Gaming YouTuber Darren “IShowSpeed” Watkins is extremely popular but controversial. Once again, he shows a typical behavior pattern: He messes up, flies up and then says he’s terribly sorry about everything. He’s still very young.
Who is this?
YouTube: 17-year-old shows FC Bayern soccer star’s private number live – “3 seconds later the phone snaps”
TV station deleted posts with IShowSpeed because of 7 month old clip
What was the latest excitement now? IShowSpeed is an avid football fan and traveled to England to meet his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo.
A British TV channel took notice of him and included the young star in some live reports, apparently to appeal to a young audience: The TV channel wanted to see how the 17-year-old is looking forward to meeting Ronaldo and then witness his disappointment that the Portuguese does not play at all.
With him, the anger is often only played, but Tyler1 is also successful:
Twitter clip of IShowSpeed screaming at woman has nearly 12 million views
what went wrong? Once things were on the air, Sky Sports apparently realized who exactly they were putting in the spotlight. After all, IShowSpeed was banned from the shooter Valorant in April 2022 after insulting a fellow player in the worst sexist way.
According to a report by the Daily Mirror, Sky Sports deleted all videos featuring IShowSpeed after being alerted to IShowSpeed’s misogynist videos: In one, he called a woman a slut and told her to “do the dishes for the man”. “
Obviously someone had sent the Valorant clip from April to the TV station. The clip is no big secret now, almost 12 million people have seen it:
“I’m 17 – I was 16 at the time” – IShowSpeed once again apologizes about his age
This is what IShowSpeed says: He is now distancing himself from his statements made 7 months ago and once again refers to his young age (via twitter):
the clip […] was removed from Sky and I’ve been told it was due to a reappearance of comments I’ve made in the past. I am 17 years old. I was 16 when this happened and it was a big mistake. It was stupid and immature. I understood and apologized. I’m working on myself and how I navigate this world while growing up online. I recognize that I have a responsibility to set an example for those who follow and support me.
First the freak, then the apology – the pattern repeats itself over and over again
What’s the problem, doesn’t that sound good? The statement seems a bit hollow when you know that IShowSpeed says the same thing after each misstep. When he insulted his teammate in April, he said afterwards that he was sorry. He’s still very young. He’s working on himself.
But after every apology it only takes a short time until the next scandal:
He’s also getting a lot of headwind: German Twitch streamer Unge called him an “animal torturer” in July.
The statement seems all the stranger when you know that just a few days ago IShowSpeed apparently tried to sell his “followers” a crypto coin, an advertisement for which he was obviously paid handsomely, but that too then went wrong.
And of course IShowSpeed said – well, he’s very young and still learning:
17-year-old YouTuber with huge reach wants to promote a crypto game to fans – but deal over $10 million is blown up