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Social Media Influencer Sketch Addresses Gay Porn Clips: 'That Was Me... I'm a Changed Person'

Kilian Melloy READ TIME: 2 MIN.

Following the posting of explicit gay footage on OnlyFans, Twitch streamer Sketch – real name Kylie Cox – went online live to own it, telling viewers, "Two years ago, I did some stuff," and adding: "You know, I'm a changed person."

"Online controversy raged when images of the 25-year-old engaged in adult content on the subscription site leaked to social media," reported UK newspaper the Daily Mail.

Reports noted that in a July 8 livestream, Sketch tried to tackle the topic with humor, calling the livestream his "Sketch of the Union" and referencing the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal from the 1990s, in which then-President Clinton famously claimed, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." The streamer echoed that line by saying, "So, two years ago, I did not have sexual relations with that man."

"I'm just kidding," the streaming star continued. "I did. Possibly." Then, he added: "Cat's out of the bag. It's okay."

Kim Kardashian also came up as Sketch brought a measure of levity to the situation, saying that he asks himself "what would Kim Kardashian do?"

"If I get one more text about Kim Kardashian," he added, in mock exasperation. "I'm just kidding, but I've been referenced to Kim Kardashian more often today than I have in the past 20 years of my life."

"Cox began streaming as Sketch in 2023, achieving fame for livestreaming the Madden NFL 24 football video game," Forbes backgrounded. "He became known for his sense of humor and catchphrases and mannerisms like 'What's up, brother?' (which he says while raising his index finger) and 'Special teams, special plays, special players,'" as well as his way of pounding his fists together and flapping his arms – gestures that the sporting world have adopted.

But while the streaming star's humor was in evidence, he also delved into the darker undercurrents behind the video, tying the explicit images to having had "addiction issues" during what he called "a dark time" and "A rough, rough time."

The influencer suggested that the video being posted to OnlyFans started out as another "rough time," and implied that the shock initially left him feeling suicidal. But, he said, the two-year-old footage coming to light was also a "weight lifted off my shoulders."

"I've been living under the threat of that coming out for like two years," Sketch said. "I started social media just kind of d*cking around" with "that in my past."

Added the streamer: "You have some stuff in the closet; no pun intended there."

If things are "okay," Sketch said, it's due to the support of his parents and his friends, including cornerback Sauce Gardner, who, the Mail conveyed, posted a supportive message.

"Sketch handled the situation better than a lot of people would've. The same ones that loved him before all of this will love him after and if they don't then they didn't really love him to begin with. People go through tough times and it promotes growth. I stand with him," Gardner posted.

Also standing with Sketch is Big Cat, the host of the sports podcast "Popular Barstool," who wrote: "Sketch is awesome and I hope he knows the majority of people, myself included, have his back."

by Kilian Melloy , EDGE Staff Reporter

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.

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