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IRL Twitch streamer stunned after homeless man tells her to “get a job”

Published: 17/May/2019 22:45 Updated: 17/May/2019 22:50

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the internet’s most popular livestreaming platforms, Twitch sees a wide variety of content, including competitive gaming, podcasts, and IRL streams – but not every broadcast goes as planned.

Many streamers engage in “IRL streaming,” or streaming “in real life,” vlogging their daily experiences or travels for a live audience as they happen in real time.

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Twitch streamer and emote inspo ‘HeyGuys’ was in the middle of such an IRL stream on May 14 when she encountered a hilarious mishap – a somewhat common occurrence for IRL streamers, as their mobile streaming setups can attract unexpected attention.

ICE_POSEIDON, TwitterPopular streamer ICE_POSEIDON poses with his IRL stream setup.

‘HeyGuys’ was waiting at an intersection in San Francisco when an apparently homeless man walked up behind her, taking notice of her stream setup.

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“Get a job,” the man commented as he walked away – leaving the streamer speechless.

Despite the rudeness of his statement, ‘HeyGuys’ took the comment in stride, laughingly replying with, “Even he’s telling me to get a job. Why are people so judgy?”

This wouldn’t be the first time an IRL streamer has been the subject of unwarranted vitriol, by far; in fact, Korean streamer Giannie Lee found herself confronted by racist bystanders multiple times during her trip to Berlin, Germany for TwitchCon Europe 2019.

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During these instances, strangers would take notice of her setup and get in front of the camera, pulling at their eyes and making a mockery of Asian languages before being confronted by Lee, who calmly asked them to stop their behavior.

In spite of their hateful actions, Lee effectively “killed them with kindness,” going on to ask her viewers to forgive their racism.

“I explained [it], so he’s gone,” she said of the initial incident. “But it’s okay. It can be okay. He’s just a kid to me, right? He’s too young to…. Forgive him.”

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Even popular streamer Kaceytron has been subject to some major misunderstandings, such as an instance during St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl where a bystander misheard her – instead thinking that she had said a racial slur. 

“I’m not racist. I love women,” the stranger replied, apparently taken aback by her question if he was “into bigger women.” “Is this what you do for a living? ‘Cause you’re so terrible at it. I’m not gonna lie. Have fun.”

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Twitch continues to be a hive for both hilarious and over-the-top content, with ‘HeyGuys’s’ San Francisco encounter being the latest, odd incident to go down on the platform.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.