Anthony Reeves & Avani respond to backlash over MAGA hat in TikTok - Dexerto
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Anthony Reeves & Avani respond to backlash over MAGA hat in TikTok

Published: 15/Jul/2020 12:26 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 12:27

by Alice Hearing

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Popular Tiktokker Anthony “luvanthony” Reeves has come under fire after eagle-eyed fans spotted a “Make America Great Again” hat in a TikTok posted by Avani Gregg.

Anthony Reeves is a member of TikTok’s Sway House in Los Angeles. He has 9.3 million TikTok followers and 2 million Instagram followers. He is also known for dating Hype House member Avani Gregg who herself boasts 22.4 million TikTok followers.

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Creator ‘Ronnielukyanov’ duetted a TikTok posted by Avani, which has since been deleted and zoomed in on what looked like a MAGA hat in the corner. It was promptly posted to TikTokroom where fans expressed their outrage, with one adding “I used to be so in love with Anthony but now every time I see him I get angry.”

Anthony Reeves and Avani Gregg in Las Vegas
Instagram: Avani Gregg
Avani leapt to Anthony’s defense on Twitter

Anthony and Avani were quick to leap onto TikTokroom and Twitter to explain that it was Anthony who owned the hat, but that he is not a Trump supporter. Avani tweeted that Anthony received the hat as a gift.

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She explained that she wanted him to burn it, but he had decided to sell the hat “and profit off a dumb trump supporter”, saying that it was worth $3,000 because it was signed.

Avani hit out at critics on Twitter, she wrote “I’m so done with y’all reaching. I AM NOT A TRUMP SUPPORTER ASK ANYONE.”

@ronnielukyanov##duet with @ronnielukyanov ##greenscreen♬ original sound – guiltyaesthetic

“Yes, a dumb white supremacist will pay 3k for a hat signed by their ‘leader’… y’all make me wanna rip my head off and put it in a blender”

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Anthony also defended himself on Twitter explaining that “Ya boy is trying to make a bag” and wrote, “I’m not gonna get canceled for that damn hat.”

“There’s a reason why I never wore and it’s also sitting behind OTHER HATS I’M SELLING,” Anthony wrote.

Anthony has confirmed that of the money that he makes from selling the hat, $1,000 will be going to two different Black Lives Matter charities and $1,000 will be to a charity helping out with the crisis in Yemen.

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Twitch streamer Quin69’s viewers can literally flashbang him by donating

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:21

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer has found a way to let his viewers flashbang him in real life — and it looks absolutely hilarious.

As streaming grows, it becomes increasingly harder for aspiring creators to really stand out among their peers, and you’ll often see that some of the top streamers have something unique about them, or their stream, that keeps viewers coming back for more.

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The best example of this is someone like Dr Disrespect, who adopts the Doc persona whenever he goes live and feeds into the character, offering fans something a little more unique.

So, to stand out among the crowd, you need something original — and Quin69 might have found the best solution.

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Quin69 streamer pose
YouTube: Quin69
Quin69 keeps up a spirited stream for his viewers, and this flashbang feature only adds to it.

While streamers often take donations from fans who are looking to show support, Quin has given his viewers a little something extra.

That’s because if you donate a certain amount to Quin’s stream, you hear the call of “throwing flashbang” before the room goes bright white, with Quin forced to close his eyes or squint through the flash if he wants to continue playing.

As you can see below, it doesn’t look like a massively enjoyable experience for the streamer, who has to sit through the pain; but it definitely looks amusing for the viewer.

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He clearly tries to shrug it off and acts as though it doesn’t bother him, but we can only imagine how often his viewers flashbang him while in an intense moment of whatever game he’s playing which, truthfully, makes it all the more funny.

For a good example, here’s him being flashed while in a boss fight on Path of Exile, at the worst possible moment.

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Of course, it’s all fun and games, and Quin wouldn’t have the option there if it truly bothered him, but we can only imagine how many games he loses momentum in thanks to temporary blindness.