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Female Overwatch streamer exposes sexist abuse during Competitive match

Published: 10/Jul/2019 20:37 Updated: 10/Jul/2019 20:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the anonymity of the internet, many online spaces are rife with toxicity and abuse – and gaming communities are no exception to this rule, with Overwatch being one of them, as evidenced by one female player’s experience during a Competitive match.

It’s no secret that leaving your mic on can result in some awkward moments in-game, with players broadcasting their trash talk for teammates to hear – but sometimes, these interactions can turn toxic, resulting in racist and sexist abuse.

Competitive Overwatch player and collegiate team captain Chassidy ‘Cupcake’ Kaye became a victim of such abuse during a match on July 9, which she uploaded to Twitter to expose her toxic teammates, who made multiple sexist and racist comments throughout the duration of her game.

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“Am I the only one shooting this shield, right now?” Cupcake can be heard asking.

“I’m sorry, I’m the only one who’s gonna say this, can you get on Mercy?” one male teammate replies, leading to a cacophony of laughter from the other players.

“So, just out of curiosity, is this how you guys treat every girl who comes into your Comp games?” Cupcake challenged.

“Shut the fuck up and make us sandwiches,” another teammate replied.

“Go mop our floors,” another interjected.

That’s far from the last of the abuse Cupcake experienced: another teammate appeared to comment on the “lower IQ” of women, while yet another shouted a racial slur into his microphone.

However, these miscreants didn’t get away scott-free: Cupcake posted an image of their usernames in a thread discussing the abuse, explaining that every single player on her team took part in the sexist commentary.

This wouldn’t be the first time a female player has experienced sexist abuse during Overwatch games, by far: Twitch streamer ‘nweatherservice’ was likewise met with a tirade of such abuse during a stream in late June, with a toxic teammate calling her “fat” and asking her about her weight during a Competitive game.

Overwatch isn’t the only offender for such abuse, either – streamer ‘MsAshRocks’ was similarly targeted with a series of racist tirades during a stream of GTA V Roleplay, being killed twice by players who screamed racial slurs after taking out her character.

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While gaming communities continue to suffer from toxicity, sexism, and racism, players like Cupcake help shine a spotlight on such abuse, with her Tweet quickly going viral across the Overwatch scene as players offer their support in light of the debacle.

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Jaden Hossler’s new song with Iann Dior fuels Mads Lewis breakup rumors

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:11

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Jaden Hossler has fuelled rumors of a break up with fellow creator Mads Lewis after he released his latest single this week.

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music. Madison ‘Mads’ Lewis also has a big following, with 10.9 million followers and 5.6 million Instagram followers.

The pair first started dating in the second half of 2019 but broke up in February after rumors that Jaden had cheated. However, they have since reunited and began dating again in the summer. Now it looks as though the relationship could be over once again.

The song “Tonight” with Iann Dior, which Jaden released on October 21, features lyrics that fans speculate are about Mads. The chorus features the lyrics “We’re holding on to nothing, And we’re holding on too tight,” while the end of the song has an outro with someone on the phone saying “Jaden if you don’t pick up the phone right now, that’s not funny.”

One of the top comments on YouTube says “Is this about him and Mads holding on to nothing or what?”, while others are convinced that the outro sounds exactly like Mads.

There’s more evidence yet

Not only has Mads unfollowed Jaden on Instagram, but an unreleased song by Jaden that leaked in an Instagram Live appears to point to a rocky ending between the two.

In a clip of the Live from Jaden’s friend Cooper Noriega, the track seems to reference the dog “Juice” that Mads and Jaden adopted together and features the lyrics “I’m through, I’ve had enough of you, I’m giving up.”

Meanwhile, Mads has also been writing music and posted a clip of a song she had been working on to her story. The song’s lyrics are also emotional and point to an unfaithful boyfriend with the lyrics “I wanted to believe that you were still sleeping alone.”

Both have since posted cryptic tweets that may be addressing the situation. Jaden wrote “I’m sorry for being a baby, I’m just going through it right now,” pleaded with fans to “stop asking for me to unravel my life” and explained he would be taking a break from social media.

Mads tweeted, “I appreciate the love and support but I do not like seeing hate on people. Please do not post hateful things to anyone.”

There have been several allegations of Jaden cheating. Rumors surfaced in September when he was accused of cheating on his ex-girlfriend with Mads. While In July, Chase Hudson called out Hossler for not only “actively trying to hook up with Dixie [D’Amelio]”, but also for cheating on Mads an “endless amount of times […] for the past few months.”