Activision has eliminated the Nickmercs pores and skin from Fashionable Warfare 2 and Warzone, following an anti-LGBTQ+ remark the streamer made earlier this week.
On June 7, retired Halo professional and MLG govt Chris Puckett tweeted a video of an assault on pro-LGBTQ+ demonstrators outdoors of a college board assembly in Glendale, CA.
“This occurred 4 blocks from my Overwatch League residence,” Puckett tweeted. “People are in a tragic place proper now. Let folks love who they love and dwell your personal life.”
In response, Nickmercs tweeted, “They need to go away little youngsters alone. That’s the actual challenge.”
They need to go away little youngsters alone. That’s the actual challenge.June 7, 2023
As famous by Dexerto, the tweet sparked a right away backlash. “Who is that this they and what horrible act is everybody afraid of?” Puckett replied. “I feel/hope the objective of most of ‘them’ is to cut back baby suicides. That is finished by way of acceptance and eradicating the stigma of feeling/being totally different.”
Others shared related responses:
Throughout a stream the day after making the remark, Nickmercs denied holding anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs and stated he did not imply to upset anybody, however he additionally stated he wouldn’t apologize for the assertion or take down the tweet.
Earlier in the present day, Name of Responsibility web site CharlieIntel reported that the Nickmercs pores and skin had been faraway from the Fashionable Warfare 2 and Warzone retailer with out discover or remark. Activision then confirmed that the pores and skin had been eliminated due to Nickmercs’ tweet.
“Attributable to current occasions, we’ve got eliminated the ‘Nickmercs Operator’ bundle from the Fashionable Warfare II and Warzone retailer,” the official Name of Responsibility account tweeted in reply to Charlie Intel. “We’re targeted on celebrating PRIDE with our staff and our neighborhood.”
Attributable to current occasions, we’ve got eliminated the “NICKMERCS Operator” bundle from the Fashionable Warfare II and Warzone retailer. We’re targeted on celebrating PRIDE with our staff and our neighborhood.June 9, 2023
Nickmercs has not but commented publicly on the elimination of his Name of Responsibility pores and skin. I’ve reached out to Nickmercs for remark and can replace if I obtain a reply.