Who is Technoblade? Minecraft YouTuber gets death threats over George Floyd petition as 'Kickdave' trends

People are trending '#Kickdave' to send death threats to Technoblade for allegedly posting racist tweets when he was a teenager


                            Who is Technoblade? Minecraft YouTuber gets death threats over George Floyd petition as 'Kickdave' trends
Technoblade (YouTube / @Technoblade)

Netizens on Twitter are slamming other users for taking a Minecraft YouTuber's real name to start a discomforting trend. People are trending '#Kickdave' to send death threats to Technoblade after his older tweets resurfaced where he allegedly used racist and sexist terms.

Technoblade is being ‘canceled’ for a petition tweet he made on May 30, 2020. The Change.org petition — captioned “murder is bad" — was said to be about George Floyd, who died under the knee of a police officer last year and sparked Black Lives Matter protests around the globe.

Technoblade later went on to delete the tweet, but screenshots have since been circulating online. His post did not go well with many, even though he said it while putting up a donation link for the cause. A fan came to his defense and said, "Anyone trying to trend #KICKDAVE just.. why. techno doesn't like being called by his real name and you're not going to get an apology or whatever you want by being aggressive on Twitter."  Another said: "Technoblade also got canceled cuz he tried to help and put a donation link to George Floyd months ago but people think he is racist cuz he wrote "murder is bad" Maybe he chose the wrong words but we all know that his intentions were to help."



 



 

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A still from one of Technoblade's games (YouTube/@Technoblade)

Who is Minecraft YouTuber Technoblade?

Born on June 1, 1999, Technoblade — also known as Techno or Technothepig — is an American gaming YouTuber​​​​​ known for his Minecraft-centered content and collaborations with other YouTubers and Twitch streamers.

He is commonly regarded in the Minecraft community as one of the best players in the world for his skills, strategy and tactics in Player vs Player environments (PvP). He is also well known for being in a friendly rivalry with Dream, a fellow Minecraft YouTuber. He also streams Minecraft content live on YouTube, playing on the popular Minecraft server Hypixel, Minecraft Mondays, MC Championship, SMP Earth, Minecraft Story Mode, Party Games and the Dream SMP. 

Admired throughout the Minecraft community for his dark sense of humor and sarcastic personality, many people describe him as "a mixture of laid-back, cocky, and egotistical". The Minecraft YouTuber has made multiple references in his commentary videos and tweets about having ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), a fact which was confirmed on a Hypixel Forum post from September 27, 2013.

Technoblade Face Reveal (Twitter / YouTube)

According to a Discord channel — as reported on Reddit — the YouTuber allegedly compared "annoying things to Hitler" and in clips of his Skyblock Potato War, he also called minions "slaves". Netizens are furious about why some people have been using Technoblade's real name, Dave, to send him death threats. "Listen technos messed up and said things that he seriously needs to address. but are you kidding me? having a hashtag using his REAL NAME which is disrespecting his boundaries, then filling said hashtag with d34th threats? I doubt he even want to look on Twitter now. (#kickdave)," said a tweet.

Others wondered why he just couldn't apologize. "#kickdave man can play skyblock and run for president of some minecraft server but cant apologise for his offensive jokes/statements, i dont wanna hear about his social anxiety lmaoo EXCUSESSS EXCUSES," said a tweet.

But some were more sensitive towards his problems. "#KICKDAVE not the activism you think it is. techno has ADHD n social anxiety. Going out of ur way to PURPOSELY trigger him is ableist. why is this okay when there are so many other options," said a tweet.



 



 



 

On Instagram, Technoblade has shared only one post until now and his bio reads: "The real Technoblade...Don't believe the Stream Snipers. Profesional Cyberbullyer. Leave me alone Nerds. Respect Women. I have hot elbows."

If net worth aggregators are to be believed, the 21-year-old has a net worth of $1.2 million. He alone raised $11,625 for charity out of the $36,264 raised in an event, according to Starsgab. He makes the majority of his videos on the Minecraft server Hypixel, where he has gained the rank of PIG+++ for winning the tournament Minecraft Monday four times. The Californian has racked up 3.9 million subscribers on social media.

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