FaZe Banks Actually Defends PewDiePie After He Said the N-Word
PewDiePie is currently (and rightfully) facing a ton of backlash for saying the N-word during a recent livestream. While both fans and companies are turning their backs on the 27-year-old as a result, Ricky “FaZe Banks is actually defending the YouTuber.
“Please don’t blow this PewDiePie sh*t out of proportion,” the 25-year-old tweeted. “He’s obviously not a racist. Don’t let words run you. Words are words.”
Viewers were obviously very confused and concerned, so Alissa Violet‘s boyfriend continued, “And to follow up, obviously what he did was stupid and not OK. I just don’t think he deserves to be executed for it. Was dumb for sure. See people as people. Individuals. Character is what matters.. race, religion, sexual preference never should.”
Gamer SinfuL_JB is one of the people who didn’t agree with Banks’ defense.
“I don’t think it’ll be out of proportion, I think it’ll be to the extent it should be,” he replied. “That’s not okay bro bro. At all.”
The FaZeClan guy then explained that since Pewds’ intent was not to be racist, “he should [not] be crucified for it.”
“I just think people should focus on more on the intent of the word as opposed to just the actual word. Obviously it’s not okay…I just don’t think he should be crucified for it.”
Annnnd that’s where he’s wrong, at least according to the majority of his Twitter followers.
You have to understand that that word is not okay to use. That word is the most offensive word in the English Language.
— (Donovan) (@DonovanPOV) September 10, 2017
Bruh it was the literal definition of racism. wtf u talking about.
— ClassyGub (@ClassyGub) September 10, 2017
It's not just a word. And people being offended by it should not just "get over it"….non- black people are so quick to say get over it 🙄
— janelle mckenzie (@TheSweetScene) September 11, 2017
Not to be offensive to any other white people but when will white people stop telling black people how we should feel #banksisoverparty
— Happy Loyal (@loyal_happy) September 11, 2017
White people shouldn't say the N word ever, period. If they do, they deserve the backlash because it is a racist thing to do, simple.
— Sophie (@riotSoph) September 11, 2017
As a white man, FaZe Banks does not have the right to tell People of Color how they should feel after another white man used one of the most disgusting racial slurs in the English language and tried to play it off like NBD.