YouTuber and Twitch streamer Ranboo comes out: ‘Been wanting to do that for a while’


Twitch star Ranboo said that while his sexuality is “unlabelled”, he is OK with being called gay.

The YouTuber soon began to trend on Twitter on Sunday (24 April) after he posted the message, “srs”, short for “serious”.

It came after social media speculation about his sexuality. Taking to his alternative Twitter account a few hours later, the 18-year-old thanked fans for their supportive messages.

“Yo just wanted to say thanks for all the support with everything and tonight lol have been wanting to do that for a while tonight just lined up well,” he wrote.

Ranboo then added: “And for those confused basically I guess I am technically unlabeled as the way I have kinda always gone around life just being attracted to whoever I am attracted to it just so happens that most of them line up with a ‘certain type’ you could say lol am okay with the gay label :)”


Friends and followers were seen sharing their messages of pride as Minecraft UK heavyweight Tommyinnit stated: “literal king s**t my big Gay friend”.

“Heck yes, dude!! So happy for you! Ra(i)nboo(w) ?”, Thomas Sanders added.

The American streamer joined YouTube in January 2020 and has since amassed over 60 million views.

Ranboo keeps his true identity private, wearing a mask in video appearances. He recently joined the Misfits Gaming Group.

The social media personality, who has almost four million subscribers, is also a member of the Minecraft server Dream SMP. Elsewhere, he boasts over four million followers on Twitch.

In March, Twitch announced that it would be looking into bringing legal action against “hate raids” after a spike in trolling of LGBT+ creators.

Twitch denounced these targeted attacks, saying “hate has no place on Twitch”. It added that the perpetrators involved had been identified and their accounts have been suspended.