Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel criticized cancel culture in his May 3 stream, explaining why he will never be canceled.
The 25-year-old Twitch star urged streamers to refrain from reacting to those agitated about their past amid the controversy surrounding the Canadian YouTuber Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang.
The streaming community drew flak last month when Karl Jacobs, ‘Disguised Toast and other popular personalities received strong negative reactions for previously made comments and jokes.
Reacting to the controversy, xQc clapped back at those canceling the Offline TV member. He encouraged fellow streamers to not apologize as cancel culture isn’t actually “real.”
He went on to talk about Disguised Toast’s cancellation during his live broadcast and revealed he would never write an apology for past actions or content.
“Guys I’ve said this before, I will say it again,” he said. You’re never gonna have me do some stupid s**t like this.”
He was referring to the OfflineTV member’s May 2 TwitLonger. “You’re not gonna manipulate me like a puppet. “Oh be this, or do that for me.”
Addressing my “problematic” past and being cancelled
— Disguised Toast (@DisguisedToast) May 2, 2021
Arguing that online personalities are not being canceled “because cancelling isn’t real. You’re not gonna f**king cancel me.”
“Unless you de-platform me literally, or unless I can’t go live, and I can’t tweet, and I can’t post videos I’m not cancelled.”
“You cannot cancel me. It’s just never gonna happen. So come at me b**ch, I don’t give a f**k.”
xQc asked fellow streamers and content creators to not react to people upset with them, “I don’t know why people have to react to this.”
“They don’t have to. Cancel culture isn’t even real. Nobody is getting cancelled.”
“Not a single person has been canceled in the past years. Yet everyone makes a billion tweets and videos and they all sit around “I apologize for x, y, z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. They don’t have to. You can’t get canceled!”
He even addressed streamer Ludwig Ahgren’s rant over Karl Jacobs’ cancellation saying, “isn’t that what you expect from humans?”
“For them to learn from their mistakes? Just because you woke up in a woke culture, doesn’t make you better than anyone else. You just grew up in a time where people happened to be more progressive.”
Following up his comment, the Smash pro said, “You were not born holier and mightier. You’re just coasting off everybody else’s work.”
“True!” before calling the fellow Twitch star “based” for his take, xQc responded. While it is still unclear how these cancel campaigns will impact online entertainers, it has already sparked a debate in the streaming community.