Activision has eliminated the Nickmercs pores and skin from Trendy Warfare 2 and Warzone, following an anti-LGBTQ+ remark the streamer made earlier this week.
On June 7, retired Halo professional and MLG government Chris Puckett tweeted a video of an assault on pro-LGBTQ+ demonstrators exterior of a college board assembly in Glendale, CA.
“This occurred 4 blocks from my Overwatch League house,” Puckett tweeted. “People are in a tragic place straight away. Let individuals love who they love and dwell your personal life.”
In response, Nickmercs tweeted, “They need to depart little youngsters alone. That’s the actual subject.”
They need to depart little youngsters alone. That’s the actual subject.June 7, 2023
As famous by Dexerto, the tweet sparked a direct backlash. “Who is that this they and what horrible act is everybody afraid of?” Puckett replied. “I feel/hope the aim of most of ‘them’ is to cut back little one suicides. That is carried out by way of acceptance and eradicating the stigma of feeling/being completely different.”
Others shared related responses:
Throughout a stream the day after making the remark, Nickmercs denied holding anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs and mentioned he did not imply to upset anybody, however he additionally mentioned he wouldn’t apologize for the assertion or take down the tweet.
Earlier right now, Name of Responsibility site CharlieIntel reported that the Nickmercs pores and skin had been faraway from the Trendy 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.
“Because of latest occasions, we have now eliminated the ‘Nickmercs Operator’ bundle from the Trendy Warfare II and Warzone retailer,” the official Name of Responsibility account tweeted in reply to Charlie Intel. “We’re centered on celebrating PRIDE with our workers and our group.”
Because of latest occasions, we have now eliminated the “NICKMERCS Operator” bundle from the Trendy Warfare II and Warzone retailer. We’re centered on celebrating PRIDE with our workers and our group.June 9, 2023
Nickmercs has not but commented publicly on the removing of his Name of Responsibility pores and skin. I’ve reached out to Nickmercs for remark and can update if I obtain a reply.