“It’s Depressing Bro”: IShowSpeed Speaks Out About the Wardrobe Malfunction Incident Negatively Affecting Him

Published 08/19/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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The return of IShowSpeed to streaming, after a month of no streams, was a welcome sight for fans. After facing a serious case of sinus infection, Speed had to spend a long time in a hospital in Japan. With his first stream back on YouTube, fans hoped it meant the content creator was on track for a recovery, with more consistent streams filled with his usual antics. However, a recent stream went wrong after a flashing incident. Not to mention that it ended up having a visible impact on Speed.

After the unfortunate incident occurred during the Five Nights at Freddy’s, the news spread like wildfire. The aftermath of the incident had a visible impact on Speed, with the streamer speaking out about the way it affected his mental health.

IShowSpeed shares thoughts on how the flashing incident has disturbed him mentally


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In the aftermath of the incident, the rumor mill swirled. Some said he would be banned from YouTube. Others, however, made jokes about the entire situation. In his latest stream, Speed spoke about the way everything happened. And also that the way people spoke about it affected him eventually.

The video shows a very different side of Speed. Instead of the high-energy content creator people know, this version of him has a real conversation with viewers. He describes the entire situation as one which is incredibly embarrassing for him. Speed explains that even he, like his viewers, is a human being. All the jokes being made have a bigger impact on him. He revealed an instance where his younger sibling asked him what one of the jokes meant.


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He went on to say, “It’s depressing, bro. You guys don’t know the feeling, bro. You guys are joking, you guys can crack your jokes, all of this, all of that. But y’all genuinely are not looking at the bigger picture“.

As Speed tackles this situation, he explained it was one of his worst fears as a content creator. The consequences of this incident are bigger than just him. It affects people around him, including his family.


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The entire ordeal has left a major impact on the content creator. It’s evident by looking at the change in his behavior. Meanwhile, Speed’s fans have come out in numbers to support the streamer, after he had a teary moment at the end of this clip. What it means for his future with streaming remains to be seen.

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Siddharth Shirwadkar


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Siddharth Shirwadkar is an up and coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports with deep roots in the world of gaming. Pursuing Multimedia and Mass Communication, Siddharth has all the necessary tools to convert his love for gaming into fascinating articles. His journey began at the age of six, with the first person shooter that has enthralled the whole gaming community during the 2000s, the classic Counter-Strike 1.
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