Dream slammed by critics over "insensitive" Veterans Day tweet
On 11th November, Dream tweeted: "Happy Veterans Day to everyone fought in the L'manburg War. Your courage and bravery was (sic) unparalleled. God bless."
Happy Veterans Day to everyone who fought in the l’manburg war 💪💪❤️— dream (@dreamwastaken) November 11, 2021
Your courage and bravery was unparalleled. 🇱🇷🏅 🥇🇱🇷
In case you missed the reference, L'manburg is a fictional country from the "First Great War" battle from the Dream SMP, which later received its independence following the "war."
Despite the tweet appearing relatively tame, many people were unhappy about Dream "joking about war" and claimed he should still show respect and remember those who fought and died for their country.
joking about war isn’t funny :/ instead you should remember those of who fought for your country, you chose to join the war yet you still find ways to joke about it even if you don’t care you should still pay respect. just because you don’t care about it doesn’t mean you can joke— Daisy Smith (@jadelivestream) November 11, 2021
One Twitter user said that it wasn't an excellent tweet to make, citing that: "We should be thanking Veterans and not roleplayed ones. I know it's a joke, and I get the joke, but this joke is still distasteful."
Hey Dream, this wasn't a good tweet to post. We should be thanking Veterans and not roleplayed ones. I know it's a joke, and I get the joke, but this joke is still distasteful.— Bree (@BreeZaps) November 11, 2021
I hope you understand. I don't hate you, just don't make the same mistake again.
Other Twitter users did not take offence and tweeted back with jestful comments and memes. For example, one Twitter user uploaded this hilarious image below, with the caption: "rest in peace to all the soldiers that died in the service. I dive in her cervix."
For example, one Twitter user called Tom Gravy said, "Time to stand for the pledge of allegiance" and uploaded a photo of a fictional flag, presumably of L'manburg. Another Twitter user Vallian Lime then proceeded to recite a parody of the American Pledge of Allegiance.
I pledge my allegiance to the flag of the United nation that is L’Manburg. And to its carnage for which it stands. One nation. under DreamXD. Torn and remade. With liberty and justice for men.(possibly women)— Vallian Lime (@VallianLime) November 11, 2021
We'll leave it up to you to decide whether you agree or not that Dream's tweet was "insensitive."
Dream has not issued a public statement at the time of writing and presumably won't, as I can imagine that would only add further fuel to the fire.
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Featured image courtesy of YouTube / Dream.