Deadmau5 gets banned from Twitch for using homophobic slur


We have to stop saying these words.

The DJ/rapper Deadmau5 was banned from Twitch for using a homophobic slur on Tuesday. In response to being banned for violating Twitch’s rules against hate speech, the 38-year-old deleted his Twitch account, esports insider Rod Breslau reported.

Deadmau5, a.k.a. Joel Thomas Zimmerman, was playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds when his outburst happened, calling the player who killed him the F-word, among other things, resulting in his account being flagged for hate speech. Although the stream is now deleted, given the context of the situation it sounds like Twitch made the right decision to ban Deadmau5. Read more…

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