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Deadmau5 is softening his stance on not issuing an apology for using homophobic language while streaming on Twitch ... admitting his original statement was "an insult to injury."
ICYMI -- the DJ and producer got hit with a suspension from the video game streaming site after reportedly referring to a troll as a "f*cking c**k-sucking stream sniper f*g" while playing PUBG.
Deadmau5 - Cause - Incident - Words - Asshat
Deadmau5 didn't help his cause after the incident ... refusing to apologize and saying his words were "intended to insult a f*ckin asshat who was being a f*cking asshat."
The 38-year-old says he's had time to cool down ... and now understands the backlash.
Non-apology - Insult - Deadmau5
"I know what I said was wrong, and my hastily composed non-apology was an insult to injury," Deadmau5 says.
"I realize that trying to somewhat dismiss it as 'gamer culture'...
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