Adin Ross is under fire once again, this time for saying a homophobic slur on a stream.
Twitch streamer Adin Ross has been continuously criticized over the past few months for his close association with content creators banned for making threats and sexual harassment. But now, Adin Ross is himself the subject of ridicule after his using a homophobic slur while believing he was off-stream. Full Squad Gaming co-owner and frequent esports news breaker Jake Lucky shared the clip on Twitter, causing the situation to go viral in the streaming community.
Adin Ross community denies homophobic allegations
Despite the video evidence, Adin Ross’ friends and fans have vehemently protected the popular streamer, claiming that it wasn’t even him in the video to begin with.
Josh “YourRAGE,” the one who was streaming when Adin Ross used the slur, stated that it was actually his friend from high school chatting with him on stream, not Adin Ross. Other fans jumped to the content creators’ aid, alleging that Jake Lucky is racist and purposely ridicules black streamers.
But some questioned why YourRAGE’s high school friend sounded exactly like Adin Ross. It seemed like too much of a coincidence. And this wouldn’t be the first time Adin Ross has been under fire for homophobia. After being accused of being homophobic in the past, Adin Ross stated that he was donating parts of his streaming revenue to the “LG community,” which has become a running joke in the streaming world.
The Twitch community has started calling YourRAGE and other similar content creators “W streamers,” a shorthand for “normie streamers” who have fans who just “spam W” in the chat. With IShowSpeed and Izi Prime consistently getting in trouble for offensive behavior, it seems that Adin Ross’ is now under the microscope for his association with other so-called “W streamers.”
Adin Ross has yet to make any statements regarding the clip of him allegedly using a homophobic slur. With 1.3 million followers on Twitter, his community continues to grow despite the ongoing controversies surrounding his crew. Or perhaps in part because of it.