He noted that Ross’s association with notorious personalities and ill-judged comments are causing A-list stars to steer clear of his streams.
Adin Ross: A Contentious Figure in Streaming
Ross, one of the most popular streamers on Kick, has become an incendiary figure over the past year.
This reputation results in part from his association with Andrew Tate, a controversial personality that Ross admires and wanted to visit in prison during his arrest.
Ross’s provocative conduct extends beyond questionable affiliations.
He has also used his platform to incite harm towards others during his broadcasts, and a recent tweet directed at Twitch streamer Hasan, urging him to ‘kill himself’, stirred widespread social media outrage.
His history of hosting self-proclaimed Nazis on his streams and the expressed intention of inviting one particularly infamous figure has only served to deepen the controversy surrounding him.
This history is now prompting A-list celebrities and rappers to distance themselves from Ross and his platform.
Top Rappers Steer Clear of Adin Ross’s Streams
In a recent Kick stream, Ross reached out to his manager, puzzled by his inability to attract high-profile guests such as Lil Uzi and Travis Scott.
His manager’s brutally frank response underscored the link between Ross’s controversy-riddled reputation and his difficulty in securing celebrity guests.
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“Your reputation is just so toxic. No one wants to be anywhere near you,” the manager explained.
When Ross wondered aloud if this was because he was a ‘brand risk’, his manager confirmed it without mincing words, “Uh, duh. They don’t want to be associated with a guy that’s having Nazis on his stream.”
Ross defended himself, claiming he had stopped inviting Nazis to his streams. However, his manager pointed out that Ross’s past actions and ongoing association with Andrew Tate still made many celebrities uncomfortable.
Controversy Draws Criticism from Other Streamers
Ross’s recent comments towards Hasan have also brought him under scrutiny from his peers.
Other top broadcasters, such as xQc, have voiced their criticism of Ross’s behavior, adding to the cloud of controversy that hangs over the streamer.
Ross’s situation serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible conduct, even in the relatively unregulated world of streaming.
The potential damage to one’s reputation and relationships can be significant, as Ross is now learning. Whether this will lead to a change in Ross’s approach to his streams remains to be seen.