IShowSpeed banned from YouTube, here’s what he did this time
Jul 23, 2022
Controversial YouTuber Darren “IShowSpeed” Watkins is in trouble yet again, this time for streaming an adult mod in Minecraft.
IShowSpeed has blown up on social media over the past year, starting with his problematic appearance on Adin Ross’ dating show, E-Date. IShowSpeed was banned from Twitch for threatening to sexually assault another contest on the show, with Ross also facing backlash for his handling of the situation. Since then, IShowSpeed has continued his problematic tirade, getting banned in Valorant for making sexist comments to a teammate in Riot Games’ shooter.
But IShowSpeed is in trouble once again, this time for a different reason. He may now be banned from YouTube for doing something against the platform’s rules.
IShowSpeed in trouble once again with adult Minecraft mod
IShowSpeed decided to stream an adult Minecraft mod to around 90,000 viewers on YouTube on July 21. He warned viewers that the content was going to be explicit but went on to use the mod that showed explicit sexual acts.
The shocking moment had the streaming community baffled due to the guaranteed punishment he would receive for it. Though what was shown isn’t realistic as it’s all within Minecraft’s signature blocky style, many others have been banned for similar infractions.
On July 22, IShowSpeed told his 2.9 million Instagram followers that he was banned. He showed a screenshot of a message from YouTube explaining that the stream had been taken down, earning him a community guidelines strike. Some fans expressed that IShowSpeed was being unfairly targeted, demanding that YouTube reverse the punishment.
Is IShowSpeed permanently banned from YouTube?
IShowSpeed responded to fans with a short YouTube video on his second channel. He explained that he wasn’t expecting a strike and that he was now gone from YouTube.
“Peace out y’all, I love you boys, man. I’m really sad we couldn’t get to one million together. But you know I’m gone. Peace out. It’s sad, bro. I don’t know when I will be back. I don’t know if I will be back. Y’all might never see me again,” IShowSpeed said.
The video left some fans confused because IShowSpeed only has a two-week ban from YouTube. This two-week ban is a common punishment for channels that have two strikes. IShowSpeed expressed that he will never be seen on YouTube again. This could mean IShowSpeed is choosing to leave Youtube voluntarily or that he is hoping to drum up hype for his eventual return.
For now, fans are left wondering what will become of IShowSpeed. He’s permanently banned from Twitch already.
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