A banned Twitch streamer drew outrage on Twitter for attending BTS’ Los Angeles concert while wearing a racist costume and displaying a Photoshopped picture of BTS member V as Mao Zedong.
What happened: Twomad, whose real name is Muudea Sedik, ignited the fury of BTS’ fan base, collectively known as the ARMY, after posting two pictures of himself wearing a yukata and a conical hat inscribed with Chinese characters while attending the K-pop group’s concert last week.
- He also brought a photoshopped picture with V’s face superimposed on the late Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong.
- Hours before posting, Sedik asked his 845,000-plus followers on Twitter if any of them could edit the picture of the South Korean artist, similar to this year’s John Xina meme.
- While some fans criticized and called out Sedik for his racist act, others have pointed out that he voluntarily spent money and went to the concert solely to insult BTS fans.
- Sedik was already on the ARMY’s bad side even before the recent BTS concert. In January 2020, he posted an insensitive and racist GIF showing the group with a caption that read: “Chinese coronavirus be like.”
About Twomad: Sedik, an Ethiopian Canadian who live-streams games like “Fortnite” and “Overwatch,” was permanently banned from Twitch in April 2019. The streamer did not reveal why exactly, but some viewers believe it was because he visited the website Omegle during one of his streams, Dexerto reported.
- Sedik also has more than 2.25 million subscribers on YouTube, where he mostly posts controversial videos, such as one in which he offers to give people iPhones if they say the N-word.