Entertainment

KSI responds to outrage over Slowthai NME Awards scandal comment

Published: 13/Feb/2020 19:21

by Virginia Glaze

Share


YouTube star KSI has clarified his Twitter comment regarding British rapper “Slowthai,” after the music artist made overtly sexual remarks toward comedian Katherine Ryan at the NME Awards.

Slowthai, legal name Tyron Kaymone Frampton, became a subject of controversy across social media due to an incident in which he embraced Ryan on stage and asked her to “smell his cologne,” eventually spiraling his bit out of control.

“Babygirl, I don’t want to have to do this to you right now, but everybody… she needs to understand the levels right now,” he said. “…If you want to do something, see me later.”

That’s not all: Frampton later claimed that Ryan wanted him to “tend her flowers” in a later segment, which the comedian brushed off with a humorous, “You are younger than my babysitter.”

The situation quickly caught fire across the net, and KSI was one of the many faces to comment on the matter, as he was also an attendee of the awards ceremony.

“Slowthai you crazy motherf**ker,” KSI wrote with a few laughing emojis.

Bang Showbiz, YouTube
KSI attended the NME Awards in February 2020, where rapper Slowthai made overtly sexual comments toward comedian Katherine Ryan.

The YouTuber’s comment didn’t go unnoticed by critics, with one user, in particular, calling out the content creator for appearing to condone Slowthai’s inappropriate behavior.

“A man harasses a woman on stage & gets called a ‘crazy mother****er,’” radio host Andrea Zara replied. “Yo @KSIOlajidebt do better. I’ve seen the video… It’s not funny OR acceptable.”

 

However, KSI was quick to clarify the nature of his post, and clapped back at the critic in a reply tweet: “If you think that’s me condoning his actions, then you’re wrong. Last night he was out of order and should definitely be punished for it. Hopefully, he learns from his mistakes for the future, because he does still have a bright future ahead of him.”

Slowthai himself responded to the incident via social media on February 13, where he apologized to Ryan and offered her the title of “Hero of the Year” — the very award he’d accepted at the ceremony.

With KSI also standing as a massive face in the UK music scene, it comes as little surprise that he had something to say on the subject, although he made sure to distance himself from remarks that Slowthai himself also deemed as “shameful actions.”

Entertainment

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

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

Share


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.
Twitch: xQc
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.