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James Charles reveals he received death threats over JoJo Siwa collab

Published: 22/Aug/2020 13:28

by Georgina Smith

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Stan Twitter was in uproar after James Charles hyped up his next YouTube collaboration with an unnamed celebrity that turned out to be former Dance Moms cast member Jojo Siwa, and has revealed he has even received death threats as a result of the Twitter storm.

In recent years, beauty guru James Charles’ booming career has allowed him to collaborate with some significant celebrities including Kesha, Iggy Azalea, and even Kylie Jenner.

So when he started to hype up his next collab, calling it “his favorite interview and transformation EVER,” fans began to speculate over who the next A-lister could possibly be, many hoping for it to be singer Ariana Grande.

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Instead, James had collaborated with former Dance Moms cast member-now YouTuber JoJo Siwa, known for her iconic big bows and bright fashion sense that has gotten her plenty of hate both online and offline.

Stan Twitter, as it’s known, was immediately furious, and James was forced to address the amount of criticism the collab had already received.

“I said today’s collab was with someone I waited two years to work with & I was so excited for, and now I’m getting death threats because stan twitter assumed it would be their fav and it wasn’t,” he said in a tweet on August 21. He implores fans to be “patient” in waiting for a collab with their favorite celeb.

In a separate tweet, he told people to “leave me alone” and explained that he liked tweets about other celebrities because he was also hopeful about working with them, not as a confirmation that he already had.

This did little to calm frustrated stans, one saying “you also said it was a CELEBRITY. Do you need me to pull up receipts? JoJo isn’t a celeb,” another fan even giving James a list of things he did wrong including the fact that he “said you waited 2 years implying this is an A-list celebrity.”

Despite the backlash, the view count on the makeover with entertainer and business mogul JoJo Siwa is over 6 million, and at the time of writing is trending at number one on YouTube.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
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The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.