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Summit1g slams “dipshit” trolls after donator makes vile ‘joke’

Published: 29/Jun/2019 13:04 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 14:06

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar hit out at a troll donator on his June 28 stream, explaining that such individuals, who sit guarded behind their computer screens, can have a deep, negative impact on the internet stars of today.

Summit’s comments come only days after the tragic death of YouTuber and streamer Desmond Daniel ‘Etika’ Amofah, who took his own life at the age of 29 on June 19.

Months of very public breakdowns and mental health problems prior to his suicide left many asking why more wasn’t done to help, when the signs were clear to see, and, as summit1g argues, there is blame to be placed with the many online trolls who target not only Etika, but all online figures.

Summit1g took aim after a Twitch viewer ‘joked’ about Etika’s tragic passing.

After a particularly disrespectful donation came in from a user aptly named ‘offensivejoke’, mocking Etika’s passing, summit quickly banned them, before explaining to his viewers why a single comment like that was part of a bigger problem.

“I wouldn’t even call that a joke. I would say that you are one of the people who failed him [Etika],” Lazar stated, recommending his viewers read Richard Lewis’ sobering account of how the internet failed Etika.

“The internet is a huge, huge reason for this even happening,” the streamer continued, “It’s real sad, that dipshits like you take things for granted behind your fucking computer screen because you think you’re safe, because nobody knows who you are.”

“You shit on others who put themselves out there, we’re the ones sitting out here talking, and you just sit there in your dumbass basement,” summit concluded, telling the troll “you are the reason my friend.”

As a veteran of streaming, summit1g has undoubtedly experienced more than his fair share of hate, trolls, and negativity from a small minority of ‘fans’.

While he has millions of loyal and supportive fans too, it is often the negative minority who are loudest. Although summit is rarely one to complain about ‘haters’, the passing of Etika will have prompted a realization among many popular online figures that it’s important to be wary of negative influences and how they can affect their mental wellbeing.


If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or know someone that is, and you would like to talk to someone, please reach out and call the Suicide Prevention Helpline 1-800-273-8255 (USA) or the Samaritans 116-123 (UK).

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”