AdmiralBahroo takes a break from Twitch as harassment complaints escalate against VTuber
Twitch streamer AdmiralBahroo has announced that he is taking a break from the platform as harassment complaints mount against the VTuber. He was originally linked to the Bunny Ayu controversy, but others have come out with their own stories about Bahroo —which the streamer has vehemently denied.
Admiral Bahroo and fellow VTuber Bunny Ayu have been at the center of controversy on Twitch this week following allegations of abuse and harassment.
Many creators have spoken out about Bunny’s actions, prompting the social media star to come out and apologize for their actions —while denying most of the claims.
Now Admiral Bahroo faces the same pressure. After these allegations linked AdmiralBahroo to Bunny, new streamers are coming out with their own stories about the VTuber panda. Twitch streamer “Arex” has gone viral with his comments about Bahroo’s emotional abuse.
After getting close to Bahroo in 2018, Arex’s relationship with the streamer quickly soured over two years. He had approached Bahroo to address issues privately, but claimed ‘he wasn’t listening to me and was firing everything I said which silenced me’.
My experience with Bahroo
— Arex (@ArexBold) March 22, 2022
“It took my friend Sam [Strippin] to expose Bahroo’s lies to finally ‘apologize’,” he said in a Twitlonger. “Up until that point he was on the live and victimizing himself despite knowing what he did to Layna. I feel like he often uses those opportunities to manipulate the situation.
Arex went on to describe how Bahroo “drove [him] in a horrible mental state” by bullying the streamer. He was constantly on his streams to “advertise himself…in front of all the new people watching,” which culminated when he went viral during the rise of Pokemon Let’s Go.
“Once people left, he saw no more value,” he added.
“At one point my whole conversation consisted of Bahroo submarines. It was if someone copied their chat to the top of my Twitch channel page. I was overpowered by his influence and just sat there and processed it.
The streamer, who has nearly 150,000 subscribers, also described how Bahroo talks about others — including Arex — behind their backs. It was an accusation supported by Strippin and Layna in their previous statements.
Bahroo often leaned on other streamers for emotional support, but Arex claimed “it just seemed like he wanted pity. It was really sad.
It peaked in 2020 when Bahroo admitted to being a “shit friend” of Arex privately, but in the wave of “cancel culture” the VTuber was harassing Arex about him having a conversation instead of going public. .
“I don’t know but I wanted to get away from him so badly. Too many red flags. All he cared about was if I was going to take him out. From then on, I refused to speak to him and swore never to associate with him again.
Bahroo and his manager searched for answers while Arex tried to move on, including filing a cease and desist letter to try and end any discussion on his personal stream.
“Although he had no reason to take legal action against me, it still shook me to my core. I wanted to call him so badly but kept quiet for fear he would sue me again. I saw him crush so many people who spoke out against him, I felt isolated.
“He may try to claim he was misled by Bunny when he lied about Layna, but to me it was his own fault.”
After Twitlonger’s initial statement, Bahroo came out swinging on Twitch, calling the whole saga a “witch hunt.”
“We tried to end it amicably, we really tried, but now it’s time for the nuclear option. I’m not going to read all of this on stream, but I will use my platform to point to the truth,” he said during a now-deleted March 22 stream that lasted 22 minutes.
“The internet is not a place where you can air your dirty laundry like this. I will not be bullied from my own platform as I myself have tried to reconcile several times in private .
Bahroo called LaynaLazar — one of the first people to make statements against Bahroo — a “professional victim” and said he “will not be bullied on the internet” for approaching other streamers with concerns based on stories told by Bunny.
“This is where it all started and started, and we’re not going to let it go on any longer.
“I’ve tried to admit my wrongdoing and move on, but that won’t be enough for people. Here’s the plan. I was able to use my platform to point you all to the real truth. I took this time to admit that, hey, I tried to reach out in private.
“I even involved my manager. Simply because we wanted to handle things like professionals. Some of you, that won’t be enough.
While he promised viewers he would “see them tomorrow,” he quickly ended the stream before announcing he would be taking a break from Twitch.
“I made no secret that I was a terrible friend. I really want to get better with you all. I’m going to take some time off. Some may never see me change. I’ll do my best to hold on responsible for my actions. That’s all I can offer you.” he said just a few hours after the stream.
“I’m not a good person. Anything I try to type right now will be extremely emotionally charged. I have wronged many people over the years through my words. When I return, I will address everyone, especially those who have not yet said anything about me.
I am not a good person.
Anything I try to type right now will be extremely emotionally charged. I have wronged many people over the years through my words.
When I return, I will address all the people, especially those who have not yet said anything about me.
My DMS are open.
— Bahroo (@AdmiralBahroo) March 22, 2022
Bahroo’s statement comes the same day Bunny posted a second Twitlonger with “all cards on the table”.
Although Bunny did not deny all the allegations against them and said “I’m sorry for who I was and have been”, she added that her life had been “ruined” by the accusations.