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Summit1g slams notorious GTA roleplayer Lil Loco for controversial playstyle

Published: 22/Mar/2019 10:04 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 22:33

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has laid down the law about one of the most controversial characters in Grand Theft Auto Roleplay – Lil Loco. 

The Lil Loco character, played by Twitch streamer Jayce, had drawn criticism for its lack of roleplaying and continually repeating the same actions over and over – usually, killing people quickly after little RP interaction.

Some players had even hinted at stream sniping in an attempt to get a leg up on his targets. Many players, and viewers, of the NoPixel server have aired their dislike of the character, including Summit.

Twitch: LirikGTA RP has returned to popularity on Twitch as a number of big streamers joined up to the game.

Ranting about the character during his March 21 stream, Summit said: “This motherfucker, Lil Loco, just keeps robbing and robbing and robbing. I was even hearing people complain about his ass in the apartments yesterday.”

“Its like dude, I’m sick of this gang shit,” he added. “Just cause you’re dumbass is wearing yellow doesn’t mean you get to lock down a whole area and have an excuse to rob anybody.”

Jayce responded to the abundance of criticism about his character directly on his stream, explaining that he had received threats and hateful messages because of his playstyle from viewers of the game and that all the hate had gotten to him – clearly upsetting the streamer.

Jayce doesn’t seem to be fazed by any of the drama surrounding his portrayal of Lil Loco, however, and has continued to stream his GTA V RP sessions using the Lil Loco persona. 

While GTA RP continues to be one of the most popular watches on Twitch, viewers regularly tune in to watch clever interactions between players in the server, but there is still room for a typical Grand Theft Auto gang character – as long as it’s played in the correct manner. 

Some fans will have criticized the streamer and others made cases for the character, but clearly, this one got a little out of hand. 

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Onision announces YouTube departure after demonetization

Published: 20/Jan/2021 15:48

by Alice Hearing

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James ‘Onision’ Jackson has announced he will be leaving YouTube after being demonetized by the platform following a documentary looking into allegations of sexual abuse.

Onision first joined YouTube in 2006 and became well known for his comedic songs and sketches including the viral “Banana Song.”

Since then, the 35-year-old has become almost notorious for allegations against him of manipulation, grooming, and sexual abuse. This includes a range of disturbing allegations emerging in autumn 2019.

Along with a video also resurfacing of his alleged abusive behavior towards former fiancé Shiloh Hogansen — where he is filmed saying “No one will ever know how much I abuse you” — a series of young girls also came forward with allegations of grooming against him and his then-spouse Kai Anderson.

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Onision was banned and then unbanned from Twitch in 2020

Things escalated further when Chris Hansen announced in late October 2019 that he would be collaborating with the FBI on an investigation into Jackson’s behavior, with him interviewing his ex Shiloh as well as two of the young girls who accused him of grooming and manipulation: Billie Dawn Webb and Sarah.

Webb later had her phone number posted online by Jackson in a presumable retaliation against her speaking out. This led to him being banned by Patreon in November 2019 for doxxing.

Onision was also banned from Twitch in January 2020 but was quietly unbanned by the platform in October 2020, sparking a wave of outrage. Many also criticized YouTube for keeping the creator online despite the number of controversies.

However, it seems that YouTube has changed its tune. On Wednesday, January 20, Onision posted a video to his account “OnisionSpeaks” announcing that he was leaving YouTube after the platform had made the decision to demonetize his channel. In the video, he addresses and denies the allegations made against him.

He said, “unfortunately after about 14 years on the platform, because of Shiloh following through with her promise to destroy my life, destroy my career, leave me with nothing, here I am with this email telling me that everything I’ve worked for has come to an end.”

In the video he shows a screenshot of the email that the platform sent to him explaining their reasons for demonetizing his content. YouTube cites “continued allegations of off-platform behavior related to child safety that could cause significant harm to the community.”

This comes a day after Discovery+ aired the final episode of Onision: In Real Life, a documentary hosted by Chris Hansen that examines these allegations.