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.
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.
In a now-deleted Reddit post, Deadmau5 railed against Twitch for censoring him and criticized people who reported on his ban.
Deadmu5 also appears to defend his use of the word as a “heat of the moment” kind of thing.
“While it was intended to insult a fuckin asshat who was being a fuckin asshat… it wasnt ‘directed at an entire group of people who have a sexual orientation that differs from my own,'” he wrote. “Fuck off with that shit.”
In other Reddit posts that are still up, Deadmau5 continued to complain about people who were offended by his use of the slur as well as news outlets for reporting on it.
Most recently the DJ/Producer was also in a twitter controversy with Slushii another DJ/Producer shaming his music “Autistic” Not realizing that the producer was actually carrying the illness.