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Twitch streamer under fire for hateful comments about transgender community

Published: 24/May/2019 20:05 Updated: 24/May/2019 20:06

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular livestreaming platform Twitch, like many online communities, can be a haven for both positive change and negative interactions – one of which took place during a livestream held by content creator Jordie ‘WingsOfRedemption’ Jordan.

Jordan was playing a game of Rainbow Six: Siege for his audience when the transgender community was brought up as a topic in the conversation, after a fellow player on the mic speculated that one of R6’s operators, Gridlock, was transgender.

“…It looks like a dude wearing makeup,” Jordan agreed. “There’s different levels of transgender. There’s ‘good’ trans and ‘bad’ trans.”

UbisoftGridlock is one of Rainbow Six: Siege’s Operators, an offensive character capable of launching out barbed mats to trap opponents.

One of Jordan’s teammates appeared to call out his wildly problematic statement, laughingly asking, “What does that even mean?”

“Some transgender actually look like what they’re going for, while others look like a guy with a sailor tattoo and a beard with lipstick on,” Jordan continued.

His comments were backed up by another player in the group’s voice chat, who claimed that “All trans look the same to me, man.”

This vitriol caused a stir online, with many viewers decrying Jordan’s statements on the subject across Reddit.

“I don’t know how people can defend this,” one commenter wrote of the debacle. “This is the equivalent of saying that being gay is sometimes bad, or a woman sometimes bad, or black sometimes bad. As in, you need to be the PROPER version of LGBT for it to be appropriate. This kind of filth needs to be cleaned from Twitch.”

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“Epic yikes – and he will still have respect after this,” another said of the issue.

This wouldn’t be Jordan’s first problematic statement made on stream, by far; the streamer likewise claimed that he would “beat the shit” out of his future children during an episode of the PKA Podcast, should they ever come out as gay.

“Let me say this – if my kids grow up to be gay, I’m beating the shit out of ‘em,” Jordan said. “…look here, there’s two choices in life. You pretend or you’re straight, or I beat you to death.”

Jordan has yet to respond to the backlash from his latest statements.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.