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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO's Thorin in hot water for defending homophobic slur

He lashed out at critics of m0e's language.

  • Text: Sam Bishop

Very recently streamer Mohamad 'm0e' Assad was caught on his stream using a homophobic slur (which you can see here), and despite community backlash and a subsequent ban, CS:GO analyst Duncan 'Thorin' Shields has actually leapt to m0e's defence, tweeting the following:

"No matter how many times SJW types lie and state otherwise, the historical etymology of the word m0e used is not and has never been explicitly or solely homophobic in meaning."

"It's clearly a word you should avoid solely for the health of your own career, but the tyrants who try to tell you a word only has the meaning they decided, even if they're making it up on the spot or ignoring cultural context and history, can still f*** off," he added later in the same thread.

As pointed out by Newsweek, there were tons of negative responses to the thread, so it seems as if he has come under heavy fire for his words, but he's still on the ESL One Cologne analyst desk, so it appears as if that's the end of it.

What do you make of Thorin's response?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Photo: Thorin