Who knew J. Cole”s “Love Yourz” could strike fear into a content creator’s heart.
Youtuber and Twitch streamer, Fousey (Yousef Erakat) recently slipped up in his 24/7 sub-a-thon by rapping the n-word. While most recognizable figures who are caught using the slur are nonchalant about the offense, Erakat immediately freaked.
“I never use that word. I swear to f-ing God this isn’t content,” he screams to the camera. “I listen to rap songs every day on this sub-a-thon and I always change it out for brotha.”
The streamer immediately tweeted an apology saying that the ordeal “doesn’t represent my character.”
Tonight on stream of day 31 on my Subathon I was rapping along to @JColeNC love yourz and accidentally dropped the “N” word. Before you see the clip on social media and take it out of context, please find the full clip. I could not be more ashamed or upset with myself. I am…— fousey (@fousey) August 1, 2023
Back in June, he even condemned streamers using the word to “be edgy” and feel “safe behind their screens.”
So many creators pushing to be edgy and dropping the N word like it’s a part of their vocabulary. Feeling safe behind their screens. Craziest thing is the internet just allows it. Weird times. ♂️— fousey (@fousey) June 14, 2023
Well, he definitely didn’t feel safe.
Nigga crafted that apology in less than 10 seconds that's gotta be a world record https://t.co/wmJ9ipZvY9— Zahir (sometimes streams) (@WeLoveYouZahir) August 1, 2023
His reaction is being boasted as the world's quickest online apology. No ukulele is needed when you can punch your mattress and yell for forgiveness to the chat.
“I appreciate the dedication. Cus if you go say it as easy as you did, you better act like it was the LAST thing you wanted to do!! I’m here for the drama!!” says @thecindynoir.
me when i accidentally use the wrong pronouns for my non binary friend https://t.co/EC5UlANjpG— caleb (@youngsheldon420) August 2, 2023
How to get the internet to not be mad at you for saying a slur? Have the most outrageous freak out about it so the worst people will do is laugh.
Fousey after he said it pic.twitter.com/9tokw2uXmA— FADE (@FadeAwayMedia) August 2, 2023
They can’t cancel you if you swear you always say “brotha.”