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Twitch streamer BadBunny responds to racism and homophobia allegations

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer BadBunny has denied allegations of using racist and homophobic language on Discord, claiming that screenshots have been doctored.

The streamer, who is fast approaching 100,000 followers on the platform, was first accused by fellow broadcaster Steven 'Destiny' Bonell, who's original post is no longer available as his Twitter account was suspended.

His post included four screenshots, allegedly showing BadBunny's Discord account writing various racist and homophobic messages, as well as mocking someone for being "autistic". The streamer quickly denied that these screenshots were real, and accused Destiny of attempting to "smear" her.

Twitch: BadBunny
Twitch: BadBunny
BadBunny has almost 100,000 followers on Twitch.

Another post from @dunebug6 followed, however, showing further screenshots where BadBunny's account allegedly used the word "f**got" repeatedly.

BadBunny did not respond directly, but gave evidence that she claims prove the screenshots were faked, showing that another individual shown in the images was not present in the Discord server on the day in question.

"Further proof these were doctored: my mod who was supposedly talking in the screenshots wasn't speaking on August 25, 2019," the streamer explained, and claims that she has never deleted her "past harmful takes", for the sake of transparency.

On October 21, Twitch streamer MindWavesTV stated that he had a “hard time believing 'all the screenshots in the last year are fake'“, providing video versions of a number of messages.

The DropBox file includes a total of 20 videos of Discord conversations, in which BadBunny's account allegedly used the word "re**rd" repeatedly, as well as homophobic, transphobic, and anti-semitic comments.

Destiny's Twitter account was suspended shortly after he made the original post, following an apparent mass reporting for harassment.

Dexerto has reached out to BadBunny for comment and this story will be updated if there is a response.