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Streamer explains why having a boyfriend won’t stop “creepy” viewers

Published: 21/Mar/2020 22:18

by Virginia Glaze

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Finnish ASMR streamer ‘grilthegamer’ received some disturbing messages from an overly-enthusiastic fan on Instagram — proving that, despite openly being in a relationship, nothing will stop online creeps.

While being a popular online content creator might seem like the perfect job, it’s not necessarily an easy career path, with many social media personalities experiencing serious breaches of personal privacy.

Twitch streamer and “ASMRtist” grilthegamer is one such influencer, who detailed her disturbing experience with a fan who came into her chat asking to visit her in Finland, claiming that his uncle lived in the European country.

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Twitch streamer, artist, and cosplayer ‘grilthegamer’ explained how one “creepy” viewer tried to start a relationship with her after watching just one of her broadcasts.

However, that wasn’t the end of his odd advances toward the streamer; he went on to message her via Instagram after her broadcast had ended, explaining that he wanted to be in a relationship with her despite only watching her stream one time.

“‘Oh, I’m this dude from the stream, I love you so much and I think this is really real, and I want to make it work with you,’” she recounted his messages. “After one stream! And that’s the moment I knew, telling them you have a fiance — it doesn’t work!”

Despite being quite open about her current engagement, the streamer claims that there’s no upside to telling viewers about one’s relationship, noting that many donators will stop their contributions after realizing a streamer is officially off the market.

“It would be smarter to not make up any bulls**t, because the simps only give you money when you don’t tell them that you have a fiance,” she explained. “Or when they think that you are single. There would be no way why it would be beneficial for me to lie that I have a fiance.”

Despite joking about “simps” — a term that has gone viral in online spaces — her situation is not unique, with streamers across the net dealing with overenthusiastic fans who don’t understand personal boundaries, such as “Sweet Anita’s” stalker, who moved to her city and even slept outside her home.

Although they may share their lives online, streamers and content creators are humans like anyone else; but the issue of personal privacy and invasive messages doesn’t seem like a problem that’s going away anytime soon, as streaming continues to boom in popularity worldwide.

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Alexandra Botez responds to creepy Twitch viewer asking to see her feet

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:01

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer and chess guru Alexandra Botez wasn’t going to put up with trolls asking to see her feet during a live stream.

During the broadcast, as Botez was challenging players in chess, a viewer decided to ask the streamer if they could see her feet – something that promoted a hilarious response from Alexandra.

“Sir, you’re not seeing… you know what,” the frustrated streamer began, before pausing with a smirk. “I’m going to show you what’s on my feet, and you’re going to stop asking.”

With that, the 25-year-old lifted up her shoe and showed it off in front of the camera.

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Mess with the Botez, get the shoe.

“I’m wearing these clogs, okay? This is all you need to know. And if you would ask me that in person, I would turn into Romanian Botez,” she added.

Next, Alexandra pretended to smack the person with her clog while rambling on in Romanian.

“And I would hit you in the head with my shoe,” she warned. “And you wouldn’t see feet because your vision would be blurry.”

Amusingly, after that whole rant, the streamer went right back into challenging whoever she wanted to play next, as if the whole foot fiasco never even happened.

Fans have requested feet before

This isn’t the first time that Alexandra has been asked to show her feet, oddly enough. Earlier in 2020, a viewer donated $3 and asked the streamer to reveal her highly fetishized body part.

Instead of showing them off, however, she simply drew a foot on a piece of paper and held it up for the camera, which confused her two on-stream guests.

“Someone donated to show feet,” she explained, prompting some laughs in the chat.

While Botez has handled the foot remarks quite well thus far, the next time someone dares to ask the chess queen to slip off her shoes to expose her feet, they could be getting a clog to the skull.