Following recent anti-LGBTQIA+ comments, FaZe Clan co-owner and streamer Nicholas ‘Nickmercs’ Kolcheff has faced backlash, resulting in the removal of his Call of Duty Operator skin.
The co-owner of FaZe Clan reportedly refuses to apologize for his comments on the attack on supporters of Pride.
Earlier this week, broadcaster Chris Puckett tweeted a video of an attack on Pride supporters by anti-LGBTQIA+ demonstrators.
“Americans are in a sad place right now,” he wrote. “Let people love who they love and live your own life.”
In response, Nickmercs wrote: “They should leave little children alone. That’s the real issue.”
After receiving criticism for his comment, Activision has taken action by removing the Nickmercs Call of Duty Operator skin that was recently added in the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 3 Reloaded update.
Despite Nickmercs Call of Duty skin removal, he has stated he won’t apologize
“Due to recent events, we have removed the “NICKMERCS Operator” bundle from the Modern Warfare II and Warzone store,” the company said. “We are focused on celebrating PRIDE with our employees and our community.”
Despite facing widespread criticism, Kolcheff later defended his statement, stating that it was not intended to be anti-gay. He maintained his stance and refused to apologize. Moreover, he has reiterated his belief that schools should not educate children about the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Nickmercs, whose real name is Nicholas Kolcheff, is a popular streamer and co-owner of the esports organization FaZe Clan. He gained recognition for his streaming of the Call of Duty franchise, particularly in the battle royale game Warzone. Nickmercs has a large following on various streaming platforms, including Twitch and YouTube, where he streams and shares his gaming experiences with his fans.