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Bryce Hall apologizes after backlash over “insensitive” LGBT tweet

Published: 25/Jun/2020 6:01 Updated: 25/Jun/2020 6:11

by Andrew Amos

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TikTok star Bryce Hall has apologized after fans criticized the Sway House member for an “insensitive” tweet about “straight TikTok” and “introducing heterophobia.”

The TikTok star has found himself in trouble once again, this time over what he’s said.

Hall, who has almost 10 million followers on TikTok, made a tweet on June 24 asking fans about “straight TikTok,” insinuating that such a phrase was promoting “heterophobia.”

“What is ‘straight’ TikTok and why does everyone hate it,” he said in a now-deleted tweet. “We are on the cusp of ending homophobia and now we’re introducing heterophobia? What the f**k is 2020.”

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The tweet caught the ire of many of the TikTok star’s fans, who claimed the tweet in itself was homophobic and dismissive of the issues faced by LGBT people.

The tweet was only live for a matter of minutes before Hall took it down. He then immediately responded with an apology, saying that the comment he made was “insensitive” and that he is “not cultured” on those issues.

“That tweet was insensitive and obviously I’m not cultured on it and I shouldn’t have spoken,” he said in a Twitter post. “I’m a dumb sh*t and I don’t think before I speak, and I’m sure all of you know this by now. I’m super sorry for offending anyone and I promise it won’t happen again.”

He also apologized to certain fans individually. “I didn’t try to come across like that and that’s why I immediately deleted it because I realized how f**ked it sounded. I shouldn’t have spoken on it and again I’m so sorry,” he told one fan.

“I’m not asking for you to forgive me but just know, I’m truly sorry that I offended you and a whole community and I promise it won’t happen again,” he told another.

It comes less than 24 hours after Hall penned an emotional essay to his fans after his arrest, reliving the “mortifying” experience of spending a night in jail. “While I’ve messed up in the past, I’m learning and growing,” he said.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!