‘Orange Justice’ quickly became an internet sensation overnight across the Fortnite: Battle Royale community.
After coming in 23rd place during the Fortnite ‘BoogieDown’ Contest where the winner would have their dance made into an in-game emote by Epic Games, community members rallied behind the ‘Orange Shirt Kid’ after his dance took off among fans.
A post was created on the Fortnite: Battle Royale subreddit which outlined why Orange Shirt Kid should have won, which gained an immense amount of traction and eventually helped lead to a new emote titled ‘Orange Justice’ being implemented into Fortnite.
However, after becoming a ‘cult hero’ in the ensuing months, Orange Shirt Kid received hate from certain parts of the community and ultimately led to him posting a short YouTube video stating that he will be taking a ‘break’ for the time being.
Following the post, members of the Fortnite subreddit quickly rallied behind the young creator with kind words of encouragement.
Just hours after the original video was posted, Orange Shirt Kid shared a message on Instagram thanking everyone that has reached out to him recently.