In an unusual move, prominent Twitch personality Kai Cenat has now broken his silence over the wild brawl that erupted on August 4th at what was supposed to be a “safe and fun” giveaway event in New York City.
Cenat addressed the audience through a Twitch broadcast titled “FIRST STREAM AFTER NEW YORK,” expressing his extreme sorrow and dissatisfaction with the events that resulted in several injuries and 65 arrests.
During the live broadcast, the 21-year-old streamer, who had planned the event without formal authorization, shared deep insights into his thoughts and feelings.
“I’m totally disappointed, dude. Bro, I was quite disappointed in anybody who got disruptive that day.
“That s**t is not cool at all,” he moaned. Cenat’s statements conveyed the depth of his emotions as well as his sincere attempt to disassociate himself from the violence that ruined the occasion.
Cenat was open about the fact that the turmoil that ensued at the giveaway event was not his plan. “I want people to understand that none of that was my intention, you know what I mean?”
“I had good intentions for this whole thing, bro, and none of that was my intention,” he said throughout the webcast.
He went on to express his displeasure with the events of that day, claiming that such gatherings should not only be safe but also pleasurable for everyone involved.
Cenat highlighted his personal connection to the city as he reflected on his hopes to give back to the community that created his identity.
“It’s always been my dream to give back to the community that made me who I am, bro,” he stated earnestly.
The events of that fateful Friday, though, forced him to face the extent of his power. “But after Friday, bro, I realized how much not only power but influence I have over people,” Cenat said.
The streamer’s anguish could be felt as he described seeing recordings of individuals vandalizing and leaping on automobiles during the event.
“And I’m thinking to myself as I watch the video, ‘Why?'” ‘I mean, why?’ “Do you understand what I’m saying?” he wondered aloud.
Cenat offered a prayer and apologized to “those who’ve been affected by this whole thing,” displaying his regret and acknowledgment of the damage done.
As previously reported, Cenat planned the giveaway event without obtaining the necessary authorization, resulting in thousands of people congregating in Union Square in expectation of getting PlayStation 5 consoles and gift cards.
According to ABC News, the situation deteriorated, culminating in 65 arrests, 30 of them were minors. Cenat faced legal ramifications after being accused with at least two charges of instigating a riot and illegal assembly.
The event’s aftermath is still being felt throughout New York City, emphasizing the significance of proper event preparation and the possible repercussions of activities that bring big audiences.
Kai Cenat’s real and remorseful acknowledgement of the issue serves as a reminder that objectives, no matter how well-intended, must be matched with smart execution to guarantee the safety and pleasure of all community event attendees.