Although this was undoubtedly not in your weekly agenda, it’s time to flip to voice actor Nicolas Cantu, his experiences with the YouTuber Dream, and the worst belongings you’ll hear Leonardo from the Ninja Turtles say this week.
Warning: The article mentions the utilization of homophobic and ableist slurs. Please proceed ahead with warning.
We start with Dream, AKA Clay, a 24-year-old American YouTuber of some 24 summers with a mixed viewers of greater than 40 million subscribers throughout his channels. Dream makes Minecraft content material. He releases music typically. He used to put on a masks, however now he doesn’t as a lot.
Subsequent, contemplate Cantu, a 20-year-old former little one star and web character. Previous credit embody taking up because the voice of the primary character in The Superb World of Gumball in 2017 and voicing Leonardo in 2023’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. He’s been nominated for each Annie and Younger Artist awards, and his YouTube work beneath the pseudonym “junky janker” has earned him almost half 1,000,000 followers.
Dream and Cantu have been pleasant up to now, however latest allegations of Dream grooming members of his fan base appear to have precipitated unrest between the 2 Gen Z icons. Replying to a Dream parody Twitter account on Nov. 15, 2023, Cantu referred to as Dream “an precise pedophile.”
Seemingly in response, Dream tweeted a video of Cantu driving in an Uber, seemingly inebriated and spouting threats, homophobic and ableist slurs, and self-aggrandizing assertions about his future as an immortal golden statue. Accusing his driver of getting intelligence that wanted to be “introduced up from the f****** Mariana Trench,” he went on to match the individuals round him to “ants,” claiming that it will take “100,000 of them to take me down.” It goes with out saying that the video is decidedly NSFW.
Moreover, Dream asserted that Cantu had bodily assaulted him beforehand, and tried to once more on the night time in query.
Replying, Cantu acknowledged he had “slapboxed” Dream. He additionally acknowledged that whereas he had been impolite to the duo’s Uber driver, it was on account of his impaired state. He careworn that he’d tipped the motive force considerably and that he’d determined to chop again on ingesting in mild of the night time’s occasions. Dream, for his half, replied with screenshots of texts allegedly from stated Uber driver, claiming that Cantu had not, in actual fact, tipped him.
A charged social media back-and-forth continued, with unkind phrases and allegations on each side. At current, many proceed to help Cantu and have been calling out Dream for intentionally making an attempt to wreck his profession in addition to blaming him for letting the Gumball actor drink within the first place.
Dream has been responding to the stated accusations, clarifying how Cantu was the one with the faux ID that night time so he may drink regardless of not being of the authorized ingesting age. The YouTuber additionally alleged that he had by no means met Cantu earlier than that night time and made the video in query on being requested by the actor.
Representatives for Cantu have but to make a press release concerning the feud, or what the damaging video footage may imply for his profession shifting ahead.