which is ironic given his name.

      • yournuts
    • Mr.Towel

      6 lines and nothing substantial was said.

      • Ethan42

        His name describes him well… that’s why nothing substantial can come forth.

      • Kiryu

        That’s what you get with a combination of vapid person + airhead.

      • yournuts

        Oh! I’m sorry about not impressing you. I really am. Guess my day is ruined now because Mr. Towel judged me so harshly and got upvotes. Boo hoo to me.

        Seriously though, you guys really need to stop being such babies.

        • durka durka

          Hard for us to be the babies when you are the one crying all the time.

        • Mr.Towel

          We’re not the ones wasting our times projecting, name calling and producing no arguments. It’s usually the other way around.

    • durka durka

      So i was watching bearing’s latest video and it was about men being banned from the military in Australia in order to recruit more women. The whole idea sounds utterly stupid, so the normie asked the the crazied feminazi why must they only hire women in the military and the response was because the military has a horrible enviroment and it needs women to be less horrible.

      Retardation aside, i think it is quite clear that feminism has gone too far and brainwashed women to such a degree that they think they need ot ban man from the military in order to get more women in the military in order to make the enviroment bette… you know the enviroment of war.

      BUT HEY THERE IS TOTALLY NOTHING WEIRD GOING ON WITH WOMEN NOWADAYS, ITS ALL NORMAL YO!!!

      • Mr.Towel

        I think they’re sending more women to war so they can have real rape cases to complain about. Machiavellian if you think about it.

        • Kiryu

          With feminists you never know what they’re up to next,that’s why they are so evil.

    • RichardGristle

      Your faggy post history is amusing.

      Here’s your (You).

  • Daniel Ream

    A video producer for a video games web site is not “in a position of power”. Jesus.

    • totenglocke

      They’re so convinced in the “righteousness” of their cause that they think that people actually look up to them.

    • When you’re unemployed, getting single-digit hipster welfare from Patreon, your housing is paid for by your parents, and you have nothing to your name but a gender studies degree… you can bet your bottom dollar that by comparison a video producer at a flailing regressive website is in a “position of power”.

      • Daniel Ream

        That’s setting the bar so low it’s practically subterranean.

        He wasn’t in a position to hire or fire these people, nor even materially affect their careers (“careers”).

        What’s funny about this story isn’t the firing, it’s how important these people think they are.

  • totenglocke

    I love how SJWs are so self absorbed that they think being a nobody writing for a SJW website means that you have a “position of power”.

  • ThyPancakeConsumed

    Now from sexual predatory stuff it has gone to “flirting is bad” “muh safe space”.
    Instead of giving a thought whats good for them, people goes on destruction spree. No wonder nobody wants go outside.
    P.S. My apologies for my atrocious grammar, i am not feeling that well lately and i am in bit bad spot.

    • VersVlees

      If I would be working in a environment like the current year gaming websites, you should know better not to flirt or make any passes at weird hair coloured ladies. Aposematism is a thing in nature and in current year dating. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/649647fdda9ff890792813dec6753d11261fc8a512c3e59745500b5c44266bda.jpg

      • ThyPancakeConsumed

        Damn, you are right. How come i didn’t see that earlier?

      • tajlund

        I noticed that some years back when I noticed all the bi-polar women I knew were sporting a hair color now known as “bi-polar red”. It’s that purplish red that you see all the unstable women sporting.

  • Gaijin-

    Wait a minute. Was he using a work account to flirt, or was it his own personal account?

    Also, how do you accurately tell the difference between “flirting” and simply having a conversation when it is in writing and there’s no body language?

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      Work and personal accounts are same thing nowadays.
      And you cant do that through monitor, unless you are 200 kilos of entitled social justice wanker. World is being destroyed by scum and we are being blamed for it.

    • He was using his personal account.

      It didn’t matter if it was a conservation. Some of the people he flirted with claimed he was in a position of power, and therefore he was out of line.

      • Alistair

        well that half explain it then. but it hardly a fire offence.

        as both parties are flirting she didnt lost her job.

        like i said flirting it self isnt a fire offence, and we still dont know was it in polygon time did nick brought polygon in disupte, was there sexual aasult afterwards.

