Axel “ZexsOG” Torres, a member of the Army National Guard Twitch stream came under fire on Wednesday for one of his broadcasts back in August. Matthew Gault of Vice reported that Torres used a phrase that is repeated often by White Supremacists and Neo-Nazis as a kind of code to alert one to another.
He used it as a greeting that appeared to first be a hello to a new subscriber.
“Yo, six million wasn’t enough,” Torres said. “Thank you so much for the follow, I appreciate you.”
The phrase, “six million wasn’t enough” is a reference to the number of Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. It’s not clear whether the National Guard streamer understood this when he said it.
A Twitch viewer, with the username “6millionwasnt_nough” clipped the video and put it on YouTube. He put the caption “Army agreed.”
While it’s not clear if the National Guard streamer knew what the phrase meant, the viewer did. Right before Torres said the phrase that is drawing fire, he shouted out another user, Hyper Eagle.
“This was an unfortunate situation and goes against the Army values of fostering inclusiveness and diversity. We are working with our volunteers on the [Army National Guard] Twitch Page to educate them on screen names that may have racial or negative sentiment behind them,” Lieutenant colonel Jamie Alan Davis of the Army National Guard told the media in an email asking for comments on the situation.
Army National Guard streamer ‘ZexsOG’ Hasn’t Been Punished
Torres hasn’t spoken on the episode but Gault did find several divisive posts on his Facebook page. That page has since gone private.
Earlier this summer, the National Guard streamer posted about Kyle Rittenhouse. He called the alleged Kenosha shooter a “hero.”
Torres has also said welfare is divisive to black families. It’s not clear whether he will continue streaming on Twitch.