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James Charles responds to “frustrating” Tinder allegations

Published: 7/Dec/2019 0:15

by Virginia Glaze

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Makeup mogul James Charles made headlines in May after mentor Tati Westbrook accused him of using his fame to manipulate straight men – and it doesn’t look like these accusations are dying down.

While Charles made the comeback of a lifetime after exposing Tati’s “Lies” in a forty-minute long video. the speculation surrounding her allegations continues to follow the beauty guru into the winter months.

In early December, critics accused the YouTuber of identifying as “female” on dating apps to lure in straight men – an allegation that has been noted across the net by Distractify.

In fact, a fellow YouTuber by the name of “Dustin Dailey” appeared to reference the matter in a series of Tweets on December 4, where he aired his grievances concerning matching up with possible partners on Tinder.

“If you identify as a gay man, do not set your Tinder settings to female for straight men to find you,” he wrote, repeating the line. “That’s all.”

While Dailey made no mention of Charles in his post, his comments seemed to put the beauty star on edge, who popped off in a long string of Tweets concerning the past controversy surrounding his fame and love life.

“I’m so sick of people talking about this,” he wrote. “My identity on dating apps was listed as ‘androgynous’ – someone who expresses themselves in both feminine & masculine ways. NOT a female to ‘trick’ anyone.”

Charles went on to clarify that he has never attempted to “bait” straight men using dating apps, and even deleted such applications from his phone after receiving “harassment” from critics hoping to “make a spectacle” out of him in wake of Tati’s accusations.

However, when a fan brought up the fact that Dailey did not mention him in his post, Charles was quick with a comeback, arguing that “I have a right to stand up for myself when I’m being labeled as a predator.”

Considering the mass backlash he received after Tati’s video went viral, it isn’t completely unsurprising that Charles is defensive about what could be attacks on his character – but Dailey posted a video clarifying that his Tweet was not in reference to the young star’s past drama, whatsoever.

Although he may have recovered from his beef with Tati, it seems that her accusations are continuing to follow the star, with no thanks to social media.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.