After being the subject of much conversation about his comments at TwitchCon, Twitch streamer Michael ‘mmDust’ Duarte has finally spoken out.
During a Twitch panel at the annual event, mmDust said that he has a low-key good complex “and thinks of himself” above the average person. “
The comments quickly spread on social media where he was blasted from all angles after many concluded the statements were very much in bad taste.
After letting things Simmer for a few days, mmDust finally spoke out in a TwitLonger to explain just what he was thinking during the panel.
He starts out by saying that admitting that what he said was “stupid” and was not an accurate representation of
“The whole ‘I believe that I’m better than the average person’ thing is a mindset that I’ve acquired as a result of my personal lack of self discipline and motivation one. I struggled with this for years, “explained mmDust on the main comments that drew so much backlash.
Further explaining that he would often tell himself” You’re better than that “when skipping a workout or cheating on his diet, mmDust
“What I was really saying was that I do not want my viewers to relate to me because I’m so far from where I want to be, “added mmDust, as he said that complains a lot on stream and does not want his viewers to try and relate or copy his behavior.
mmDust closed out his letter by once again apologizing and lamenting the fact that he waited so long to speak out.
“I’m really sorry for what I said and I should have apologized sooner than try to meme the shit out of it on my stream afterward and doubling down on being a dickhead. “
He has since returned to str eaming after TwitchCon and has actually seen a small uptick in viewers, according to Twitch statistics tracker Twinge.