Darren “IShowSpeed” is never too far from controversy. The YouTuber is often criticized for his antics, like earlier this month when he set off fireworks in his bedroom.
The 19-year-old found himself once again at odds. In a broadcast uploaded to his channel on July 21, Darren was seen playing Minecraft where he demonstrated some suggestive gestures.
After the broadcast, he was attacked by YouTube for violating the community guidelines. IShowSpeed took to his Instagram and his second YouTube channel to announce the news. He brought up the fact that he was banned and couldn’t make videos anymore.
Exploring the entire IShowSpeed debacle on YouTube
The Ohio-born streamer pushed the limits a little too far on his stream on Thursday when he appeared to be making sexual advances towards an NPC named Jenny in a modified adult version of Minecraft. The streamer engaged in suggestive sexual acts, which he tried to censor by covering the screen to no avail.
The entire sequence lasted for a few minutes in which the 19-year-old was seen screaming and moaning. With almost 90 thousand concurrent viewers at the time, IShowSpeed received a lot of criticism for its antics.
Although he didn’t face any action that day, Darren was struck out while broadcasting the next day. While it’s unclear how long he’ll be gone, the typical length of time a streamer is restricted is between one and two weeks, depending on the notices received.
In a video uploaded to his second channel, Darren announced:
“I got a strike from the last stream. The only stream I played the Jinny mod on and… the thing showed up and I didn’t know it was going to show up, so now I got strike man… so, I’m going to get off YouTube so peace man I love you guys…”
To cause more controversy, streamer Jake Lucky shared the controversial Minecraft clip on his Twitter account and drew attention to IShowSpeed’s reckless behavior on the stream.
Darren was quick to respond to her tweets, stating that Jake was just using him to get clicks.
After receiving a lot of heat from Darren’s viewer base, Jake apologized.
Fans react to IShowSpeed ban
YouTubers are not permanently banned until they receive three warnings. Knowing how YouTube’s algorithm works, coupled with the fact that the content creator was able to upload it to his second channel, fans are hoping he’ll be back streaming in a matter of days.
Here are some of the comments from fans:
Despite the controversy, IShowSpeed reached the coveted 10 million milestone on YouTube, which it celebrated through a short stream on its second channel, Live Speedy. It remains to be seen if the content creator will stream again through his alternate accounts.