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Alinity promises to “be better” following emotional Twitch stream

Published: 4/Jul/2020 23:05 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 16:39

by Brent Koepp

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Popular streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon vowed to “be better” in a tweet on July 4. This personality saw a wave of support after she emotionally broke down on Twitch days prior after revealing how much online harassment was impacting her.

Alinity is one of the most watched female streamers on Twitch, with over 1.2 million subscribed to her channel. However during her July 2 broadcast, the star broke down after revealing how relentless hate for her past mistakes was taking a toll on her mental health.

After the emotional video went viral, the personality received a wave of support from her peers in the industry – including Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who apologized for a tweet he made about her earlier in the week. The 32-year old thanked everyone, and promised to make changes.

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The popular streamer revealed how much online hate had gotten to her in an emotional broadcast.

Alinity vows to “be better”

Alinity’s July 2 broadcast was eye-opening for many, as the personality explained just how much hateful comments online had started to overwhelm her. “The s**t you guys say really affects people, okay? You guys have no idea how many times I’ve wanted to kill myself,” she confessed.

The clip quickly went viral, as the emotionally raw moment put a spotlight on the mental health of online personalities – which is often overlooked. Following her statements, the Twitch star saw a wave of support from those within the streaming community.

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The 32-year old took to Twitter on July 4 to thank everyone, and vowed to make changes. “The amount of support is incredible, it’s impossible to thank everyone so I hope saying it here is good enough. Thank you. I will be better. But this is bigger than me. Please listen to each other.”

Her stream also sparked calls for there to be less toxicity in the industry. To set an example, Ninja deleted his June 29 tweet which referenced her past controversies. The Fortnite star apologized and said, “I kept looking back at the tweet and saying I wouldn’t have sent that if I wasn’t a little tilted. I apologize as well.”

The Twitch star’s poignant moment happened in the wake of Twitch legend Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein’s passing on July 2. Discussion about online bullying and mental health has been brought to the forefront.

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Alinity continues to crush it on Twitch, pulling in millions of followers to her channel. The personality consistently gets thousands of viewers a broadcast, making her one of the most watched streamers on the platform.

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Twitch streamer goes viral by posting same photo on Instagram every day

Published: 8/Oct/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer and comedian Mark Samyal Bonanno has gone viral for posting the same photo of himself and his father to Instagram every single day — with a few humorous modifications, of course.

Every once in a while, someone gets incredibly creative with their social media presence; but with so many content creators out there nowadays, it seems like just about everything has already been done.

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This is not the case for Twitch streamer, comedian and actor Mark Bonanno, who took his Instagram game to the next level with a little inspiration from his father.

Bonanno is part of Australian absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna, which boasts an impressive YouTube presence of over 315,000 subscribers.

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Best known for their comedy sketches and humorous podcast, Aunty Donna has become quite the name in the Aussie online space, and Bonanno is showing off his comedy chops even further via his Instagram account.

A quick look at his profile will show some interesting results: His entire profile consists of a single photo posted multiple times, showing himself and his father posing in front of a blue Ford sedan.

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GOLD 104 GOOD TIMES AND GREAT CLASSIC PHOTO OF MY DAD (CHARLIE) AND ME IN FRONT OF THE WOGLYF CAR

A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

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These photos stretch back far into his account, each with a different spin; Bonanno even recreated the photo with TF2 characters in Garry’s Mod, while others show the two in front of the famous code seen in the Matrix films or other odd backgrounds.

His latest pic (at the time of writing) shows his father’s head photoshopped into that of a velociraptor — and although it’s not exactly Jurassic Park-levels of frightening, it’s certainly worth a good laugh.

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Just the photo of my dad (Raptor) and me in front of the woglyf car. I hope neither of us turn to the darkside. Credit: @brennawin89

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Bonanno’s Instagram shenanigans have since gone viral online, earning him wide appeal as viewers can’t seem to get enough of the daily photoshopped madness of the same picture; but a cheeky Q&A session with his pater has revealed that he wasn’t actually aware the photo would turn into such a long-running gag.

In response to a fan’s question about the pic, Bonanno’s father, Charlie (real name Carmelo), wrote: “I thought it was a bit of fun. I didn’t know he was going to do this, though.”

Charlie answers a question about Mark's daily photoshopping posts.
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A cheeky Q&A sesh with Mark’s father, Charlie, revealed his humorous thoughts on the now viral daily photo project.

Shenanigans aside, it seems that Mark’s wacky undertaking has taken off in a major way, giving fans and onlookers something wild to look forward to every day.