Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) has been forced to apologise after he horrified fans with some incredibly hurtful comments.
While doing a video game stream, he described a track by DJ Slushii as “Aids f*cking music” and “autistic sh*t”. If this wasn’t bad enough, Slushii revealed that he is autistic, and openly criticised deadmau5 for the slurs.
Speaking on Twitter, Slushii said: “As someone who’s actually on the autism spectrum, this is really disappointing.
“I’ve been bullied all my life. Seeing that video upsets me so much because I always looked up to @deadmau5 and I don’t take having a form of autism lightly. It’s sad as such an influential member of our community you continue to use your platform to bring others down.”
Deadmau5 has now apologised on Twitter, writing: “This has been a very difficult period and I sincerely apologise for my comments which were completely offensive and I take full responsibility for,
“Now it’s time for me to deal with my own personal issues including finally addressing my own mental health challenges that I have wrestled with for the past several years,
“My desire to start a record label was to uplift the community and give opportunities to the next generation and i have fallen very short of that goal,
“I’ve consulted with friends and loved ones and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in need of professional help to get on top of my issues and become a better me,
“Again I apologise to all of those I have offended and I will be going off the radar and taking the time necessary to work on myself.”
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) October 11, 2018
This may have been accelerated by the fact that just three days ago, deadmau5’s big gob got him in trouble again when he made comments on Twitter that were described as transphobic and homophobic.
A fan Tweeted, commenting that he he must get hot DJing in a giant mouse’s head.
Deadmau5 tweeted back: “Let’s be completely honest here, there are far worse fates and if I’m a betting man I’ll bet you suck a guy off for 40 grand ZERO questions asked.”