YouTube streamer IShowSpeed has been slammed following his IRL Zoo stream- iShowSpeed has frequently been at the center of heated debates, either because of his stance on particular issues or his questionable activities on-camera. Following an in-person stream at a zoo, the YouTuber has been criticized and accused of animal mistreatment.
One of the most popular and growing YouTube streamers “IShowSpeed,” recently passed the 14 million subscriber mark and recently broke his own record with a World Cup stream that attracted an astounding 350K+ viewers. But his rising popularity doesn’t leave room for controversies because of all the wrong reasons.
YouTube streamer IShowSpeed has been slammed following his IRL Zoo stream
The well-known YouTuber went to the Zoo during his most recent live stream on December 16. He maintained his customary upbeat personality — which his followers have come to appreciate him for — regardless of the situation. But as videos of the streamer provoking animals to fight surfaced, he is now being accused of animal mistreatment.
Earlier this year, the streamer made headlines when videos of his interactions with a female teammate while playing Valorant became viral due to his toxic misogyny. The most recent incident was his controversial interaction with a Chinese man during the World Cup 2022 for which the Internet labeled him as racist.
Speed is crazy 💀— Speedy Updates (@SpeedUpdates1) December 16, 2022
Critics called him out and some have objected to this. “It makes me so mad.. how can people not see that this is just animal cruelty? Are Tigers stoned on chains that aren’t aggressive at all? Strange It hurts and the excuse ‘they don’t know any better’ just doesn’t work,” one individual wrote on Twitter. “These poor animals in the zoo. The tiger in chains, the other monkey, etc. and speed legit just shouted at all of them,” another critic added.
These poor animals in the zoo. The tiger in chains, the other monkey etc. and speed legit just shouted at all of them— MrRedHairDontCare (@RedH4irDontCare) December 16, 2022
Though the streamer hasn’t yet responded to the criticism, it seems he has his own explanation for behaving in the way he did.