Deadmau5 Got Called Out For a ‘Homophobic’ Rant, Leaves Twitch

Deadmau5 is getting squashed for an ill-advised social media rant that’s been labeled as “homophobic” and saw him tossed from Twitch.

The Canadian EDM producer, real name Joel Zimmermann, reportedly threw a tantrum after his character died in the online game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. Mau5 took his grievances out on Twitch, initially with a post where he referred to his opponent as a “f*cking c*ck-sucking stream sniper f*g,” Queerty reports. Mau5’s outburst was enough to get him suspended by the streaming platform for apparently violating its anti-hate speech policies.

It didn’t stop there. The often-helmeted dance music star took out his fury at Reddit with another rant, only this time he directed his anger at Twitch, which he castigated for its “double standard when it comes to censoring and suspending me for harmless shit.” Mau5 also vowed to cut ties with the company, having “had some fun partnerships here and there.” 

Deadmau5 has since deleted his Reddit comments, though not before readers took screen grabs, one of which is below.

It’s not the first time Deadmau5 has been accused of dropping “homophobic” jibes online. Mau5 last year got involved in an online spat which was said to take a “homophobic” and “transphobic” turn. He later apologized for his comments, which were sparked by queries over the massive mouse helmet he wears on stage. 

When he’s not gaming or beefing, Mau5 has been hard at work cutting the score for the Neftlix action feature Polar, which arrived earlier last month, and the third installment in his mau5ville series, which released early February.




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