Fariha B. January 21, 2021
Well-liked Twitch streamer and former Overwatch skilled participant Jehong “Ryujehong” Ryu has been suspended from Gen. G’s “team-related actions” after making sexist feedback on his reside stream.
Ryujehong has a protracted account in Overwatch esports the place he performed as an expert assist for 3 years. After spending two years in Seoul Dynasty, the Overwatch veteran was signed by Gen.G as its content material creator in January. Nevertheless, his current Twitch episode has earned him a suspension from the group’s COO Arnold Hur.
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— Arnold (@arnoldwh) January 19, 2021
The group has determined to chop off his companies as a consequence of gross misconduct on the reside stream, the place he allegedly used sexist language.
On January 16, Ryujehong streamed alongside Haegi which unfolded a Twitter controversy as translations of the stream began to floor. In accordance with the group, the streamer had used derogatory remarks in the direction of fellow-streamer Haegi and insulted her for interrupting when males had been talking.
— RYUJEHONG (@expose_rjh) January 19, 2021
A couple of different viewers translated the stream, revealing extra sexist remarks the place Ryujehong preached girls as gold-diggers and treacherous. He additional referred to Haegi as a “kimchi bitch,” and different slanderous phrases within the now-deleted stream.
Initially, the viewers figured that Ryujehong appeared wasted throughout his broadcast. The streamer later confessed to being drunk whereas he was rallying his feminine co-streamer.
Ryujehong responds to the backlash
The social media turmoil prompted an apology from Ryujehong, who had deleted the remainder of his Instagram put up. One of many remaining posts mentioned that he was ashamed of the feedback he made on stream.
“I do not assume any phrases will consolation me and people who have been damage, however I want to say that I’m sorry in one of the best ways I can. I want to promise that I’ll look again on all my actions and take a look at to not trigger additional disappointment,” his apology translated as saying.
As a result of language distinction, a herd of Ryujehong’s fan-base has come ahead with the claims that the feedback have been taken out of context or that it was all in mild humor. In accordance with a Redditor’s translation, Haegi did not see why a stream has snowballed into a large controversy.
“So am I the streamer talked about right here? However I’ve one factor to say about this. I additionally swore at RJH and known as him Kim Chi boy, and we each swore at one another. However why does the article solely point out him? That feels unfair,” Haegi said.
Regardless of the apology and Haegi defending the feedback, the language utilized by Ryujehong was extremely inappropriate for use on a reside stream by a professional participant. Furthermore, the streamer’s drunken conduct is nothing however a disappointment for Overwatch esports followers who seemed as much as him.
His affiliation with Gen.G makes his case worse, because the sexist feedback mar the group’s popularity in the event that they keep in a contract. Consequently, Gen.G suspended Ryujehong for an indefinite interval for his conduct.