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Streamer under fire for urging kids to steal from parents for Twitch sub

Published: 19/Apr/2020 23:25

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch streamer FrostyMatrixTV is getting called out after he told his younger viewers to steal their parents’ credit cards in order to subscribe to his channel.

During an April 19 broadcast, the streamer the playing Deadside while chatting with his viewers about life and ongoing global events when he pivoted completely.

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“It sounds like I’m drunk and trolling when I tell people, kids especially, ‘go get your daddy’s (or mother’s) credit card’ … Not steal it, but sneak it behind their backs and hit the subscribe button,’” he said. “No, I’m not joking. It’s not a joke.”

While the streamer may have claimed the “sneaking” a credit card behind their backs isn’t stealing, it’s hard to understand his logic.

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“It sounds funny, because it’s kind of funny, but I’m not doing anything bad. I’m not pushing you to lose your v**ginity. I’m pushing you to be a f**king man!” the streamer continued. “Do things on your own, financial independence, which is nothing. A sub is what? Five f**king bucks?”

According to FrostyMatrixTV, the “lunch money” and allowance younger viewers get from their parents would be able to cover the subscription ten times over.

“Wake the f**k up. Show me you got some balls. That’s what I mean,” he stated.

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He went on to claim that viewers go to his channel for “real talk” that their parents are afraid to tell them. “I’ll smack the reality into them if I have to, but I’ll do it with words.”

A few moments later, the streamer claimed that he lost his channel twice due to toxicity and was forced to regrow it.

After the clip was posted to Reddit, some users began to debate if telling kids to steal was a bannable offense.

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“Shameless,” one wrote while another called the move “career suicide.”

“Probably an attempt to get attention off the back of that girl, that or a social experiment to see if anyone reacts when a guy does it,” user BONGLISH suggested.

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Some users think he was copying Invadervie.

This was a reference to fellow streamer Invadervie who came under fire herself for calling viewers who refuse to subscribe “cheapskates.”

It’ll be interesting to see if Twitch does in fact ban FrostyMatrixTV, but hopefully, no parents have had their credit cards stolen by their children after watching his stream.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.