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IRL YouTube streamer gets racist donation alert on public train

Published: 21/Jul/2019 0:00 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 15:39

by Virginia Glaze

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As live streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube continue to grow in popularity, more and more netizens are using the sites to broadcast their everyday lives as they go about their business – but sometimes, these platforms can bring out the worst in people, as evidenced by one streamer’s cringe-inducing July broadcast.

Live streaming software like OBS allows both Twitch and YouTube streamers alike to create custom donation alerts, which sound off when viewers decide to drop a little cash on their favorite internet personalities.

However, some of these donation alerts can become problematic, as one YouTube streamer demonstrated on a public train on July 20.

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Viewers can support their favorite streamers by dropping a tip with a special message – but sometimes, the alerts for these donations can get problematic.

Live streamer ‘BjornTV’ was traveling in a train when an incredibly loud donation alert sounded as he was streaming, which featured a man shouting a racial slur over and over again in a seemingly never ending tirade.

As if the donation alert wasn’t offensive enough, the streamer walked into another car of the train while the alert sounded, prompting unamused looks from the other passengers.

Rather than muting the sound, BjornTV continued to let the alert play, later admitting that he wanted viewers to donate so that it would continue to sound off.

“I want you to note to donate, that the N-word keeps on,” he whispered into the camera after sipping a beer.

Bjorn’s chat even appeared to enable his offensive behavior, with some commenters asking other viewers to donate and even telling Bjorn to turn up the donation alert’s volume.

This wouldn’t be the first time a donation alert has landed a streamer in hot water, by far: while Bjorn has yet to receive a ban from YouTube, one IRL streamer was arrested and hit with $75,000 in bail after a fake bomb alert sounded while he was in a room full of people.

Although Bjorn has yet to publish a statement regarding his offensive donation sound, the “bomb alert” streamer was charged with a Class B felony and faced up to ten years in prison for the false alarm.

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Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana Rhoades

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Mike Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

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Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades always looked madly in love.

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.