  • Mr.Towel

    Heh, I imagined he would bend on his own, that hair is too cuck, it gave it away.

  • mikebrand83

    Conflicts of interest created by being in a physical relationship with someone who should be at arm’s length and never declaring this is just fine, and those calling it out will get the mainstream media dog pile.

    But flirt online over social media? Now THAT definitely crosses the line, and is an offence that’d get you fired.

    … Somehow, that insane troll logic actually makes sense to SJWs.

  • John27
    • David Hill

      It’s always fun seeing commenters on a gaming site talk about how women work.

      • If comment sections on mainstream news sites weren’t always censored or closed down, you would probably see the same thing from non-gamers as well.

        • Bitterbear

          Nope, uncensored/unedited comments section on mainstream news sites are much nastier than what gaming sites offer.

      • ThyPancakeConsumed

        Did you just called us all misogynistic 40 year old virgins who never touched let alone had sex with women? Or did you just came here to complain about people who regulary post here because normies like you allows free speech and thought to be suppressed and destroyed by social justice wankers, antifas and other scum everywhere else? Reply or you got no balls.

        • Alistair

          There a saying “a woman work is never done” lol 😂

      • Sand Ripper

        What can you tell us about how women work, DAVID?

      • Disqusted

        I dunno if you’ve noticed, but gamers are real people, of both genders, who interact with other real people of both genders. We all live in this same reality, and have real life experiences.

        Why wouldn’t humans talk about experiences with humans? Your comment is very strange.

      • durka durka

        wait you mean women and feminism is not what everyone is talking about? You could have fooled me even espn tells me i got to embrace our lord and savior feminism.

        • David Hill

          That sounds more like a perception borne of a victim mentality rather than something that actually happened.

    • Disqusted

      I came back to say something I can’t believe I didn’t think of earlier: guys are more forgiving of hot girls, too. Of course.

      The thing with hot people is, contrary to popular fiction, they tend to be not-so-great on the inside. People who are treated better because they were born prettier tend to be spoiled. A friend once showed me an image of 3 of his female friends, one of which was significantly more attractive, and asked which one I thought had the nastiest personality. It was the most attractive one, of course.

      And it takes some effort to make yourself attractive, so the people who bother are usually doing it for a reason. For example, I’d expect a guy who is good at picking up girls to have gotten good at it because he practiced by picking up and dumping many.

      It’s for these kinds of reason why I personally don’t like seductive women. It makes me feel like I’m being deceived or manipulated. Sometimes, you’ll meet someone who is naturally hot and attractive, but I personally think it’s kinda rare. Chances are they’re already taken, too.

      Anyway, it should be all good and fine to idealize people as sexy or whatever in fiction. People just need to be able to differentiate between fiction and reality. I’m really noticing a huge problem in how Westerners tend not to be able to differentiate between many, many things.

      Another thing people often fall for is generalization, which, to be honest, is easy to do. Images like this one shouldn’t be taken seriously as depicting all people.

      I’m sure this is all obvious to smart people, anyway. Just wanted to go on a little rant.

      • durka durka

        guys are forgiving with girls period. But women have higher standards….But remember women are opressed.

      • Bitterbear

        Something to take into account is that prettier women/girls also become the target of hate from the lesser femmes, and that is part of nature. So take into account that if that pretty lady is a mean-spirited bitch, chances are that you can thank the ugly chicks for that.

  • Disqusted

    Oh, it’s that guy again. Thought it was another one.
    As far as I’m concerned, everything that Polygon does is unprofessional. Game news outlet should be for game news, not Soros propaganda, slander/bullying, promoting your family/friends, gender politics, nor politically correct nonsense.

  • Feli Aslan

    I think the most reasonable thing to do is to pick up the fattest woman who stood over him on Polygon and claim that she sexually harassed him.

    • JonahTHD

      >pick up
      >fattest women
      How?

      • fnd

        A truck? depends on the weight

  • RichardGristle

    Muh e-comfort!

    If the dumb whore was so uncomfortable, why didn’t she just click the X and make it disappear?

    Maybe it’s because she was too busy flirting.

