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IRL streamer shocked by strangers’ bizarre way of preventing Coronavirus

Published: 7/Mar/2020 19:39 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:19

by Virginia Glaze

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Panic surrounding the Coronavirus disease 2019 is at an all-time high, with reports of hand sanitizer and other commodities selling out at stores worldwide — but some people have found an odd way to combat the illness.

With news of COVID-19 still developing, more and more public gatherings and events are being canceled as infection rates continue to rise in multiple countries and regions across the globe.

Considering the severity of the virus, citizens are taking all manner of measures to prevent getting infected, resulting in a major shortage of cleaning products and even face masks.

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The 2019 Coronavirus has seen huge reaction from those hoping to avoid infection, with commodities like face masks and hand sanitizer selling out at stores worldwide.

However, one IRL streamer came upon two individuals who found a hilarious way to get around the face mask shortage during a live broadcast in Japan.

Osaka-based streamer “cjaysan” often shares his outings in the massive city, from morning walks to taking in the country’s bustling nightlife scene.

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“Cjaysan” is a popular Osaka-based IRL Twitch streamer, who often broadcasts his excursions in Japan’s bustling nightlife scene.

It was during one of his daytime excursions that he came across two men, who appeared to be wearing brightly-colored and oddly shaped face masks.

“What is that?” Cjaysan asked as the man approached his camera.

“Panties,” the stranger answered bluntly.

Indeed, both he and a friend appeared to be wearing women’s underwear on their faces, which they claimed was an attempt at warding off infection from the Coronavirus.

In an even more hilarious turn of events, the stranger pulled the undergarments aside to take a drag from his cigarette, further suggesting that his makeshift panty-mask was likely just a gaff in response to panic surrounding the virus.

“I should get one, too,” the streamer laughed, after the duo confirmed that they hadn’t, in fact, borrowed the garments from their girlfriends, as was originally suspected.

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According to the CDC, there is currently no known vaccine for Coronavirus 2019, and asks people use preventative measures to avoid contracting the illness.

While this surprise encounter marked a humorous take on the current situation, the Coronavirus is taking a serious toll on countries worldwide, with a slew of public events like SXSW, TwitchCon Amsterdam, and multiple competitive gaming events being canceled due to the outbreak.

For now, all people can do is take preventative measures to avoid potential infection — but it looks like our panty-wearing strangers have the situation “under control.”

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.