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Sweet Anita explains why dating “simps” can be “toxic”

Published: 26/Mar/2020 21:48

by Virginia Glaze

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Sweet Anita is a popular Twitch streamer, best known for her supportive community and acute Tourette’s Syndrome, who used her platform to share a grain of wisdom about so-called “simps” in the online world.

Thanks to her unexpected verbal tics and hilarious sense of humor, Anita has garnered an audience of over 700k follwers on Twitch, using her broadcasts to educate viewers about her condition — as well as the interesting characters she’s encountered during her time as a top streamer.

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In a YouTube video uploaded on March 26, Anita admitted that she’s dated some “simps” in the past, which she described as socially awkward people who are “desperate” for romantic attention and “obsessed” with the object of their affections.

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Sweet Anita is a popular face on Twitch, known for her acute Tourette’s syndrome and efforts to educate her viewers about the condition.

“They’re the kind of person who sells all their stuff so they can donate thousands of pounds to their favorite e-girl and then they live off noodles for the rest of the month,” she jokingly explained.

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However, she clarified that getting involved with these types (in spite of their constant gifts and compliments) can be “toxic,” as evidenced by a few stories she told from her own experiences with “simps.”

In one story, she revealed how her male roommate would go above and beyond to do small favors for her — which later caused him to throw “temper tantrums” when she didn’t return his affections, despite Anita asking him to stop cooking her food and buying her chocolates.

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Sweet Anita described “simps” as socially awkward people who are desperate for a relationship, who go above and beyond to impress the object of their affections to the detriment of their relationship.

“If a friend cooks you a meal, it’s awesome, and you eat the meal together,” she continued. “If a simp cooks you a meal, you feel this heavy weight, this heavy burden of pressure and expectations, like, ‘You like me now, right?’”

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That wasn’t the worst of it; Anita later discovered deleted photos of herself and her ex-boyfriend on her roommates’ computer while borrowing it, which he’d cropped her ex out of, and he even threatened to “make her homeless” if she chose to start dating again.

Despite asking him to distance himself and clarifying that she wasn’t interested in a relationship with him, her roommate felt he’d been “used” — behavior that Anita warned against during her stream.

“It’s usually one-sided,” she clarified. “And no matter how obvious it is that they’re not interested in you, you keep trying and keep holding out hope… these sorts of behaviors can drive your friends away.”

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With the term “simp” growing ever-more prevalent in the online world, Anita’s stories come at a perfect time, with many female content creators sharing their own experiences with overly-enthusiastic male fans.

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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.