  • Darrin Downing

    I’m sorry, I feel so bad for you younger guys, it seems the SJW’s have taken the fun out of random socializing. They have been trying to destroy anything manly about men to the point to you cant even hit or tell jokes anymore.

    • RichardGristle

      A “hello” and a smile is enough to send these over-sensitive post-modern feminism girls into hysterics. They get home and write on their tumblr blog about how they were relentlessly and viciously “cat called” by White cis scum.

      • Disqusted

        Accurate. Can’t do anything as a guy nowadays without most women going nuts about “creepers” and “stalkers” and panicking hysteria about getting raped/attacked 24/7.

        At least, that’s the impression I get from living in a Western country full of assholes and idiots. Sadly, I speak from personal experience dealing with hysterical women.

        • RichardGristle

          “Creep” and “stalker” is just code for “guy I don’t want to fuck”.

          • Disqusted

            Or “guy that doesn’t have enough money that I can seize half of when I divorce him five seconds after marriage”.

            Not saying all women are like that, of course. But what do people think is gonna happen when they encourage women to pull that shit?

    • Disqusted

      Men are not allowed to approach women because it makes women uncomfortable, thanks to constant fake news demonizing men.

      Thus men must stay quiet, and women must stay quiet, and that way nobody will ever get together and have kids except for the rich assholes. Just the way they want it.

      • totenglocke

        But yet, those same women go online to complain that men don’t approach them and that men “need to make the first move”.

        • Disqusted

          Exactly.

        • Bitterbear

          It’s only rape if the guy saying hello doesn’t make her pussy moist.

        • RichardGristle

          Approach woman and try to chat: “OMG 1 IN 4!”

          Don’t approach woman: “Where are all the real men at?!”

    • Bamf

      I agree with you wholeheartedly, but to be honest, anybody associated with Polygon is likely a creepy, sexually frustrated weirdo 🙂

    • Bitterbear

      Pin the blame on the old crones in charge of education, they’re worse than parents because they’re forcing their aspirations and ideals on children (and adultchildren) that don’t belong to them.

      Doesn’t help at all that to the teachers’ unions, the quality of the education falls at a distant sixth on their list of priorities.

  • Alistair

    You see the issue isn’t about flirting, it the way you handle that flirting.

    The questions of The accused did he do it on polygon work time? did he do it at home? And did he took it further beyond flirting.

    Because if he done it at home it his own private business his free time. But if he went further beyond flirting in his spare time like sexual assault then no excuses he has to go.

    In short flirting offline, online isn’t a offence. Even if you make yourself a platt sometimes and especially if someone screencap the flirting. Because she is guilty as he is. But of course she still got her job funny that isn’t it.

  • Alistair

    You see the issue isn’t about flirting, it the way you handle that flirting.

    The questions of The accused did he do it on polygon work time? did he do it at home? And did he took it further beyond flirting.

    Because if he done it at home it his own private business his free time. But if he went further beyond flirting in his spare time like sexual assault then no excuses he has to go.

    In short flirting offline, online isn’t a offence. Even if you make yourself a platt sometimes and especially if someone screencap the flirting. Because she is guilty as he is. But of course she still got her job funny that isn’t it.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Elliot Roger tried to prevent this.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Elliot Roger tried to prevent this.

    • Mr.Towel

      Elliot Rodger was an aspie. He was Chris-Chan gone wrong. Fuck him.

    • fnd

      Give power to Hapa Roger and you will get your average SJW or worse…

  • giygas

    He flirted with you without asking permission to speak? Oh the humxnity! Only a douchebag would flirt. Are you all right, m’lady?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c516b89f927f6471e9089993dd4d0a41848d36ebd7626f8a66c62b31c5853897.jpg

  • giygas

    He flirted with you without asking permission to speak? Oh the humxnity! Only a douchebag would flirt. Are you all right, m’lady?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c516b89f927f6471e9089993dd4d0a41848d36ebd7626f8a66c62b31c5853897.jpg

    • RichardGristle

      Our brave Sir Sitswhenpees, you are hereby awarded 14 virtue signal tokens. 982,374 more and you will be eligible to cash in for a date with the fair tumblr maiden of your choosing.

    • Element

      Saving this pic for future use.