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Female streamer claims one big Twitch star is encouraging sexism

Published: 6/Jan/2020 11:31

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch streamer Peachachoo has slammed the “sexism and misogyny” she believes exists on the platform, claiming that one large creator actively encourages it.

Issues surrounding female streamers have long been a point of contention with Twitch, especially regarding their treatment by viewers and grey areas surrounding Terms of Service and what is and isn’t acceptable while live.

Now, Peachachoo has clearly had enough and spoken out on the issue, saying that one popular streamer has helped breed sexism, saying it’s “extremely disheartening.”

Instagram: PeachachooPeachachoo usually does ASMR or Just Chatting streams, as well as playing the occasional indie game.

In a livestream on January 5, Peachachoo was chatting with her audience when one viewer asked her opinion on the rise of ‘incels’ (involuntary celibates) on Twitch.

Responding to the question, she replied: “I think that we call them incels, but what we really mean to call them are sexists and misogynists, and I think that it’s really disheartening. I think that there’s a very large creator on the platform that advocates for and condones, and lets misogyny and sexism slide.”

Continuing on, Peachachoo explained how it feels to see said creator have such a large following: “It’s extremely disheartening to see a person with those really strong sexist opinions being followed by so many people. I think that’s really sad.”

The streamer didn’t stop there, though. She went on to call the issue “problematic,” claiming that it’s “accepted within that sphere [of people].”

Despite claiming that a major content creator on the site encourages this behaviour, Peachachoo didn’t implicitly name which streamer she was talking about.

The content creator currently has just under 16,000 followers on the platform which, while impressive, is likely trumped by that of the “very large creator.”

Peachachoo isn’t the first female streamer to claim that sexism is an issue on the platform, and she likely won’t be the last. It has been a widely-reported issue in many areas of gaming and entertainment – just days prior to this stream, a Luminosity Fortnite pro was called out for sexism against a female opponent.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”