Vinnie Hacker Responds to Racial Slur Allegations: 'Can't Ever Catch a F***ing Break'

TikTok star Vinnie Hacker was forced to speak out in his own defense on Wednesday night, denying accusations of using racist language online.

The social media star, who boasts 10.7 million followers on TikTok, took to Twitter to deny claims that he had used the N-word during a gaming session on livestreaming platform Twitch.

Responding to a now-deleted tweet, Hacker explained that he was thanking a subscriber called Nikki in the clip that was shared online, as he wrote: "that was me thanking for a sub and i said the name fast bro?"

Hacker then shared a video of the moment in question in a bid to debunk the claims made against him.

The video—which was captioned: "so there's a video of vinnie supposedly saying the n word going around, but he didn't. here's the proof"—Hacker is quoted as saying in a transcription: "uhh nikki thank you for the sub."

Hacker also pointed out that he was defending himself against the accusations on his 19th birthday.

Tweeting his frustrations, he said: "i can't ever catch a f****** break. something new every f****** week. 'just ignore it' shut up. just shut up please for the love of god and let me live a life. every time it's 'but it's not everyone that is against you' well it's starting to f****** feel like it."

"today. today out of all days. and every time y'all are proven wrong. f*** everything," he added in a further tweet.

Following his rant, he wrote in a follow-up tweet: "sorry y'all im pretty tired and let my emotions get the best of me and i forgot i was f****** baller so everyone (that is annoying as s***" can *** respectfully."

btw…. pic.twitter.com/YKGVRUn2Vg

— Vinnie 😃 (@Vinniehacker) July 15, 2021

After explaining himself to his more than 572,000 Twitter followers, Hacker received an outpouring of support from several fans, though a number of detractors also continued to accuse the social media star of being "racist."

Earlier in the evening, he announced to his Twitter followers that he was hosting a livestream at 10 p.m. PST, writing once the session was over: "thank all of you for coming in today! ik it was short but it was super fun! i'm 19 now ig. boutta ball out. have a safe night everyone and thank you all for the bday wishes!"

Meanwhile, Hacker has been the focus of far less inflammatory rumors of late—that he's dating fellow TikTok star Nailea Devora.

today. today out of all days. and every time y’all are proven wrong. fuck everything.

— Vinnie 😃 (@Vinniehacker) July 15, 2021

sorry y’all im pretty tired and let my emotions get the best of me and i forgot i was fucking baller so everyone (that is annoying as shit” can smd respectfully

— Vinnie 😃 (@Vinniehacker) July 15, 2021

However, during a July 11 episode of Dixie D'Amelio's Early Late Night Show on YouTube, Devora sought to clear up the speculation as she said: "I always have seen him as a friend. We kind of have the same sense of humor, so it's always just been super friendly."

Addressing fans' hopes for the two to get together, Devora said: "It definitely does make you a little uncomfortable, because... you both are receiving that and seeing a lot of comments and stuff.

"It's a little weird. But I think it's never gotten between our friendship or anything. We've always been super cool about it. We both laugh at it. It's always just been friendly. He's great."

TikTok star Vinnie Hacker
Vinnie Hacker attends LiveXLive & Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms Press Conference at Fred Segal West Hollywood on May 18, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The TikTok star has denied accusations of having used racist language during a livestream. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for LiveXLive