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Twitch streamer breaks down after “disgusting” attack over disability

Published: 5/Feb/2020 6:00

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch streamer Aeyvi has hit back at “disgusting” trolls online, after she was the target of an attack over her disability, which causes stroke-like symptoms, and people saying she’s faking it.

Aeyvi is a popular Elder Scrolls Online streamer, working her way up to secure a partnership with the game’s developer ZeniMax, to help promote the game. She also uses her stream to increase awareness of her disability, dysautonomia.

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While it’s not the only condition she suffers from, dysautonomia has left the British streamer with a vastly reduced quality of life, suffering from stroke-like attacks on a weekly basis.

Aeyvi posing with cat
Twitter: Aeyvi
Aeyvi suffers from dysautonomia, which can cause stroke-like attacks.

Her status has made her the target of online trolls, who suggest the streamer is faking her disability. However, one recent attack on Twitter left her in tears, describing the perpetrator as “the most disgusting human being I’ve ever come across in my life.”

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Reading out the tweet, which has since been deleted by the user, on February 4, Aeyvi broke down in tears.

“‘Number three, is she disabled or have you paid her to act,” the tweet said. “‘…who has had…but can stream the next day. No one questions this, plus her face is not the face of someone who has had many strokes.

She continued reading, before cutting the tweet off halfway to straighten the facts. “’Her face is normal. She is paralyzed from the waist down–‘ no I’m not.”

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“This person clearly didn’t read the description of anything,” she added. “Oh my god, this is why you don’t pick up your phone. Why are people so vicious?”

Aeyvi took a break from her game to process what the tweet said, and was “totally thrown” by the out-of-left-field remarks. Sadly, that wasn’t the only message the user had for her, with the comments continuing in a thread.

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“‘In the video, she moves her legs without using her hands to move them. I think not. Those who open your eyes can clearly see them as they truly are due to greed. These ESO stream team members who simply seek money and attention’,” she read.

The comments left the streamer feeling “sick” and on the verge of tears, before she lashed out at her attacker, trying to correct the record.

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“I’m not paralyzed, I’ve never told anyone that I’m paralyzed. I have dysautonomia, so this is what causes the stroke-like appearance because the blood and the oxygen gets stuck in the wrong part of the body so it can’t get to my brain, therefore my brain acts as if it’s having a stroke,” she said.

“I can’t believe someone would write that. I don’t spend a year and a half in a wheelchair for fun. I don’t not leave the house for fun. I don’t have to justify every illness that I have to every single doctor until I found the right one after seven years who knew what was wrong with me.

“I know that I’m allowing these people to win by being upset by this, but I find it disgusting that anyone would ever fake an illness because I feel in chronic pain and I’ve had my young life ruined by illness. My first operation was at 14.

“This is why I make the videos, and someone who is that despicable–I’m sorry, I’m trying to not let it get to me but I’m so angry.

The streamer apologized to her viewers for reading it, although her community comforted her throughout the entire ordeal. However, it doesn’t change the fact that attacks like these are a regular occurrence for Aeyvi.

She mentioned she had received aggressive DMs from random Twitter users in the past few weeks, and said it’s likely the same person on a different account.

While Aeyvi can only report the tweets and move on, she is hoping to raise awareness for her illness, as well as for others with disabilities, about their hardship.

The attacks don’t get any easier to bear over time, but with every stream and every video she hopes to educate someone about her disability, and that’s all anyone could ask for.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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