SonicFox, a prolific (and highly influential) fighting game player across multiple titles such as Mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat 11, Skullgirls, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and most recently Guilty Gear Strive, has never hidden the fact they have been prescribed medication to help with their attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with Adderall being utilized in SonicFox's treatment.
For some of their detractors, SonicFox's mental health issues don't seem to matter, as McLean shared a post made on Mortal Kombat 11 pro player Carl "Perfect Legend" White's personal Facebook, implying that the fighting game legend is abusing the substance to enhance his performance. .
Ado Joestar, the person who commented about SonicFox's documented usage of Adderall and a personal friend of Perfect Legend, proceeded to mock McLean's nonbinary pronoun usage, referring to them as "it" in the process.
This made SonicFox call out Perfect Legend for "endorsing transphobia," as instead of putting a stop to Joestar's comments, he simply added that "it's healthy for Americans to have an open dialogue."
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Perfect Legend, a renowned Mortal Kombat veteran in his own right, is perhaps more known to the general FGC for losing a grudge match against SonicFox 13-0, an event he's had to live with for the past years, comparing the abuse he's gotten as a result to that SonicFox faces for being an openly non-binary gay personality.
"Do you think I am cool with being referred to as 13-0?" Legend replied to someone who criticised him for not stepping up when Joestar referred to SonicFox as "it," adding: "Why is one disrespect held higher than another?"
Legend then went as far as to make an entirely separate post claiming that he wouldn't address Joestar's disrespectful behaviour on the premise that he's been dealing with "trolls" for the past few years, making SonicFox directly responsible for their actions.