Popular Twitch streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris is one of the better-known personalities on the platform, boasting over 2.5 million followers - but not all of these followers are part of his fan base, a fact that he ranted about in a heated Tweet on July 12.
With a huge fanbase comes an equally large amount of trolls, not all of whom are actually concerned with streamers’ content.
Sodapoppin popped off about this fact on Twitter, decrying toxic viewers who make it their mission to point out a streamer’s viewcount, rather than actually watching their stream.
“Viewers who pay more attention to streamers’ view counts than the streamers need to find other things to do,” Morris wrote. “I’m banning like 100 people a day that not only talk about my viewcount, but others, too. Sometimes obviously there’s exceptions, but most of the time… it’s more of a why do you care thing.”
Viewers who pay more attention to streamers viewcount than the streamers need to find other things to do. Im banning like 100 people a day that not only talk about my viewcount but others 2. Sometimes obv theres exceptions but most of the time...its more of a why do u care thing.— Chance Morris (@Sodapoppintv) July 12, 2019
“I permaban almost anyone who mentions viewer count in a negative way,” Asmongold replied. “It's like a mining canary for toxic spergs.”
I permaban almost anyone who mentions viewercount in a negative way— Zack (@Asmongold) July 12, 2019
It's like a mining canary for toxic spergs
Fortnite pro ‘Svennoss’ likewise chimed in on the discourse, writing, “It's mostly coming from people that can't pull any viewers as well. A form of jealousy when they see you drop from example 20k > 10k. Still knowing that's a fuckton.”
It's mostly coming from people that can't pull any viewers aswell.— Svennoss (@Svenosss) July 12, 2019
a form of jealousy when they see you drop from example 20k > 10k. still knowing that's a fuckton.
This wouldn’t be the first time Morris has lashed out at Twitch’s toxic subculture, either: he likewise called the platform a “glorified mental hospital” during a rant in November 2018, dubbing viewers who race to clip moments from popular broadcasts as “mentally ill.”
“Imagine seeing something funny happen on a stream and your first thought is to race to clip it and post it on Reddit for Karma,” he said. “Again, mental illness.”
While Sodapoppin has had ample controversies in the past, the streamer’s thoughts on the subject of toxic viewers appear to be widely accepted by other broadcasters across the net, as Twitch continues to grow in popularity as one of the biggest livestreaming platforms online.