YouTuber Dream has hit the spotlight once more, this time for a racially insensitive joke made on Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron stream of the Minecraft Championship.
On the stream, we can hear Dream state there is a lot of cheaters in the community and his solution would be to "lynch them".
The clip went viral when Twitter user Laura aka PRINKFROSTT promptly called out Dream for using such a racially charged term.
On friday during Captain Sparklez’ stream Dream said “I say that they are a bunch of cheaters and we lynch them” when referring to people who were cheating/finding loopholes during MCC’s Ace Race pic.twitter.com/DpiNu7AGJA— lauren (@PINKFROSTT) December 13, 2020
The thread proceeded to educate on the racial history of the word and what the connotations it still carries in the black community
In a well-reasoned and respectful thread, Lauren concluded by asking for a favour from readers and that was to not call Dream a racist as the thread was intended to "educate not cancel".
I am not “canceling dream” I am holding him accountable. hold content creators account! this thread is to draw attention to this issue and EDUCATE. if your take away from this is to cancel dream then you didn’t get the point.— lauren (@PINKFROSTT) December 13, 2020
Dream responded by admitting his mistake and apologizing, something he has said in the past was "very difficult for him."
Yeah I realized after I had said it that it wasn't at all the right word for me to use and regretted it instantly. I was thinking of the popular game "town of salem" when I said it. Definitely not okay though, and I apologize for that. Out of my vocabulary.— dream (@dreamwastaken2) December 13, 2020
From being accused of cheating which, in turn, led to the removal of one of his Minecraft speedruns from the leaderboards to winning a Streamy award for Gamer of the Year, Dream has had a roller coaster of a week.
- Read more: Dream refutes Minecraft speedrunning cheating allegations: "I provided everything the mods ever asked for"
Dream is reportedly working on a response video to his cheating allegations and it is expected to be out sometime next week.