NICKMERCS Faces Backlash After “Anti-LGBTQ+” Comments

Popular Twitch streamer and co-owner of FaZe Clan, Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff faces backlash after making a series of anti LGBTQ+ comments.

NICKMERCS is a Twitch streamer most known for playing multiplayer shooters such as Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends and Fortnite. Despite making a name for himself on the platform, he is currently facing criticism after his comments surrounding Pride Month being recognised in schools. 


According to Dexerto, this news comes after a school board made the decision to acknowledge June as Pride Month. As a result of this, Esports caster Puckett commented on the situation: 

“Americans are in a sad place right now. Let people love who they love and live your own life,” he Tweeted.

Soon after, NICKMERCS himself took to Twitter and released a response to Puckett’s Tweet. 

“They should leave little children alone. That’s the real issue,” Kolcheff replied.

It wasn’t long before his comment was met with backlash with some people believing these comments were anti-LGBTQ+. However, as the original poster, Puckett did not agree with NICKMERCS’ comment.

“Who is this they and what terrible act is everyone afraid of? I think/hope the goal of most of ‘them’ is to reduce child suicides. This is done through acceptance and removing the stigma of feeling/being different,” the legendary caster replied. 

Apology Refusal

NICKMERCS refuses to apologise over recent anti-LGBTQ+ comments
The streamer stood by his views in a recent livestream

Since this news broke, NICKMERCS has responded to the criticism and claims he did not mean to upset anyone. He claims that he is “sensitive” regarding these “issues” due to the recent birth of his child. However, he still stands by his views.

I’m not apologising about the Tweet because I don’t feel like it’s wrong,” he revealed during a recent livestream. 

However, it now seems as though his lack of apology has resulted in Activision removing his skin from the Call of Duty store. This is what the company had to say: 

“Due to recent events, we have removed the ‘Nickmercs Operator’ bundle from the Modern Warfare II and Warzone store. We are focused on celebrating Pride with our employees and our community.”

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