While watching a stream of the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial today, Twitch streamer Asmongold had something to say to his viewers who insulted the appearance of someone in the trial.
Says Asmongold, “I saw some losers in chat make fun of her appearance. I would respond to them, but I can’t anymore because they’re banned.”
Asmongold goes on to mention that he and his mods will continue to ban people who continue to make negative comments about a person’s appearance.
Some people view Asmongold as a hypocrite
Asmongold is one of the largest Twitch streamers. In particular, his live streams and reactions to the Depp vs. Heard trial has resulted in his YouTube channel getting millions of views due to viewers wanting to see his reactions to the trial.
While people are celebrating Asmongold for banning users who make negative comments, some are more skeptical of his intentions. A few comments from the r/livestreamfails subreddit regarding the clip above have mentioned that Asmongold himself has made plenty of negative comments about Amber Heard’s appearance during the trial.
Some examples include:
u/FinalTidus: “So who is gonna make the 15 minute montage of Asmon insulting people’s appearance with this as the intro?”
u/Valli_k: “What is this in reference to? Because I saw Asmon constantly insult the way Amber has looked these past few weeks, as well as a few people taking Amber’s side. Don’t get me wrong, I thought it was funny, but I’m just asking. Was his chat targeting some innocent witness or something?
When the line gets blurred due to “it’s okay because we don’t like them”, it discredits this virtue signaling.
And that’s just regarding the trial. People on twitter who disagree with him, vtubers, furries, ect… have been targets of him in the past, some pretty recently.”
Regardless of what Asmongold has said in the past, we applaud Asmongold for at least trying to ensure his viewers don’t resort to making fun of peoples’ appearances.