Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has challenged YouTube for its actions against a creator who uploaded controversial gameplay footage from Rockstar’s latest title, Red Dead Redemption 2.
The player in question, going by the handle ‘Shirrako,’ uploaded a series of videos where they murdered a suffragette in a variety of ways, from dropping her down a mineshaft to feeding her to an alligator.
YouTube has allegedly terminated Shirrako’s channel due to mass outrage over the videos - which KEEMSTAR is taking issue with.
“YouTube, we cannot take this stance,” KEEMSTAR implored. “We can’t say that what someone does in a video game is reflective of real life, somehow.”
He then went on to say that, using this logic, any uploaded footage of the game could be problematic, and claimed that any other games with killing could likewise fall under that net.
“We need… YouTube to stick up and stand up for gamers as a whole, and gaming,” he continued. “Video games are not real life, and we need to send that message out there.”
This isn’t the first controversy that RockStar has faced for its games, either: their famous Grand Theft Auto series has undergone massive speculation for allowing players to to murder prostitutes and steal cars, among other such in-game engagements.
Thank you @Fwiz for being a defender of Gamers & gaming!— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) November 7, 2018
The YouTubers channels that were terminated for killing a feminist in #RDR2 have been reinstated!
We won! Thank You @YouTubeGaming for hearing us out!
YouTube has since reinstated Shirrako's account, along with most of his videos - including one where the suffragette is fed to a group of pigs.
Shirrako's channel features a slew of crazy events from the game, most of which appear to draw in viewers due to their shocking nature.