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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

    • Bamf

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

  • 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.