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True Geordie has been banned from Twitch following 'Islamophobic' comments

Dominic Smithers

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True Geordie has been banned from Twitch following 'Islamophobic' comments

The True Geordie has been banned from Twitch.

Following his comments about Islam and Andrew Tate earlier this week, the podcaster – real name Brian Davis – has been booted off the streaming site for an unspecified amount of time.

During a recent livestream, Davis was asked by one of his fans during a livestream whether he would fight the former kickboxer.

However, co-host Laurence McKenna said Davis would never win that fight because Tate has 'God on his side' now.

Davis then jumped in, saying he would gladly 'blow myself up if I could take that f**king s**tbag with us'.

McKenna quickly countered, saying that that was a problematic stereotype about Islamic people - but Davis double downed.

"I'm just saying, if he really wanted to prove it, do the right thing," he said while chuckling to himself.

True Geordie, real name Brian Davis, recently made a joke about Islam. Credit: TrueGeordie/YouTube true
True Geordie, real name Brian Davis, recently made a joke about Islam. Credit: TrueGeordie/YouTube true

Following his remarks, Davis received a huge backlash, with his main sponsor GymShark suspending its deal with him.

Criticising Davis, one user wrote on Twitter: "True Geordie being openly Islamophobic is unsurprising."

While another put: "@TrueGeordietg being Islamophobic and perpetuating harmful stereotypes on a public platform and laughing about it is completely ridiculous especially for someone with a platform as big as his. Anyone saying anything like this shouldn't be representing the scene."

Davis later released an apology video, in which he said he was sorry for the hurt his comments had caused, and that he in no way believed in these damaging stereotypes.

Seven minutes into the apology, McKenna explained how he was annoyed he didn't shut Davis down harder following the 'joke'.

Lawrence said he felt like he let Davis down by not checking him on the comment and he also feels like he let his own family down.

That admission caused Davis to bury his hands in his head and break down in tears.

Davis apologised for his comments. Credit: TrueGeordie/YouTube
Davis apologised for his comments. Credit: TrueGeordie/YouTube

"I have so much love for your family," Davis said. "It was just such a stupid moment."

He added: "I'm a cocky guy and say a lot of silly jokes and I love myself to a degree and I get lost in that sometimes."

Davis said he just wasn't thinking it through when he was in the moment.

However, after taking some time to reflect on his joke, he said he realised how problematic it is to make statements like that.

"I am truly, truly, deeply sorry to anyone seeing that, Muslim or not, and thought 'this guy has hate for anyone', I just don't," he said.

LADbible has contacted Twitch for comment.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/TrueGeordie

Topics: Viral, UK News, YouTube, Twitch

Dominic Smithers
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