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GTA V RP streamer gets racially harassed multiple times during live broadcast

Published: 26/Jun/2019 22:57 Updated: 26/Jun/2019 23:00

by Virginia Glaze


It’s no secret that online platforms can harbor overwhelming amounts of toxicity, and gaming communities are not exempt from this rule – but a session of GTA V RP turned out to be a harrowing experience for one player.

“GTA V roleplay” is a modification of the popular Rockstar title, allowing players to get even more immersed in the game by taking on the role of an NPC and interacting with fellow roleplayers.

While most RP servers enforce strict rules and boast faithful communities, some players do not adhere to these guidelines – resulting in a less-than-savory experience for one user.

MsAshRocks, TwitterTwitch streamer MsAshRocks was the target of vicious racial harassment during a GTA V roleplay broadcast.

Twitch streamer ‘MsAshRocks’ was participating in a storyline during a broadcast in late June when she became a victim of targeted, racial harassment, as her character is a black, female paramedic.

One clip from her stream shows a car suddenly running over her character while she was “investigating” a crime scene, with the perpetrator shouting obscenities and racial slurs as she yells in surprise.

MsAshRocks wasn’t the only one shocked by the incident: her fellow RPer’s likewise found the debacle “all kinds of fucked up,” but that wasn’t the end of the harassment, by far.

The streamer was targeted yet again by another racist player, who mowed her down in a semi truck and yelled repeated racial slurs toward her – a tirade that was so appalling, MsAshRocks went silent.

MsAshRocks’ fellow players deduced that there must have been two harassers, with her chat expressing shock and sympathy that she was being targeted in such a brutal manner.

Despite the distressing harassment, MsAshRocks has decided to remain fiercely positive in light of the drama, choosing to be a “light” in her community to counter the hate.

“You’re looking at a strong black woman that won’t take shit from anyone,” she wrote in a Tweet following the stream. “I know I am a positive light in this community and you will not dim it! EVER. I am a black woman and I deserve to be listened to. Period. I will share any and everything I encounter and overcome.”

This wouldn’t be the first time GTA V RP has brought toxicity out of the woodwork, either; another female streamer was likewise a victim of targeted harassment, after appearing on a broadcast of popular Twitch streamer Greekgodx in late March.

After Greek asked if the streamer was actually crying, toxic members of his audience flocked to her chat, accusing her of being “mentally unstable” and calling her broadcast, “the worst stream I’ve ever seen.”

While Greekgodx later apologized to the streamer and denied any involvement with the toxic viewers, MsAshRocks has received no such sentiment from her harassers as of June 26.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!