News anchor slammed after telling teen gamer who beat Tetris for the first time ever to ‘go outside’

Social media users tore into a Sky News anchor after she made a dismissive comment to a 13-year-old gamer in her report on him being the first ever person to beat Nintendo’s version of “Tetris.”

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Social media users tore into a Sky News anchor this week after she made a dismissive comment to a 13-year-old gamer in her report on him being the first ever person to beat Nintendo’s version of “Tetris.”

After reporting on Willis Gibson reaching the highest level of anyone who has ever played the game, crashing its coding, Jayne Secker took a moment in her Sky News broadcast to tell the young man to “get some fresh air.”

“As a mother I would just say step away from the screen, go outside, get some fresh air. Beating Tetris is not a life goal,” she said with a smile on her face.

The comment angered users online who found it condescending and dismissive of the young Oklahoman’s achievement – the first of its kind since the video game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1985 and something many longtime Tetris fans have considered impossible.

The account for a Nintendo fan community in the U.K., “Nintendo South Wales,” came to Gibson’s defense, stating, “Sky News’s Jayne Secker breaks script to tell 13yo who reached a WR Lvl. 157 in NES #Tetris… This priggish, ignorant belittlement of Willis Gibson’s achievement shows gaming stigma is sadly alive & well.”

YouTuber “Cynical Reviews” blasted Secker, posting to X, “What a condescending thing to say to a kid who’s just accomplished something noteworthy. Utterly pathetic.”

Social media users tore into a Sky News anchor after she made a dismissive comment to a 13-year-old gamer in her report on him being the first ever person to beat Nintendo’s version of “Tetris.” Liquipedia / aGameScout

After reporting on Willis Gibson reaching the highest level of anyone who has ever played the game, crashing its coding, Jayne Secker took a moment in her Sky News broadcast to tell the young man to “get some fresh air.” Nintendo South Wales/X

The comment angered users online who found it condescending and dismissive of the young Oklahoman’s achievement. Nintendo South Wales/X

X user “Optimus” grilled the Sky News anchor, posting, “The 50-year old news anchor who probably spends 11 hours a day scrolling Facebook Reels and Pinterest seems really bitter a 13-year old did something nobody could do in like half a century of the game existing.”

Popular Twitch streamer and content creator “Punz” ripped Secker, writing, “I hate people like this lady, this kid did something that no one has ever done before. An insane accomplishment.”

Social media users tore into a Sky News anchor after she made a dismissive comment to a 13-year-old gamer in her report on him being the first ever person to beat Nintendo’s version of “Tetris.” Liquipedia / aGameScout

After reporting on Willis Gibson reaching the highest level of anyone who has ever played the game, crashing its coding, Jayne Secker took a moment in her Sky News broadcast to tell the young man to “get some fresh air.” Nintendo South Wales/X

The comment angered users online who found it condescending and dismissive of the young Oklahoman’s achievement. Nintendo South Wales/X

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