Nick Robinson "Krystal From Star Fox" Controversy

Nick Robinson "Krystal From Star Fox" Controversy

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Updated Apr 02, 2017 at 04:25PM EDT by Twenty-One.

Added Mar 31, 2017 at 10:52AM EDT by Adam.

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Overview

Nick Robinson "Krystal From Star Fox" Controversy refers to a tweet sent out by social media comedian and Polygon writer Nick Robinson saying that anyone who claims they had not masturbated to the character Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is lying. The tweet drew backlash from a feminist blog and created a dialogue on Twitter in March of 2017.

Background

On March 26th, 2017, Robinson tweeted[1] "no offense but anyone who acts like they didn't jack off to Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is lying to you." His tweet gained over 900 retweets and 3,000 likes.


Nick Robinson Follow @Babylonian no offense but anyone who acts like they didn't j------- to Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is lying to you RETWEETS LIKES 샤, 905 3,089

The following day, Anita Sarkeesian of blog Feminist Frequency angrily responded[2] to Robinson's tweet, saying "Nobody in our office feels that way about Krystal. In fact, we find her character deeply disappointing. Here's why." She then linked to a video produced by her team on the "damsels in distress" trope of video gaming (photoshop collage of the whole exchange below).


Nick Robinson @Babylonian Follow v Feminist Frequency * @femfreq Follow ﹀ no offense but anyone who acts like they didn't j------- to Krystal from Star Fox Adventures is She's LITERALLY trapped in a crystal. Finding lying to you a female character who is damseled and stripped of her agency arousing is kinda gross tbh Nick Robinson RETWEETS LIKES video boy at @polygon anime iker @CoolGamesinc co-host other videos on youtube.combabylonian and streams on twitch twbabylonian 6:41 PM-26 Mar 2017 RETWEETS LIKES Feminist Frequency @temfreq 요. Follow v8 65 San Francisco, CA 80.7M Vine Loops Joined September 2008 6:08 PM-27 Mar 2017 Nobody in our office feels that way about Krystal. In fact, we find her character deeply disappointing. Here's why: youtu.be IX6p5AZp7r_Q Feminist Frequency @femfreq Follow Attitudes like this are indicative of just how male-dominated gamer culture remains. NEWS FLASH: We don't care about your boners. Nick Robinsonネ@Babylonian no offense but anyone who acts like they didn't j------- to Krystal from Star Fox Feminist Frequency Adventures is lying to you @temfreq Help us address sexism, racism, and bigotry as they pervade mass media and RETWEETS LIKES RETWEETS LIKES 10 our everyday lives. Give now. 15 115 6:08 PM-27 Mar 2017 6:09 PM -27 Mar 2017 Joined July 2009 10 v 60

Developments

Instantly the moment became a target of jokes on Twitter as people mostly agreed that Sarkeesian's response and the ensuing dialogue about sexual-attraction to video game characters was over-the-top.


the mental image of someone running around their office seriously asking everyone "is krystal from star fox hot?" is f------ hilarious Feminist Frequency@femfreq Nobody in our office feels that way about Krystal. In fact, we find her character deeply disappointing. Here's why: youtu.be/X6p5AZp7r_Q twitter.com/Babylonian/sta Abby "Doxy" Denton @mizabitha Follow . Everyone in my office masturbates to Krystal from Star Fox. We haven't done any work in weeks RETWEETS LIKES 17 61

On the 28th, popular Twitter user @leyawn[3] tweeted a mashup of the discourse with Expanding Brain and Kirby's Human Feet to satirize the stupidity of the conversation (shown below).


being horny about video game characters is good Attitudes like this are indicative of just how male-dominated gamer culture remains being horny about video game characters can be progressive and funny in the right context. an open discussion of sexuality with regards to fictional characters is a platform from which we can explore many topics. however, it is a sensitive subject and requires nuance and responsibility memes have destroyed what's left of my brain

On the 29th, a thread about the controversy was posted to /r/OutOfTheLoop[4] and gained 825 points.

Jokes About the Controversy


The NZA -Follow ' @nazmatikk some ppl?????? j------- to krystal from star fox??????? to cope??????? Julie @ostolero Follow bad: hey any1 Jack it to krystal from star fox? good: hey any1 face existential horror when the dk rap said "this kong's one hell of a guy"?


Ron Taylor, Esq. @TaleSpun Follow If you had told me a week ago Krystal from Star Fox would be a sword to fall on, I'd have called you a goddamned liar. Follow Tesseraconteur i heard mike pence refuses to j------- to krystal from star fox unless his wife is present


queen of puns V @lucklesslilith Follow two men emerge from sensory deprivation tanks I just attained oneness with all living beings" "I just f----- Krystal from Star Fox" help computer @CaptainSnoop + Follow wreck it ralph gets called a sexist on twitter after he calls krystal from star fox hot

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