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Female Overwatch streamer has perfect comeback to sexist abuse

Published: 22/Jun/2019 23:39 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 18:00

by Virginia Glaze

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Many online platforms suffer from toxic users, with gaming communities being one of them – and Overwatch is no exception, as seen during one female Twitch streamer’s broadcast of the popular game.

Twitch streamer ‘nweatherservice’ was in the middle of a game of Overwatch when she was teamed up with a toxic male player, who quickly turned to insults after being turned down by the streamer.

“So… me and you?” the teammate asked, as if insinuating that the two would “hook up.”

However, ‘nweatherservice’ wasn’t down with his proposition, and promptly denied his request, saying, “I’m good. I’ll pass.”

Her teammate apparently didn’t care to take no for an answer, replying with a vicious insult: “You sound fat, anyways.”

That wasn’t the end of his tirade, by far: he went on to ask the streamer how much she weighed, much to the apparent embarrassment of another teammate on voice chat.

“How much do you weigh?” he asked.

“Oh my god, dude,” the third teammate interrupted. “Let’s just drop this and play the game.”

‘Nweatherservice’ wasn’t just going to “drop” the abuse, though, and returned his insults in kind, replying with, “How many kills have you gotten? Oh, wait.”

Despite her brilliant comeback, the player continued to harass her – which led to a sick burn from another female player on their team.

“How many kills do you have?” the toxic player asked.

“Dude, if you could, for like three f*cking seconds, shut the f*ck up,” the other, female player replied.

“You sound fat as f*ck, too,” the player retorted.

“Yeah, dude, I’m f*ckin’ huge.”

“None of you are as fat as me, though,” another male player interjected. “I think I’m the fattest one out of all of us.”

In spite of the blatant abuse she suffered on stream, ‘nweatherservice’ explained that she merely has to “mute, report, and move on” from such harassment.

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“Btw, I am the streamer,” she said in a Reddit thread documenting the interaction. “Hello. Just have to mute, report and move on.”

Many commenters came out in support of the streamer’s reaction to her toxic teammate, and, while harassment runs rampant in many online communities, the encouragement ‘nweatherservice’ received shines a positive light on an otherwise bleary debacle.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.