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Streamer with Tourette’s has enjoyed huge channel growth after her clips went viral

Published: 24/Oct/2018 15:03 Updated: 24/Oct/2018 15:17

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer with Tourette’s syndrome recently had a number of clips from her stream go viral, and it has resulted in her following growing massively on the platform.

Anita, who goes by ‘Sweet_Anita’ on Twitch, is not even partnered yet, but is fast approaching 100,000 followers – currently at 80,900, an increase of over 70,000 in October alone.

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She is very open and humorous with her Tourettes, often laughing it off and using it to create hilarious moments which have then been shared on social media and Reddit.

In one such moment from October 19, Anita is explaining what games she plays, primarily Overwatch, when suddenly a tick occurs and she goes with the flow.

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The clip made it to the top of one of the biggest sub Reddit communities, r/Videos, garnering over 1 million views in a matter of days.

Embracing her Tourette’s and using it to her advantage in streaming sets Sweet_Anita apart from the crowd on a very saturated platform, as Twitch continues to grow and more people attempt to embark on a streaming career.

Support from her ever-growing community has now donated enough money for Anita to invest in a better PC setup, improving on what she called the ‘potato PC’ she is using currently.

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Her following count has shot up in the month of October, as statistics from trusted social metrics website SocialBlade show.

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In another clip, Anita speaks about how streaming has helped her with the syndrome, boosting her confidence enough to do public speaking.

This clip too went viral, thanks a particularly blunt ending, but if anything only helped Anita convey her message.

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In the description of her stream, Anita describes what it’s like having Tourette’s, and her most awkward tick ever.

“[Tourettes is] kind of like having obscene hiccups. I’m not thinking most of the things that I end up saying when I tic.

[On most Awkward tick]: There are too many awkward ones to list here. The best ones involve firemen, nurses, and customer service workers.”

As for the risk of saying something against the Twitch Terms of Service due to her Tourette’s, Anita says she hopes Twitch would tolerate it provided it was a tick and not an intentional comment.

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You can watch Anita stream regularly on her Twitch channel, where she often streams Overwatch or simply talks with her viewers.

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Twitch streamer Jinny stunned as man tries to sell her drugs on stream

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:49

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Jinny was left shocked after two men tried to sell her drugs while she toured the city of Hamburg in Germany.

Jinny has grown quite a following thanks in part to her IRL traveling antics where the Korean streamer routinely has odd adventures. Her trips have resulted in her befriending waitresses at a Texas Hooters, being attacked by wild deer in Denmark, and even setting her backyard on fire.

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Now, in her most recent trip in Germany, the streamer found herself in quite an awkward position as she was offered drugs during an October 7 broadcast.

While talking to viewers, a random man suddenly began talking to her in broken English.

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“You’re lucky to be in Deutschland. My ganja is the best,” he said. “You get three for five.”

It’s unclear exactly what units of measurement the man was selling three of for five Euros, but ganja translates to marijuana or weed. The incident really shocked the IRL streamer who had no idea what he was talking about.

“I don’t speak German,” she stated as he and another man conversed in the language.

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Jinny’s chat warned her the man was selling drugs.

“Do you need ganja?” the man asked in English.

“What is ganja?” Jinny wondered. “Iguana?”

Eventually, Jinny looked at her chat and saw that her viewers were spamming translations and explaining how he was trying to sell her drugs – something she wanted no part of.

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“I don’t need ganja. It’s okay,” she laughed and went on her way. “That was very random. Do I look like I smoke weed? Uh, maybe.”

Amusingly, the streamer went on to explain that she was very confused and seriously thought the man was trying to sell her an iguana.

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“I thought he said ‘do you want to buy an iguana,’” she chuckled. “Why would I want to buy an iguana all of a sudden?”

Luckily, Jinny wasn’t forced into buying any drugs or reptiles during her encounter, but it just goes to show that even when a camera is rolling, weird stuff happens on a regular basis.