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Internet steps in to support Twitch streamer viciously bullied due to birth defect

Published: 12/Apr/2019 22:09 Updated: 13/Apr/2019 15:02

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that the internet can be a vicious place, no matter who you are – but for social media personalities, bullying can get especially severe, as one Twitch streamer experienced during a live broadcast.

Some viewers of popular streamer ‘Mizkif’ were browsing Twitch’s ‘Just Chatting’ category in his offline chat when they came across another streamer named ‘OnlySonic,’ who was being relentlessly harassed by a bully during an April 11 broadcast.

The bully, going by the screen name of ‘xiedahgoo,’ made a slew of rude and deplorable comments about OnlySonic’s face, calling his appearance “disfigured” and “fucked up.”

OnlySonic became the victim of targeted online harassment, after one viewer spat hateful vitriol at the streamer due to a birth defect.
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Hitting back at online harassment

“You know what, I’m not gonna sit here with one of my daily lessons,” OnlySonic said of the issue, later apologizing for the user “spamming his chat” with hateful remarks and claiming that such harassment doesn’t “usually happen” on his streams.

OnlySonic went on to explain that he had been born with a birth defect, which prompted further vitriol from the bully – until a few good-hearted viewers from Mizkif’s online chat stepped in to remedy the situation.

Good-hearted viewers save the day

Mizkif’s viewers flooded OnlySonic with positive messages and encouragement, even attempting to get him in duos with Mizkif in popular MOBA game Smite – prompting an enthusiastic reaction from OnlySonic in the process.

“Play Smite with Mizkif?” Only Sonic said of the possibility. “That’d be fuckin’ awesome. I know Mizkif. I mean, I know of him.”

“…he handled it like a god,” one commenter wrote. “The ‘!face’ command as a response is just perfect, shows the toxic commenter that his words don’t do shit to this guy! I wish him well in his streaming career!”

Reddit community helps raise money for new PC

Update, April 13: Responding to this story and the widespread outpouring of support for OnlySonic, the community has helped reach his donation goal of $1,600 to buy a “actual gaming PC”.

OnlySonic explains that he couldn’t believe when his viewers helped him purchase a microphone and stand for only $100, never mind enough for a new rig.

In a positive turn of events, the bully was later banned from Twitch due to his comments, marking a warm victory for OnlySonic in light of the harassment.

OnlySonic’s situation prompted a slew of sympathy across Reddit, with users commending the streamer for handling the situation with poise and vehemently decrying the bully’s actions.

Commenters across Reddit spoke out against the harassment against OnlySonic, with others commending his handling of the situation.
https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/bcd8px/onlysonic_got_quite_heavily_bullied_by_a_viewer/

Entertainment

Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.