Fortnite caster quits FNCS after backlash for 'supporting Confederacy' - Dexerto
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Fortnite caster quits FNCS after backlash for ‘supporting Confederacy’

Published: 2/May/2020 14:30 Updated: 2/May/2020 14:48

by Joe Craven

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Twitch streamer and prospective Fortnite caster ‘Primroze’ has confirmed she will back out of casting upcoming FNCS competitions, after a clip of her explaining her support for the “views of the Confederacy” garnered considerable backlash.

On April 30, Primroze announced that she was extremely excited to be casting the upcoming FNCS tournaments for Epic Games. Despite not being a household name in the streaming community, the 21-year-old was chosen by Epic to commentate over the FNCS Solos tournaments, that begin in May.

Shortly after the announcement, Fortnite pro player Jonathan ‘yung calculator’ Weber posted a clip from Primroze’s stream that shows her vocalizing support for the Confederacy. “I support views of the Confederacy,” she said. “But I do not, in any way, support the racism and slavery that it shows. That’s what I do not support.”

Primroze was subsequently criticized for stating that she “supports” views of the Confederacy.

One Twitter user wrote that: “Basically she said ‘I support racism and slavery but am not a racist'”. Another argued “She supports the views of the Confederacy which are racist but she is not racist. Interesting”.

On May 1, the California-based streamer announced that she would no longer be casting the event.

In a TwitLonger, she stated: “I am sorry to those of you that I hurt by comments stated 8 months ago… when I said I supported specific views the views I was directly referring to were of a smaller national government, more power to the citizens, and lower taxes. I in no way support racism or slavery and I apologize if it came off that way.”

She explained that the comments were made immediately after an appearance on the “politically oriented” Rajj Patel show, and that she was advised to say certain things to “get the maximum desired shock factor”.

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Primroze’s statement, in full.

Primroze explained that she has withdrawn because she believes that her appearance would detract from the Fortnite being played, something she said she wished to avoid.

She concluded her statement by reaffirming her desire to one day cast Fortnite, as well as confirming she will take a short break from streaming.

The FNCS Solos Qualifiers begin on May 2.

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Did The Rock just tease he’s getting a Fortnite skin?

Published: 27/Nov/2020 18:09

by Tanner Pierce

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After an appearance by a very cartoony-looking float during the Macy’s Thanksgivings Day Parade, The Rock hinted that he may end up getting a skin in the popular battle royale game Fortnite, although he’s being a bit vague. 

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are known their pop culture references. Between Pikachu, Goku, and others making appearances, it shouldn’t really come as a surprise that one based on the popular young Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson meme a few years back would make its way into the 2020 version of the parade.

Seemingly because it’s a float, the giant balloon itself seems to be a cartoon representation of the meme, rather than a hyper-realistic one. After one person seemed to point out that it looks a bit like a Fortnite skin, the former wrestler now actor responded in a way that’s raising a few eyebrows.

In response to the comment about his float looking like a Fortnite character, The Rock simply responded with “way ahead of you” and “great minds”. This obviously caused a few people to pause and ask themselves if he just hinted at a Fortnite skin.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any official comment from Epic but the comment is certainly suspicious. While one could make the argument that The Rock was saying that he also had the same thought before the original tweeter, the wink face emoji seen after the tweet is a bit peculiar. Surely he would know not to put that kind of statement out with that emoji unless he meant to hint at it, right?

It’s also a bit odd that he also responded to someone who tweeted that they “shouldn’t give them any ideas”, meaning he could have been totally knowledgable in what he’s doing.

His inclusion in the game also wouldn’t be surprising. Fortnite is known for its crossovers at this point, even allowing for some Icon Series skins based on celebrities like Ninja and others. It could also be a part of a larger WWE crossover, considering there’s a plethora of characters there to make skins out of.

Still, until nothing official is announced, take this with a massive grain of salt. Here’s hoping that if it is real that it will get announced soon, however.