There's an old adage that says, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Not everyone takes that to heart.
Early this weekend, Ryan Perez –a blogger who was a contributor to gaming hub Destructoid - decided to pick a bone with geek culture icon Felicia Day via Twitter.
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Gaming podcaster Veronica Belmont saw Perez's tweet and quickly came to her friend's defense.
Within a few hours of his tweets, Destructoid publicly cut ties with Perez. The loudest outcry from those following the dramatic exchange regarded Perez's attitude toward women.
As someone who had "I love the smell of busty women" in his twitter bio at one point - he's updated it since the Tweetsplosion - Perez's motive for the tirade against Day earned questions of misogyny.
He questioned whether or not Day made any contribution to the gaming industry other than cultivating a geeky persona.
He suggested she was a glorified "booth babe." That was a mistake.