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Greekgodx explains why he wants to “kill” his Twitch channel

Published: 27/Apr/2020 12:20

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos has revealed why he is hoping to drive his viewership down in order to “rebuild” it from scratch.

Greekgodx is one of the most popular British streamers on Twitch, with an audience of 1.1 million followers, and recently moved to the United States in order to complete his switch to stream under the Team Solo Mid banner.

However, during his April 26 livestream, Greek stated that he is actively trying to drive his viewership down in order to shake toxic individuals who “follow” him around the internet.

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Greek’s TSM announcement video poked fun at American culture.

“I’d rather just start from zero and rebuild my community and get rid of all the toxic frogs dude honestly,” he said. “They’ll still be obsessed with me, that’s the only problem. They’ll still like dislike videos, dislike any post because deep down they love me, but they love to hate me… I’m down to kill my channel and rebuild it.”

He went on to explain that these efforts to rid his channel of toxicity are the reason he’s been playing so much CoD: Warzone of late.

Greek’s viewers have been called out as toxic in the past, with streamer Erobb suggesting it affects the way in which Greek behaves. It seems like the Brit has reached a similar conclusion, and is doing his best to rid his channel of negativity.

“Give me 2,000 viewers buddy, I don’t give a f**k,” the TSM streamer continued. “As long as I’ve just got a nice community, I just wanna enjoy my experience streaming. Is that too much to ask?”

Greek finished by reflecting some of the hate and “victim” accusations he may get as a result of making the change, but brushed them off as the kind of complaints he is trying to get away from.

It is the latest change in a number of adjustments Greek is making to try and make his Twitch environment more positive. He recently shared details of an auto-ban system he and a few other streamers are trying to implement, in order to remove abusive and hateful viewers.

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Nessa Barrett hits back at attacks telling her to kill herself

Published: 25/Oct/2020 21:04

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikToker Nessa Barrett has, once again, had to hit out against some of the trolls who harass her online, after their bullying took a sinister turn. 

Barrett has had a difficult few days after becoming unwittingly involved in the Jaden Hossler and Mads Lewis ‘diss track’ drama.

After hinting at a collaboration with Hossler on Twitter, she was accused of ‘shading’ his ex girlfriend and former friend, Lewis by hiding a range of Twitter replies referring to her.

However, judging by her recent Tweets, Barrett has enough problems of her own to concern herself with someone else’s drama, as she opened up about some of the intense abuse she had recently received online on Twitter.

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Nessa Barrett appeals to fans to leave her alone.

In a series of Tweets, she appealed to trolls to “stop telling [her] to kill [her]self,” explaining that she doesn’t “need to hear it anymore on top of [her] own thoughts [she] battle[s] everyday.”

Giving an insight to the struggles of being in the public eye, Barrett tells fans that they “have no idea how draining it is.”

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Fans have rallied around Barrett following her Tweets.

In response to these raw and honest Tweets, fans on Instagram rallied around the TikToker, with one user saying: “Imagine receiving thousands of death treats I could never — all I have to say is she’s so strong.”

Another user said that the fact that she had to tweet this was “so sad,” while a further user said “TikTok is so toxic damn.”

Nessa Barrett’s mental health battle

Nessa Barrett has bravely spoken out about her experiences with mental health several times in the past. In an August interview with Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about being diagnosed with conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

“I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six,” she said at the time.

“And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

Being a singer as well as a TikToker, she channelled a lot of her mental heath struggles into songs such as her debut single ‘Pain,’ which she explains was written during a “really vulnerable time” where, among other things, she was once again receiving a lot of hate online.

She also spoke out on Twitter in September about the “serious” and “personal” nature of her mental health issues after she was filmed crying in a restaurant by celebrity paparazzo Kevin Wong.

Hopefully, Barrett’s latest Tweets will be enough of a wake up call for trolls to stop harassing her when she is already feeling vulnerable.