Darren “IShowSpeed” has been criticized by a lot of people in the streaming community for some recent comments he made after an argument with a girl on stream. The content creator became very upset after speaking to her on the phone and, in the heat of the moment, repeatedly used words like “cu*ba” and “tre*sh”, pejorative slang used to denigrate women. This has angered many on the internet.
With his track record of making controversial remarks, the 18-year-old has already become a polarizing figure and streamer on YouTube more than a year after being banned from Twitch. Although the VOD appears to have been deleted, clips of the interaction were shared by many fans.
In the video embedded below, IShowSpeed can be heard saying:
“Fuck you, bitch! You stupid bitch! Fuck you! Fuck that bitch! Fuck her… She’s been f*cking. *clunk sh*sh.”
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Of course, the creator’s recent comments during the stream, as well as his repeated use of the word “tre*sh”, did not sit well with many. The incident sparked another debate, with one Redditor writing that the backlash won’t change anything:
Here are some more comments from r/LivesTreamfail on the issue.
More IShowSpeed Controversies
Fans and others familiar with Darren’s reputation will know that this is not the first time accusations of “misogyny” have been leveled against him. For those who don’t know, here’s a quick rundown of some of the major controversies he’s gotten himself into.
One of the first scandals involved a content creator who “joked” while appearing on Adin Ross’ stream, where he repeatedly asked a contestant on the dating show who would stop him from forcing himself on her if the only two people left on Earth.
Another major controversy surrounding the Ohio native occurred in April 2022 when a clip of the streamer went viral and showed Darren attacking a teammate on Valorant for being a female player. Due to this incident, access to all games developed by Riot Games has been banned.
Of course, IShowSpeed’s streams are very popular, and it has seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the past year. The then 17-year-old even won the 2022 Breakout Streamer award on YouTube Shortys. That said, the content creator has had a pretty bumpy career. Here is a list of some of the worst controversies related to IShowSpeed.