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PewDiePie mocks “simps” who donate to Twitch “egirls” Pokimane & BadBunny

Published: 9/Mar/2020 21:12 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 11:16

by Brent Koepp

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During his March 9 upload, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg roasted “simp” Twitch viewers who donate to streamers like Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys & BadBunny.

PewDiePie continues to dominate on YouTube, with millions of viewers flooding his channel thanks to his meme-based humor that has captivated his audience. Unsurprisingly, he remains the largest content creator on YouTube in 2020 based on subscribers, with nobody coming close to eclipsing his standing at the top of the mountain.

As always, the Swede has his finger on the pulse of memes, and the 30-year-old brought his signature wit and sarcasm on Monday, March 9 when he shared his light-hearted take on the term “simp,” a phrase used to roast Twitch viewers who donate large amounts of money or are thought to be too nice to female streamers and content creators.

PewDiePie mocks “simps” who donate to female streamers

In typical PewDiePie fashion, he kicked off his video by joking that simps were “the lowest of the low,” pretending that he couldn’t even fathom the idea, and found the whole thing to be disgusting.

Next up, the Swede sarcastically hit out at men who donate to Twitch streamers, pretending that they were the reason behind the outrage that fuels the term simp, before taking a look at some content creators who have hit back at their viewers for not donating like BadBunny. “Remember a few months ago, there was this girl complaining about not getting a $5 donation,” he told his viewers during his satirical rant. “She knows what she’s doing. She’s antagonizing the simps!”

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The popular YouTuber mocked BadBunny’s rant from January.

The YouTuber then turned his wit towards the men that were quick to defend her, joking that the “simps then come to the rescue,” before breaking into fits of laughter after reading a tweet about Amouranth’s sleeping stream, which had 1700 viewers watching her catch 40 winks.

The Swedish personality also reacted to a clip that saw Twitch star Pokimane dancing, oblivious that someone named Russell had just donated $500 to her. “Russell! Why would you do that?” he giggled. “Why would you sink that low? Never do that again!”

Of course, just as PewDiePie claimed he was tired of pretending that simping wasn’t ok, an image appeared labeling him to be the very thing he was talking about, with the YouTuber acting like he was unbelievably offended, before saying: “Imagine simping for a girl with dyed hair,” clearly poking fun at himself and wife Marzia, who regularly does just that.

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Regular viewers of PewDiePie will know that the entire video was all in jest and that they should never take anything he says too seriously, with the YouTuber loving to poke fun and make jokes in all of his videos. The Swede loves this type of content so much that he even created Meme Review, a show where he can look at all of the latest viral posts blowing up on social media, and add his own hilarious commentary

PewDiePie continues to crush it with his uploads, pulling in millions of views since his return from his month-long break in January, with his “9-year-old army” delighted to see him regularly uploading content again.

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Viewer who sued Twitch for $25M over “simp culture” denied by judge

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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Erik Estavillo, the Twitch viewer who sued the platform for $25 million in damages for exposing him to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers” including Pokimane and Alinity while using the site has had his case denied by a California court.

Back in June of 2020 Estavillo, who has previously sued Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and Blizzard, filed a lawsuit against Twitch in the Santa Clara Superior Court of California.

According to the lawsuit, Twitch’s “twisted programming net code” combined with OCD and sex addiction made it nearly impossible for him to use Twitch without being exposed to “sexual content.”

Estavillo named a number of female streamers in his complaint, including Pokimane, Alinity, Amouranth, and others, while requesting they be “permanently banned,” however, it doesn’t seem like the court agreed he had a case.

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Pokimane and others no longer have to fear being “permanently banned” as Estavillo requested.

In the tentative ruling posted by the court, the judge said the main problem with Estavillo’s case was the evidence he brought forward wasn’t enough to support the claims in his lawsuit.

“The “exhibits” submitted by Plaintiff [Estavillo] with his opposition do not identify, much less support, any claims under California law,” the ruling reads.

Basically, after the lawsuit was filed lawyers representing Twitch made a motion with the court to dismiss it, and the court did “with prejudice.” That means this saga seems to be over, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court.

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A lot of people questioned how far Estavillo would get with his case by blaming some of the biggest female Twitch streamers.

Despite this, the self-described Twitch addict has said he plans on appealing this ruling to the 6th District Court of Appeals, but whether or not things will fare any differently for him there remains to be seen.

Estavillo, who was following 786 female streamers and 0 male streamers at the time of the complaint back in June, said he wanted $25 million from Twitch, along with having all of the female streamers he had mentioned “permanently banned.” With the court’s decision though, that happening now seems slimmer than ever.