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Dr Disrespect roasts Twitch following brand revamp

Published: 27/Sep/2019 5:27 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 12:16

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch star Guy ‘Dr Disrespect‘ Beahm has slammed the streaming platform’s recent redesign, taking aim at their interesting choice of font.

Twitch announced its redesign on September 26, revealing a brand new color scheme, logo, and font. The iconic purple is gone from the main website for the most part, replaced with either black or white across the website depending on if you run dark or light mode, and the font and logo have been changed up

However, these little alterations have caught the ire of some prominent streamers, like Dr Disrespect, who took aim at the platform’s decision-making.

GFUELThe Doc has slammed Twitch’s redesign.

The two-time commented on the new design hours after it was revealed, roasting the particular font Twitch decided to use as part of changing up their logo and other text.

“This Twitch font belongs on a Nokia phone,” he said, insinuating that the ‘modern’ redesign seem like a step backwards for the platform.

Dr Disrespect is not the only Twitch star to comment on the website’s refreshed look. On a September 26 stream, former Overwatch League pro Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca begged Twitch to “get (the old design) f***ing back,” while many other smaller streamers have expressed their disappointment.

The Twitch redesign was an attempt to modernize the platform, which hadn’t really had a massive update since all the way back in 2011. 

In an interview with The Verge, Twitch’s executive creative director Byron Phillipson said that it was important the redesign was centred around the community.

“Everything we do needs to be in service of making sure that the folks that are on our platform – our community – really feel like they matter,” he said.

New designs usually attract massive community disdain. Riot’s new logo for League of Legends turned heads for being too simple, while Twitter’s mobile-style desktop platform enraged users for the first few days, although people eventually got used to it.

The Doc has yet to go live with the new Twitch redesign up and running, seeing as how he’s currently busy with TwitchCon, but it’s very likely that the Two-Time will have some more opinions to share about it once he gets back to his regular schedule.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.