Following the removal of the NICKMERCS skin bundle from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone, Activision has removed yet another streamer’s skin from the games. TimTheTatman asked Call of Duty makers to pull his skin from the game in support of his friend and colleague, NICKMERCS.
This started on June 7 when FaZe co-owner NICKMERCS replied to Puckett, who quote-tweeted a footage from LGBTQIA+ protestors being attacked by conservatives outside of a school board meeting. Puckett advocated for the protestors stating that Americans are in a “sad place right now” and said, “let people love who they love and live your own life.” NICKMERCS replied to Puckett’s tweet by saying “They should leave little children alone. That’s the real issue.” You can read more about that here.
NICKMERCS’ statement stirred up controversy, leading to Activision removing his skin from Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone. Timthetatman took to Twitter and announced his support for NICKMERCS, calling it “wrong” for having his skin while the NICKMERCS skin has been pulled out. Find the full tweet below:
.@NICKMERCS has been my friend for years- we went in getting our CoD operators together.
It feels wrong for me to have mine and him no longer have his. In support of my friend, please remove the timthetatman bundle@CallofDuty
— timthetatman👑 (@timthetatman) June 10, 2023
Activision responded to this by honoring Tim’s request and removed TimTheTatman operator bundle from the Modern Warfare 2 and the Warzone store. Find the full acknowledgement by an Activision spokesperson:
At Tim’s request, we have removed the TimTheTatman operator bundle from the Modern Warfare II and the Warzone store.
MP1st believes in equality and inclusion for queer people and celebrates LGBTQIA+ values and contributions to society. We hope that this situation is resolved soon, and wish our readers a very happy Pride Month!
Source: Thanks, CharlieIntel!