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Sway House member Nick Bean under fire for allegedly racist video

Published: 4/Oct/2020 18:31

by Charlotte Colombo

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Sway House member Nick Bean has received backlash on social media after a video on Bryce Hall’s Instagram story appeared to show him doing the ‘fox eye’.

25-year-old content creator Nick Bean has a strong following on both YouTube and TikTok. His YouTube channel has 1.68 million subscribers while his verified TikTok account has 2.4 million followers.

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As a member of the Sway House, he also collaborates with influencers such as Bryce Hall and Chase Hudson and is a frequent presence in their Instagram posts.

However, his latest appearance in TikTok star Bryce Hall’s Instagram story has caused controversy, as many viewers accused him of doing the ‘fox eye’ – a trend where people stretch their eyes to appropriate the Asian eye shape and is widely seen as an act of racial stereotyping and discrimination.

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It didn’t take long after the video surfaced for fans to express their dissent towards Bean’s actions. In a comment that received over 500 likes, one user said: “Him doing it and Bryce recording n putting it on his story just shows just how much-normalized racism against Asians really is [sic].”

Meanwhile, another user from an Asian background said that “as an Asian, we have been oppressed for SO long, and now the whites are trying to reclaim it. pls pls pls pls stop!! we are all human, and we should all treat each other equally. just be your own race, and don’t mock it. not that hard. [sic]”

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Instagram: nickbeanNick Bean, who is a member of the Sway House, was widely accused of cultural insensitivity by fans after the video was uploaded.

Other fans tried to defend the TikToker. One user claimed that “he’s putting the middle fingers up to his face” as opposed to doing the offensive ‘fox eyes ‘ action, while another argued that people “can’t post anything anymore” without the fear of being criticized.

Despite these attempts at defense, it’s clear that the consensus is that Bean was acting offensively in this video. In one comment that got over 500 likes, a user said that the 25-year-old should know better, as he’s a “a very grown man”, and that “he should educate himself [about racism] without people asking him to.”

At the time of writing, Bean hasn’t responded to these allegations and despite the controversy, the video remains live on Hall’s Instagram story.

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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.