Following backlash over his return to sponsored gambling streams on Twitch, xQc lashed out at fans who expected him to be a role model, urging them to look elsewhere.
On May 17th, xQc hosted a sponsored gambling stream on Twitch for the first time since it was discontinued in June 2021. He claimed viewers “choose” online when it comes to an issue and since he loves gambling he would just do it regardless of any criticism.
However, as more backlash brewed over his decision, he lashed out, reminding fans that he’s not here to be a role model for them and if that’s what they expect of him, look elsewhere.
“Every day it’s a new complaint, a new problem,” xQc said in a post on Discord, citing outrage at playing an online crane game as an example. Many criticized him for “wasting” money on a scam.
To those who slammed him for changing his stance and going from one extreme to the other, he said: “I am not a hypocrite. I have literally changed my perspective and have expressed that very clearly over the past few months.
“I’m not here to be a role model. I’m here to have fun, so I’ll do it until it gets boring. Turn off the computer and talk to your parents and peers if you want a role model for your moral compass.”
He also claimed that fans who are “really hurt” by him when he does the things he wants to do on stream, regardless of what it is, “probably shouldn’t watch streams at all” if it’s more emotional level concerned.
xQc (in offline chat) on gambling. pic.twitter.com/QHTn2tZqTp
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xQc concluded his statement by retracting his apology for gambling on stream in the first place. “I apologized because people made me think there was a problem. I was wrong. There is no problem. Sorry for the apology.”
However. not everyone grills him for his decision. Asmongold, who has previously spoken out against gambling streams, defended xQc, saying, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game. If people make fun of it, maybe make it illegal.”
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