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Streamer with Tourettes shares emotional reaction to beating one of her triggers

Published: 4/Sep/2019 18:36 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 18:39

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer “Sweet_Anita” is unlike many content creators on the platform, with her gut-busting humor and acute Tourettes syndrome setting her apart from the rest of the crowd.

Anita skyrocketed to Twitch fame in late 2018, after clips from her stream went viral across Reddit.

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Both her hilarious antics and her openness about her condition quickly rendered the streamer a favorite among Twitch regulars: but, despite being a star, internet fame isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Sweet_Anita, TwitterSweet_Anita is a popular streamer on Twitch, known for her hilarious interactions with fans and her acute Tourettes syndrome.
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In fact, one of Anita’s tics would often get triggered by her own Twitch chat during live broadcasts – a tic that she claimed would cause her to throat to bleed from being activated so often.

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A quick look through the streamer’s clips show humorous moments where her tics crop up with near-perfect comedic timing – but one tic, triggered by the word “banana,” wasn’t as funny as it was destructive – until now.

Anita gave fans a hopeful update with the tic in a Tweet on September 3, where she announced that she was finally “free” from it, cheerfully laughing as she repeated the word “banana” without being set off.

“I don’t know what happened – ‘banana!’” she laughed. “Yeah, so at least it’s not been a bad day entirely. ‘Cause Twitch chat can’t hurt me anymore.”

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Anita’s fanbase was overjoyed with this development, congratulating her in droves across social media for overcoming the tic.

“I screamed really loud when I heard you say this, I was so happy and relieved,” one fan commented. “In the midst of sadness there was a moment of clarity and happiness when you said that.”

“I’m so happy for you, legit had me in tears,” another wrote. “…This is going to be great for you and your mods, where you won’t need to have to spend so much energy trying to protect from it.”

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Anita is very open about her Tourettes syndrome, explaining her condition to fans and even telling hilarious stories about her life – but not every day is a good day for the streamer, who admitted that family members are currently pestering her for money in light of her success on Twitch.

Despite having a rough go of it, Anita’s success with her debilitating tic marks a positive turn for the streamer in the face of her current struggles – a success that her fanbase is happy to celebrate alongside her.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.