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Entertainment • Jul 13, 2019

Sodapoppin blasts viewers who only care about Twitch view counts

Sodapoppin blasts viewers who only care about Twitch view counts
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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.

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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.

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Popular Twitch streamer Sodapoppin isn't happy about toxic viewers commenting on his viewer count.

“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.”

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Sodapoppin wasn’t alone in his views, either: several other top personalities came out in support of his statement, with World of Warcraft streamer ‘Asmongold’ echoing Morris’ sentiments.

“I permaban almost anyone who mentions viewer count in a negative way,” Asmongold replied. “It's like a mining canary for toxic spergs.”

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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.”

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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.

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