Minecraft speedrunner and enigmatic YouTube content creator, Dream, was subject to a flood of backlash from fans after they accused him of rigging the recent Minecraft Live mob vote on Twitter. Although Dream denied the allegations, saying that he was suspended on Twitter during the mob vote, Minecraft users continued to circulate rumours regarding his alleged complicity with the "rigged" mob vote.
Earlier last month, Dream pledged that he would rig the vote to the "worst mob out of spite," which was the spark of massive contention among many Minecraft enthusiasts across the globe. This followed after the Minecraft YouTuber sent a hoard of trolls to raid Minecraft polls to vote for the Glow Squid the previous year.
Dream denied allegations of rigging Minecraft mob vote poll
The Internet star later retracted his statement on 15th October after receiving tremendous backlash from Minecraft fans, saying: "As much as it is funny to joke about people getting deathly mad at a block game, I won't be advocating for any mob," adding that he would "leave it up to the community."
as much as it is funny to joke about people getting deathly mad at a block game, I won't be advocating for any mob as I understand why some people would be upset with me jokingly influencing the vote last year. It's a community thing and I'll leave it up to the community :) https://t.co/Hw0dCw4nu6— dream (@dreamwastaken) October 14, 2021
Although Dream remained radio silent throughout the poll, he continued to be on the receiving end of a flood of hate, which was evident by some users still claiming that he "rigged" the vote.
This was despite Dream revealing that he had been suspended from Twitter for 24 hours, which made it practically impossible for him to interfere in the mob day vote via the platform in the first place.
Dream subsequently posted a meme picture of Patrick Star from the Spongebob Squarepants animated series on Twitter shortly after his suspension was lifted, with the caption: "You dropped your nose you f***ing clown."
The YouTube star also claimed that, despite his suspension on Twitter during the mob vote, there were still "hundreds of thousands of [likes]" accusing him of rigging the vote.
I was literally suspended on Twitter for 24 hours and then didn’t tweet anything during the entire mob vote day and there’s still TikTok’s with hundreds of thousands of votes saying I rigged the vote again pic.twitter.com/DA2rVZQtOA— dream (@dreamwastaken) October 17, 2021
It seems as though there is no winning with the internet after many fans still believe that Dream rigged the Minecraft mob vote.
100 Thieves content creator, TinaKitten, showed their support, and commented on Dream's Twitter post, saying: "I think fighting hundreds of thousands of people will be hard but I will try Dream."
I think fighting hundreds of thousands of people will be hard but I will try dream 🤺— tina :D (@TinaKitten) October 17, 2021
Other fans reciprocated TinaKitten's message and support for Dream. One Twitter user wrote that Dream "could've deleted every single social media, moved across the country, changed [his] name and never be seen again and people would still find a way to say [Dream] rigged the vote."
We concur with this statement and the proof is certainly in the pudding. "You did rig the vote, you literally worked with Minecraft to make sure your favourite one won. There's so much proof about it," an obviously disgruntled Minecraft player wrote on Twitter.
You did rig the vote, you literally worked with Minecraft to make sure your favourite one won. Theres so much proof about it— crayola (@craayoIa) October 17, 2021
Given that there are still swarms of users echoing this sentiment, the best thing we can hope for is that things eventually settle down with time.
Dream has tremendous social media influence, so we hope he is a bit more careful of what he tweets in the future.
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Featured image courtesy of Mojang and YouTube / Dream.