With regards to saying the word “fag” in a heated moment during a live stream earlier this week, deadmau5 has officially apologized. He calls his non-apology on Reddit two days ago “hastily composed” and regrets trying to dismiss the use of the word as just a part of “gamer culture” – just because something is currently accepted within a certain sect does not mean that it’s appropriate.
“Apologies once again to everyone I’ve disappointed,” he says. “I would love nothing more than to finally be at peace with myself and be the best human being I can be, trust me. Being ‘mr. I don’t give a fuck’ is not someone I ever aspired to be.”
At the same time, I’d like to clear the air about an earlier article calling individuals’ reactions to deadmau5’s use of the word an “overreaction.” It was not Your EDM’s place to assume how people can or cannot feel about a topic, especially one as important as addressing a clear homophobic slur. As in that article, Your EDM still does not condone the use of hate speech or homophobic slurs in any capacity.
Read deadmau5’s full statement below.
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