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Avani Gregg speaks out after fan gets death threats over Twitter joke

Published: 27/Aug/2020 0:46

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Avani Gregg is hitting back at critics after one of her fans purportedly received death threats, which came about as the result of an unfortunate bandwagon Twitter trend that took place in her comment section.

In the age of social media, it’s easy to get lost and fall behind when it comes to jokes, memes and trends — particularly when those trends are all within your own fanbase and happen at lightspeed.

Such an instance occurred for TikTok star Avani Gregg on August 25. The drama began after one of her fans called out the influencer for appearing to play favorites among her viewerbase in a bitter tweet.

“Hi, so me and thousands of your fans are upset with you,” the viewer wrote. “It’s okay that you like her, but some times you don’t even pay attention to other fans. That makes us very sad and unmotivated. There are other people besides her.”

A fan accuses Avani Gregg of playing favorites among her viewerbase.
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A fan accuses Avani Gregg of playing favorites among her viewerbase.

Gregg’s fanbase quickly made a meme out of the fan’s comment, filling up the TikToker’s replies with the copy/pasted message. Gregg herself even got in on the trend — although, as it all happened so quickly and she didn’t see the original tweet, she didn’t actually know what it was all about.

Shortly thereafter, the fan who had originally posted the comment began to receive death threats and other hurtful messages, leading some viewers to lash out at Gregg for reposting the meme.

“Y’ALL ACT LIKE I KNOW WTF IS GOING ON,” Gregg hit back at critics. “I thought it was a joke toward Amelie, not towards that girl. NOW I’M GETTING BLAMED? How tf was I supposed to know when I didn’t see the original tweet?”

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“Y’all need to stop,” she continued. “If it’s getting out of hand, I’ll stop commenting, following and replying to you guys because honestly, I’ve had enough. Learn to love each other and be happy for each other.”

Gregg even threatened to unfollow everyone on social media for a short time in response to the fiasco — a scandal that blew up in everyone’s faces within a 24 hour period, showcasing the danger of miscommunication and the speed at which harmless memes can turn into serious online harassment.

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.