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Streamer criticized for claiming he’s “better” than his viewers during TwitchCon panel

Published: 27/Oct/2018 20:03 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 21:31

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer ‘mmDust’ has come in for some heat after comments he made at a panel during TwitchCon 2018, where he suggested viewers shouldn’t relate to him, because he’s above them.

During the panel, an audience member was explaining what she likes in a good Twitch streamer, with one of her points being someone she can “relate to”.

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However, mmDust’s response may have surprised her, saying his viewers “shouldn’t relate to him” because he’s better or “bigger” than them.

mmDust is a variety streamer, who does speed runs of numerous games, and according to Twitch stats tracker Twinge, averages 43 viewers, with almost 11,000 followers.

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However, mmDust doesn’t think much of those 10,000 followers, as he says “it’s kind of like low-key god complex, [but] I don’t think many of my viewers should relate themselves to me because I do think of myself as better than-” catching himself mid-sentence.

He does finish his thought however, saying “Not better, but like, bigger – there’s no good way to say this – I think of myself as above the average person, so I don’t think many people could relate to me.”

According to his Twitch panels, mmDust is certainly true to his word, and isn’t fond of much interaction with his viewers or even paying subscribers. Under his ‘sub perks’ panel, he states:

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“You can use my emotes. THATS IT. NO SUB GAMES. NO SUB DISCORD. NO MOVIE NIGHTS. I DON’T WANNA PLAY GAMES WITH YOU. I DON’T WANNA HANG OUT WITH YOU ON DISCORD. LEAVE ME ALONE”

He has since taken to Twitter to respond to some of the criticizms, admitting that his unorthodox way of streaming may impact his potential income.

His comments on the TwitchCon panel has quickly done the rounds on Twitter and Reddit. Although it is being met with serious backlash, as the saying goes no publicity is bad publicity, as he has already gained a few followers on his channel.

He does say he plans to eloborate on his comments, so perhaps to give him the benefit of the doubt, he just didn’t express himself as well as he could have, but as he admitted, “there’s no good way to say this.”

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David Dobrik calls police after “scary” stalker keys his assistant’s car

Published: 8/Oct/2020 23:46

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star David Dobrik is one of the internet’s most famous content creators — but living in the limelight isn’t always a cake walk, as he discovered after one of his viewers began stalking his home.

Boasting well over 18 million subscribers on YouTube, it comes as little surprise that Dobrik receives the occasional unwanted visitor at his house, which has happened several times before.

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However, this latest incident took a dark turn, as revealed during an episode of Dobrik and Jason Nash’s ‘VIEWS’ podcast in early October where the star revealed one viewer took things a little too far.

During the episode, Dobrik explained that the fan — a young woman in her “early twenties” — had sat outside of his home on the street curb for two days before banging on the door, yelling his name.

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David Dobrik speaks to the camera.
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In an episode of his VIEWS podcast with Jason Nash, David Dobrik revealed a disturbing encounter with a woman who was stalking him.

After Dobrik went outside to investigate, he reported that the viewer suffered from appeared to be a “panic attack” and quickly shouted “Nevermind, you can’t help me,” before “storming” out of his driveway.

Understandably concerned, Dobrik and company followed the woman, to no avail — but a day later, a neighbor texted the YouTuber that someone had keyed his assistant, Natalie’s, Ford Bronco.

The vehicle (pictured below) was etched with symbols, according to Dobrik, which included his name written in odd lettering.

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Upon investigating the car, David found that the woman was nearby, claiming she wanted to “apologize” — but quickly became what he described as “scary,” prompting him to call law enforcement for help in case things got sticky.

Luckily, the star was adamant that he didn’t want to “get her in trouble” but instead wanted her to “get help,” to which she agreed.

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While waiting on the police to arrive, Dobrik asked the woman why she’d stalked him, to which she replied: “He told me to just go for it.”

As for who “he” was? Dobrik claimed she said it was “the guy inside my head,” who told her that “if I came here, everything would be answered.”

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Thankfully, the police were “super f**king nice” when they arrived and took the woman to a hospital, prompting a hilarious chat with an officer who advised Dobrik to change his name on social media — something he replied he was a “little late” for.

While this is far from the first time an internet celebrity has been outright stalked, it’s good to know that this situation ended peacefully, with Dobrik understanding that his stalker didn’t have bad intentions, but merely needed help.