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Sodapoppin blasts viewers who only care about Twitch view counts

Published: 13/Jul/2019 20:33 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 20:35

by Virginia Glaze

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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.

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.

Sodapoppin, TwitterPopular Twitch streamer Sodapoppin isn’t happy about toxic viewers commenting on his viewer count.
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“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.”

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.”

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.”

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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Doja Cat is leaving TikTok: “I’m not comfortable”

Published: 19/Jan/2021 20:25

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular music artist Doja Cat has announced that she is officially leaving TikTok, claiming that she is no longer “comfortable” with being harassed on the viral video application — and she’s not the first celebrity do so.

Doja Cat has become one of the world’s most popular rappers in the last few years. Best known for such hits as ‘Juicy’ and ‘Like That,’ Doja humorously found herself in the spotlight thanks to her viral ‘Moo’ video in 2018, and has been steadily climbing the stairway to fame ever since.

However, it seems that Doja is taking a major step back from one of the net’s biggest social media platforms, as revealed in a series of soul-baring Tweets published on January 19.

In her tweets, Doja claimed that she no longer wants to post on TikTok, appearing to claim that she’s tired of being harassed and bullied by critics.

 

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“I’m not comfortable making TikToks anymore,” she wrote. “I feel like something is wrong with me. Y’all got me.”

Doja continued by claiming that commenters were “unintentionally gaslighting her,” revealing that she has “struggled” with similar issues before.

“I have a lot of fear in me, so it just adds up in the end when I read that kind of shit,” she explained.

“It’s really my dumbass fault, cuz I put myself out there to be made fun of anyway, but it’s just reached a point for me, personally,” the rapper added. “So I’m done with the funny shit. Y’all can make fun of my music and my performances, cuz those not meant to be a joke and I’ll feel better about that.”

Doja is far from the first celebrity to leave TikTok over similar issues; in September 2020, rapper Taio Cruz also quit the platform, claiming that he’d been bullied to the point of having harmful thoughts, which were brought on by mean commenters.

Studies claim that cyberbullying has drastically risen since the onset of the global health crisis — and while Doja has been met with ample support from her fans, we can all do our part to make the internet a nicer place.