"I think Rae was just a target:" Nadeshot defends Valkyrae amid RFLCT controversy

Nadeshot, a Founder and co-owner of 100 Thieves, spoke out in defense of Valkyrae during the Courage and Nadeshot show on Thursday. Nadeshot, who has been publicly supportive of Rae but generally quiet on this issue so far, finally spoke out specifically to defend her, calling her a "target."



Valkyrae is in the midst of an ongoing scandal regarding her involvement in a skincare line called RFLCT, which claims to protect your skin from blue light damage, despite the science around blue light damaging your skin being dubious. The situation was made worse when Valkyrae claimed to have seen the research but wasn't able to show her fans.


"She told me about this idea a year and a half ago," Nadeshot said on the show. "I don't know a god damn thing about blue light, I know people have sold blue light glasses, maybe blue light affects your eyes differently than your skin. But for me that doesn't know anything about the beauty industry except for all the things you just said, they advertise that this skin product will make you stop aging and no one bats an eye."


He continued, "I think Rae was just a target. Everyone in the gaming industry just looks every week to find something they are going to be mad about to talk about on social media. I think Rae got the brunt on it."


Nadeshot explained that he took this long to say anything about the scandal because he has been on vacation and away from social media for the past week. 


"I cannot believe the level of scrutiny she received for something that happens every single day in every industry that has ever existed," he concluded.


Nadeshot and Courage also condemned Rae's friends for not standing by Rae and RFLCT, implying that creators are obligated to support their friends regardless of what product they are selling or the claims it is making. 


Rae has been under fire for over a week now regarding this product. In leaked DMs shown on Wednesday evening, Rae told Ludwig that she was looking for a way out of her contract with RFLCT after she learned that RFLCT has no intention of releasing the research backing their products to the public. While some people like Ludwig and Nadeshot have been supportive, others like Pokimane, Hasan, and many others have leveled heavy criticisms at Rae's involvement in RFLCT.

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