IRL streamer humiliated as bystander thinks he’s talking to a tree - Dexerto

IRL streamer humiliated as bystander thinks he’s talking to a tree

Published: 12/Oct/2019 23:50 Updated: 12/Oct/2019 23:57

by Michael Gwilliam


Interacting with chat can be a fun experience for IRL streamers, but as one Twitch personality recently found out, when people don’t know who you’re talking to you can look very bizarre. 

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TheStockGuy was nearing the end of a magnet fishing stream on October 12, and started talking with his chat. 

The streamer appeared to have put the phone on a tree so his chat could see him as he fished. When he came back towards the camera to talk to his chat, an off-screen woman began to look at him strangely because it seemed as if he was talking to a tree. 


Twitch/thestockguyTheStockGuy looked as if he was speaking to a tree.
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“I’m not talking to a tree, I promise,” TheStockGuy exclaimed.

“I thought you were and then I saw the phone,” the woman can be heard saying off-screen, prompting a chuckle by broadcaster.

“I saw you shaking your head, no I’m not talking to a tree. Thank you,” he added as he and the woman spoke over each other.

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Before trailing off and leaving the fisherman to do his own thing, the woman had one last quirp: “Better a tree than nobody.” For his part, the streamer agreed with the statement.

“Good point, thank you. Thank you for making me feel better,” he laughed. 


Twitch/thestockguyTheStockGuy was doing a magnet fishing stream.
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Eventually, once the woman had completely left the streamer confided in his chat. “She literally thought I was talking to a tree. She started walking fast when she passed by until I said something.” 

IRL streamers often run the risk of looking weird in public when talking to their chat, but it could be especially strange if their phone is literally in a tree. 

Luckily for TheStockGuy, he wasn’t in his own neighborhood so he wouldn’t have to run the risk of running into people who think he was speaking with a tree ever again.