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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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.