The DJ took to Reddit, saying the company has a ‘double standard’.
And this incident potentially marks the end of a fairly long relationship between Twitch and Zimmerman — who appeared at the very first TwitchCon festival back in 2015. And me lashing back with some knee-jerk post about how it may have seemed unjustified... was completely unfair to twitch and its viewers.
I know what I said was wrong, and my hastily composed non-apology was an insult to injury. I feel like I’m trying to become a better person, but that’s a long and difficult road at times and sometimes... well sometimes I just fuck up. the internet is just basically full of shit for the most part.... and while what i said was generally toxic as fuck, and not an ideology i hold closely to my moral standing bya fuckin longshot.... it was just some bottom feeding piece of shit from colorodo who decided to make it news. Since then tabloids like TMZ and other outlets have also picked up the story.
Joel “deadmau5” Zimmerman is suspended from Twitch following the use of a homophobic slur over the weekend during a livestream of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. However, as Zimmerman’s reference to “double standards” shows, that hasn’t settled arguments over how harshly offenders ought to be punished.
Being ‘mr. “We do not comment on individual accounts for privacy reasons,” said a representative. I let some gamer get the best of me, and in that moment I completely lost control.