TMZ has received some updates from YouTube regarding the latest controversy from IShowSpeed, aka Speed, in his recent live stream.
TMZ issued a press release, confirming that YouTube has opted not to impose a ban on the renowned gamer for his transgression that violated the platform’s policies against explicit material.
According to the press release, it was established that Speed, remains unhindered in terms of posting on YouTube, despite the incident. This conclusion was reached after TMZ reached out to YouTube, leading to the revelation that while the content in question did indeed breach the platform’s rules regarding explicit content, Speed is permitted to continue uploading content on the platform.
Following the unfortunate occurrence, the video was removed from Speed’s channel by the creator himself. The platform’s response appears lenient, displaying an inclination toward understanding honest errors.
Moving forward, the content produced by Speed will be subject to more scrutiny from the platform’s community guidelines. It remains intriguing to observe whether YouTube will maintain this leniency towards the renowned content creator in the event of any future controversies.
IShowSpeed, the content creator at the center of this situation, has yet to issue a response regarding the recent controversy. His followers eagerly await his forthcoming uploads, as his channel advances towards a remarkable milestone of 20 million subscribers.
IShowSpeed past troubles on YouTube
IShowSpeed’s journey has been punctuated by a series of headline-grabbing controversies that have captured the attention of both his supporters and critics. These incidents offer a window into his digital interactions and the consequences that follow.
Back in April 2022, a video unveiled a concerning side of Speed during his gameplay of Valorant. The video captured him using derogatory language directed at a female player, instructing her to “Get off the f***ing game and do your husband’s dishes.” This incident extended beyond the virtual realm, leading to his suspension not only from Valorant but also from other titles developed by Riot Games.
Advancing to July 2022, another controversy unfolded, casting a cloud over Speed’s online presence. A one-week suspension from YouTube ensued due to his involvement in explicit activities within a Minecraft video game mod called “Jenny’s Mod.”
I now understand why Valorant queues are so unbelievably toxic. You got one of the most popular streamers on YouTube IShowSpeed saying crap like this and getting nothing but praise and laughs. Crap is whack pic.twitter.com/grEghVotUF
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) April 6, 2022
This video showcased his character in explicit scenarios, displayed uncensored to a viewership exceeding 90,000. The explicit content triggered concerns, prompting YouTube to respond with a temporary ban.
YouTube isn’t the only platform where Speed has found himself in hot waters. In 2021, he encountered a permanent ban on Twitch for making suggestive comments during Adin Ross’s E-dating live stream, directed at another content creator, Ashaley Kash.
Amidst these controversies, Speed’s growth has remained unhindered. Despite the setbacks, since his transition to YouTube from Twitch, he has amassed a substantial following on YouTube alone, boasting around 19.5 million subscribers.