Mason Lanier, 21, is one of the most popular streamers, he has seen his Twitch channel grow to boast more than 3 million followers. Online he goes by the nickname Sym.
Recently ‘Sym’ started being talked about on social media because he dropped the N-bomb on stream. While saying it he didn’t use the hard ‘r’ but still. He was talking to streamer, Myth, when he said it.
You can watch the clip below.
Y’all heard it too, right? Yikes. @Symfuhnypic.twitter.com/amtitQdySf— currently watching: naruto: shippuden (@silverrxbullett) February 27, 2021
Right away people started being upset about this, saying that his Twitch account should be banned, calling him racist. Just about everything that you’d expect to happen. But in reality there is another side of Twitter that is saying he should be allowed to say it.
Which is absolutely crazy to me.
As somebody who grew up in the early 00s y’all are way to sensitive. Cause to be fair Igga is just a common phrase to mean a homie. Gger, now that’s ridiculous. Granted nobody now-a-days see it like that cause y’all “woke af.”
— Keegan McCann (@kmac77787) February 28, 2021
I have over 400 hours in his chat it was a stutter he didn’t say it— Mr.Hamburger_Gaming (@Mr_HamburgerTV) February 27, 2021
Other popular streamers are speaking up about this now:
??? To another brotha too? https://t.co/GyZ8UkxQwl— FaZe Swagg (@Swagg) February 28, 2021
Somehow I’m in the wrong in this situation, go read some of the replies in my last tweet— FaZe Swagg (@Swagg) February 28, 2021
You’ll be upset just reading some of the shit. Things gotta change in the gaming community, shits heartbreaking man
The amount of people who are giving this a pass is sickening honestly and y’all showing your true colors.— JsmoothHD (@JSmoothHD) February 28, 2021