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IRL streamer casually picked up by Mayor while traveling across Australia

Published: 13/Jul/2019 9:59

by Connor Bennett

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IRL Twitch streamer Trevor ‘Hitch’ Daneliuk couldn’t believe his luck when the mayor of the town he was visiting in Australia offered him a ride during his broadcast.

While plenty of Twitch’s IRL [in-real-life] streamers just hang out at home, chatting with viewers and reacting to videos – some do actually venture outside and create content while traveling. 

One such streamer is Hitch. The 25-year-old Canadian can regularly be found hitchhiking his way across a country for thousands of viewers. His most recent trek took him across Japan and saw the streamer run into some hilarious and some embarrassing incidents. Now, though, Hitch has made the small jump across to Australia where he’s experiencing more heartwarming encounters.  

hitch_live/InstagramHitch recently streamed a couple of months of travels in Japan.
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During his July 12 stream, Hitch had been looking for a ride a few hours into his broadcast from Potato Point. As he waited by a set of traffic lights, the streamer began striking up conversation with passers-by in the hopes of securing a ride.

He struck gold when one detail-filled car pulled up alongside him and quizzed him on where he was going. As the stranger offered him a lift, Hitch obliged and grabbed his gear before introducing himself properly. 

It didn’t take long for Twitch’s everyday explorer to find out that the woman was actually the mayor of the town he was in, and could take him a short way up the road.

Of course, it’s not every day that Hitch runs into a politician, even if it’s just at the local level like a small town mayor, so he didn’t pass up the chance to ask questions. 

The pair immediately struck up a rapport after Hitch asked about her history of being the mayor, if she had always wanted to be in politics, and other queries about the town. 

Unfortunately for the Canadian, he wasn’t in the company of the Mayor for all too long, getting dropped off five minutes later.

While she offered to give him a second lift later on in the day, if he still needed help, the streamer found another kind soul to take him on his way up to Nowra, New South Wales before ultimately trying to make it to Brisbane.

As with any Hitch journey, he’s going to be sticking around for a little while longer yet, so who knows what other random encounters he will run into on his trek across Australia.

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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.