AdmiralBahroo is taking a Twitch hiatus as allegations of harassment against VTuber mount

Twitch streamer AdmiralBahroo has announced it is taking a hiatus from the platform as allegations of harassment against the VTuber mount. He was originally involved in the Bunny Ayu controversy, but more have come out with their own stories about Bahroo ⁠ – which the streamer vehemently denies.

AdmiralBahroo and fellow VTuber Bunny Ayu have been at the center of the Twitch controversy this week after facing allegations of abuse and harassment.

Numerous creators have spoken out about Bunny’s actions, prompting the social media star to come out and apologize for her actions – while dismissing most of the claims.

Now Admiral Bahroo is under the same pressure. After these allegations linked AdmiralBahroo to Bunny, new streamers are coming out with their own stories about the panda VTuber. Twitch streamer Arex went viral with his comments about Bahroo’s emotional abuse.

After becoming close to Bahroo in 2018, Arex’s relationship with the streamer deteriorated rapidly over the course of two years. He had reached out to Bahroo to deal with issues privately, but claimed “he wouldn’t listen to me and would blow up everything I said, which silenced me”.

“It took my friend Sam [Strippin] to expose Bahroo’s lies so he can finally ‘apologise'” he said in a twitlonger. “Up until this moment he was on stream and victimizing himself even though he knew what he had done to Layna. I feel like he often uses those opportunities to manipulate the situation.”

Arex went on to describe how Bahroo “drove [him] into a horrible state of mind” by bullying the streamer. He was constantly popping up on his streams to “promote himself… in front of all the new people who were watching,” peaking when he went viral during the rise of Pokemon Let’s Go.

“Once people moved on, he didn’t see any value,” he added.

“At one point my entire chat was Bahroo’s subs. It was like someone copied their chat at the top of my twitch channel page. I was dominated by his influence and just sat there and dealt with it.”

The streamer, who has nearly 150,000 followers, also detailed how Bahroo would talk about others ⁠ – including Arex ⁠ – behind their backs. This was an allegation backed up by Strippin and Layna in their earlier statements.

Bahroo often leaned on other streamers for emotional support, but Arex claimed, “It just seemed like he wanted sympathy. It was really sad.”

AdmiralBahroo VTuber Panda is held in Sam's arms
Twitch: Admiral Bahroo

Admiral Bahroo has defended himself after Arex’s allegations were made public.

It peaked in 2020 when Bahroo admitted to being privately a “sh** friend” of Arex, but in the “cancel culture” wave, the VTuber bothered Arex by talking to him instead of to them to go public.

“I don’t know, but I wanted away from him so badly. Too many red flags. All he cared about was if I would come out. From then on, I refused to speak to him and vowed never to connect with him again.”

Bahroo and his manager sought answers while Arex tried to move on, including filing a cease and desist letter to try and end any discussion on his personal stream.

“Although he had no reason to actually take legal action against me, I was deeply shocked. I wanted to shout it so badly, but I kept silent for fear that he would come after me again. I have seen him destroy so many people who spoke out against him. I felt isolated.

“He can try to claim that he was misled by Bunny when he was lying about Layna, but to me that was his own wrongdoing.”

After the initial Twitlonger explanation, Bahroo came out on Twitch and called the entire saga a “witch hunt.”

“We tried to end things amicably, we really tried, but now it’s time for the nuclear option. I won’t be reading all of this on stream, but I will use my platform to aim for the truth,” he said in a now-deleted stream dated March 22which lasted 22 minutes.

“The internet is not a place where you can air your dirty laundry like that. I’m not being bullied by my own platform when I’ve tried to reconcile privately on multiple occasions.”

Bahroo called LaynaLazar ⁠ – one of the first people to make statements against Bahroo ⁠ – a “professional victim” and said he “is not being bullied off the internet” for raising concerns with other streamers who are on stories based on Bunny.

“That’s where all this started and started, and we’re not going to let it go on like this any longer.

“I’ve tried to admit wrongdoing and move on, but it’s not going to be enough for people. Here’s the plan. I have been able to use my platform to guide you all to actual truth. I took this time to actually admit that I was trying to reach out privately.

“I even got my manager involved. Just because we wanted to treat things like business people. For some of you that will not be good enough.”

While promising viewers he’ll “see them tomorrow,” he quickly ended the stream before announcing he was taking a break from Twitch.

“I didn’t hide that I was a terrible boyfriend. I really want to improve with all of you. I will take a break. Some may never see me change, I will do my best to hold myself accountable for my actions. That’s all I can offer you.” he said just hours after the stream.

“I’m not a good person. Anything I try to type now will be extremely emotionally charged. I have wronged many by my words over the years. When I come back I will address everyone, especially those who haven’t said anything about me yet.”

Bahroo’s testimony comes the same day Bunny posted a second twitlonger with “all cards on the table“.

While Bunny didn’t deny all the allegations against her, saying, “I’m sorry for who I was and was,” she added that her life was “ruined” by the allegations. AdmiralBahroo is taking a Twitch hiatus as allegations of harassment against VTuber mount

Emma Bowman

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