IRL streamer hatches genius plan to save girl being harassed in Tokyo - Dexerto

IRL streamer hatches genius plan to save girl being harassed in Tokyo

Published: 20/Mar/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer ‘robcdee’ is well-known for his IRL adventures in Tokyo, Japan and helping out tourists in distress. His March 20 broadcast proved once again that he’s up for the challenge – even when those in need don’t speak English.

Rob was walking through the popular Shibuya district at night when he spotted a woman being chatted up by two men.

In Japan, it’s common for men to use a very aggressive style of flirting. Despite it being a popular practice in the country, it’s still frowned upon.

While the streamer didn’t approach the Spanish-speaking girl at first, she definitely noticed him and eyed Rob as he walked past her, talking with his chat about a drink he had bought.

“Girl in distress?” sub-gifter Collected1 asked.

“She’s okay,” Rob replied. “She’s Spanish.”

The Spanish tourist noticed Rob walking down the street.

However, his chat didn’t agree with the observation and encouraged the streamer to step in. “Save her,” another user responded. “Yeah, that girl seemed weirded out.”

“Actually? Really?” Rob wondered, and did a quick 180 turn. “You guys just want another clip.”

Just like that, Rob, who is actually from Australia, approached the woman and claimed to be from Spain.

The girl, however, didn’t buy it, and questioned Rob’s nationality even though the two Japanese men continued to chat her up. After his attempt at speaking Spanish failed, he had no choice but to be upfront about his true intentions.

“I’m trying to help you!” he laughed.

The woman finally got the hint and leaned closer to Rob while the Japanese men started wondering if he was her boyfriend or not.

The girl’s boyfriend showed up after Rob helped her out.

“No, just friends,” he replied. “Let’s go. Have a good night, guys.”

With that, Rob was able to get the girl away from the two men right as her actual boyfriend approached from the other side of the street.

Rob has made quite a name for himself saving tourists in need, including one instance where he helped a drunk man get back to his Airbnb.

Clearly, he’s the hero Tokyo needs – and maybe even the one it deserves.

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PewDiePie explains why he was “wrong” about Avatar: The Last Airbender

Published: 27/Oct/2020 22:32

by Brent Koepp


After months of fans begging, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg finally caved in and watched hit Nickelodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender. The popular YouTuber admitted he was wrong for thinking the animation was going to be “childish.”

Despite releasing in 2005, The Last Airbender has taken the world by storm in 2020 after Netflix added it to its service back in April. Viewers have fallen in love with its epic story about a monk named Aang who can control the elements of water, earth, air, and fire.

Now, you can add YouTube’s biggest content creator, PewDiePie, to the long list of fans of the show. During his October 26 upload, the Swede revealed his thoughts on Avatar after fans had constantly asked him to react to the animation over the last year. The star admitted he was “wrong” for pre-judging it.

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The popular YouTuber reacted to Avatar fanart about his wife, Marzia.

PewDiePie explains why he was “wrong” about Avatar

The YouTuber gave his review of The Last Airbender after reacting to adorable Avatar fanart a Redditor made of his wife, Marzia. The user re-imagined the 31-year-old’s spouse as waterbender Katara from the popular Nickelodeon show.

“I just finished Season 2! I know everyone was crazy about me watching Avatar, and it was so annoying,” Kjellberg said. Viewers had been making memes for months and begging with the entertainer to jump into the hit animation.

While Pewds called the first few episodes “childish”, he ended up loving the series as it went on. “It’s so childish in the first episodes, but it gets so good! It gets REALLY good! So you were right, and I am willing to admit I was wrong. Guys, I made a mistake. I pre-judged Avatar and it was actually great,” he continued.

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Pewds actually watched Avatar’s first episode, The Boy in the Iceberg, with viewers during an August YouTube livestream, although the content creator didn’t seem too impressed with it at the time.

Fans have been pleading with him for the last year to give the show a chance. Over on the r/pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit, users would often create Avatar-themed memes, such as ‘animesh_sensei‘ who re-created the famous intro with PewDiePie.

It looks like fans of both Avatar and PewDiePie can finally rest easy, as the YouTuber seems to be loving the series. Kjellberg’s take aligns with many viewers’, who feel the story starts off as a kids show before quickly becoming a mature epic.

The Last Airbender can be watched in its entirety on Netflix right now. The streaming platform also added the animation’s spinoff, The Legend of Korra. The sequel takes place 100 years after Aang, and follows his successor.