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IRL Twitch streamer harassed in London following racist abuse in Germany

Published: 8/Jun/2019 10:38 Updated: 8/Jun/2019 11:36

by Marcus Banks

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Just weeks after being racially abused during her travels in Germany, Korean Twitch streamer Giannie Lee was almost attacked by a passerby while walking the streets of London.

The popular content creator has experienced various forms of racism during her broadcasts in Germany, but has managed to stay calm and collected despite the abuse heading her way.

Of course, not all German citizens subjected the streamer to such insults, with one countryman apologizing on behalf of his compatriots, before giving Lee a hug to keep her spirits high.

Twitter / Giannie LeeGiannie Lee is one of the most popular IRL Twitch streamers.

Giannie Lee almost attacked in London

During her June 5 stream, Lee was casually walking the streets of London, speaking to her viewers as normal, as a random stranger appeared to direct a punch her way.

Fortunately, the strike did not connect with the stranger pulling away at the last second, but the encounter left the streamer visibly shocked: “She almost hit me right?!”

Given the majority of her interactions with pedestrians in the United Kingdom have been positive, her viewers were extremely surprised to see yet another negative act.

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Once again, Lee continued with her adventures despite the incident, showcasing her extremely thick skin, by exploring what the rest of the city had to offer.

Racism on Twitch

Unfortunately, it could be argued that racism is on the rise during IRL live streams on Twitch with another incident occurring during a recent broadcast from ‘iGUMDROP’, where her friend shouted ‘hold your purse’ after walking past a black man, who was minding his own business on the sidewalk.

Due to the random nature of public IRL streams, these incidents can be difficult to prevent, although in iGUMDROP’s case Twitch was able to take action against her channel. 

Following the racist attacks in Germany, Gianni Lee has urged her viewers not to respond to the incidents with hatred, and clarified that most people she meets on her travels are welcoming.

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TimTheTatman rage quits after finding three fishing rods in Fortnite

Published: 5/Dec/2020 1:17

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Fortnite players know all too well what it’s like to land in a hot spot and struggle to find a weapon, including TimTheTatMan, who hilariously rage quit after he found nothing but fishing rods.

Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar has jumped back on the Fortnite bandwagon in Season 5. The latest update has brought a lot of old stars back, and for the most part, the reception has been positive.

In Tim’s case though, it hasn’t been all sunshine and roses. He wanted to enjoy everything the new season has to offer. Instead, all he got was fishing rods and lots of them.

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TimTheTatman is a talented gamer in his own right, but he’s also hilarious to watch.

TimTheTatman descended onto Salty Towers with his squad, looking for an ideal place to land. Unfortunately, the two vacant rooftops he saw both had fishing rods. “Oh good, a fishing pole, oh good, another fishing pole, okay,”  he said.

He decided to land on a house instead. “If I come in here and there’s a fishing pole, I’m leaving,” he said while breaking into the attic with his pickaxe. “I’m literally not kidding. I’m backing out if there’s a fishing pole in here.”

Fortunately, there wasn’t one in the attic, but there was nothing else either, so he dove a little deeper. He dropped down the staircase, turned left it into the kitchen, and hilariously found another fishing rod staring into his soul.

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It’s not ideal to find a fishing rod as your first weapon in Fortnite.

Without saying a word, TimTheTatman opened up the menu, quit the game, and placed his hands on his head in disbelief. “I’m not doing it,” he said, as he struggled to find the words to sum up his rage.

“The two guns I was going to land on [were] fishing poles,” he added. “I open up a door and go left, fishing pole. I’ll try again. When you guys are done, I’ll be ready to go again. I’m not going to play that game. I’m not going to do it.”

There’s nothing worse than landing in a spot surrounded by enemies and finding nothing useful.

Still, TimTheTatman’s fans were rolling on the floor laughing after seeing him get so riled up about it. Plus, the fact it happened to be a fishing rod made it even funnier.