Bijuu Mike, a popular YouTuber, lost several subscribers and was left with a bad reputation after he publicly offended the LGBTQ+ community in one of his videos.
Michael Lucas, better known online as Bijuu Mike, is an American YouTuber who uploads gaming videos and vlogs. He has grown to become one of the most well-known gamers and YouTuber in the online community. However, in 2020, fans witnessed Mike offending the LGBTQ+ community, which almost led to his content being cancelled. After that, some rumours of him sexualising a minor also started to spread.
Bijuu Mike’s reputation was severely damaged and he began to lose subscribers after the incident took place. He was described as a paedophile, a transphobe and a homophobe. Shortly after the incident, Mike took to Twitter to explain his actions, in a post which has since been deleted. However, one tweet remains undeleted, in which Mike stated that he does not ship anyone in Danganronpa, nor does he think abuse is okay. He explained that he made some comments or light jokes, but that is all they were.
Fans confronted Mike for deleting the tweets, to which he responded, “I forgot to say I deleted my tweets because I realized arguing is pointless and I wanted the drama to stop but it didn’t help. I will not delete this. I just want to enjoy the game with my fellow people who support me. I don’t want to offend anyone.”
He reminded people that the characters involved in the situation are not real people, and that it does not reflect real life in any shape or form. Bijuu Mike has since managed to regain some of his supporters, and continues to upload videos on his official YouTube channel.