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CoD streamer claims she was doxxed & sent death threats over her clothing

Published: 5/Jan/2020 19:54

by Eli Becht

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An image of two female Twitch personalities went viral, and now one of the streamers is saying she’s receiving death threats as a result of it.

How streamers dress on Twitch has long been a point of contention among viewers, and that might have reached its boiling point shortly into 2020.

Paymoneywubby posted an image of two females, asking if viewers could tell which one was from adult site Chaturbate and which was from the Amazon-owned platform, before revealing both of them were Twitch streamers.

While he did block out of the faces of the two streamers, people were still able to figure out who they were, and ghostgirlxoxx, the woman with the avocado covering her face, says she has been doxxed and given death threats.

“Yeaaaa that’s me on the left in the picture, thanks to him now I have death threats and someone found my address,” she tweeted.

Ghostgirl revealed who she was in a response to Wubby’s tweet that also went viral, which claimed people only mention the Twitch Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when it comes to female streamers.

“Funny how when the topic of breaking Twitch’s TOS comes up, it’s ONLY about t*ts,” fellow streamer suspenders said. “Never about the RAMPANT racism, homophobia, transphobia and other bigotry that actually affects streamers.”

Three days after Wubby’s initial tweet, another streamer discovered ghostgirl was the third-largest Call of Duty channel on Twitch and posted a screenshot of her to his 22,000+ Twitter followers, asking why she is being watched by so many people.

She says she’s been streaming for four years now and at this point, it’s about more than just the money.

That’s not all that surprising to hear considering a big part of being a streamer is connecting with your audience, and doing things they like to see.

With that said, she does concede that for a lot of people it is about the cash rather than the enjoyment of interacting with viewers.

Ghostgirl says she belly dances, which is why she streams with an exposed stomach, but she plays a wide variety of games on the platform.

Some of these games include Call of Duty, Outlast, and League of Legends, just to name a few.

She boasts over 58,000 followers on Twitch, with nearly 3,000 gained since the Wubby tweet.

It should be eye-opening to many to see this type of behavior happen to female streamers, especially since it’s not the first time.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.