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Sweet Anita grateful for Twitch support after Tourette’s controversy

Published: 9/Jan/2020 1:15

by Brent Koepp

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Streaming personality Sweet Anita thanked Twitch after the streaming platform came out in firm support for her and others with Tourette’s syndrome, stating they “have a home” with the Amazon-owned company.

–Sweet Anita is one of the most popular Twitch streamers of the last few months, as she’s made a name for herself on the platform with her Just Chatting broadcasts, as well as educating people on Tourette’s syndrome.

However, after there was calls to ban her for her uncontrollable tics, the streamer was grateful when the streaming company announced that they were supporting her and anyone else with the medical condition.

Twitter: @Tweet4nitaThe popular Twitch streamer educates viewers on her Tourette’s condition.

Twitch gives support to Sweet Anita

The streamer was embroiled in controversy on December 10, 2019 when fellow Twitch personality ‘lilchiipmunk’ reacted to a clip of one of her vocal tics, and said that she should she banned.

She quickly issued an apology to Anita, who accepted stating, “I have grown quite used to people getting mad at my tics, so no harm done,” before releasing a YouTube video that educated viewers on what her condition entails.

Dale Cruse, the Principal Program Manager for Accessibility & Inclusive Design for Twitch, spoke out about the issue on Twitter January 8 with a tweet that read: “Streamers with Tourette’s syndrome have a home at Twitch. You are welcome here.”

The streamer saw the tweet in support for her and others with the condition, and was grateful, stating that it’s helping people.

“Thank you Twitch for supporting people with Tourette’s. It’s not easy with coprolalia to work, support yourself, or connect with people,” she wrote, thanking the company.

Anita then explained that by people giving acceptance to those with the condition, it allows them to have a place to grow. “Your acceptance and support is giving us a place in gaming, and a chance to break barriers,” she said.

Twitter: @Tweet4nitaThe people streaming personality thanked Twitch for their support.

Despite the backlash that she had received back in 2019, the whole incident has resulted in more people becoming aware of Tourette’s, and hopefully will lead to more acceptance – especially with Twitch giving her support.

At the time of this article, Sweet Anita continues to crush it on Twitch, and has amassed over 621,000 followers on her channel.

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Pokimane slams Fedmyster’s second OfflineTV document: “Who asked?”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:27

by Virginia Glaze

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⁠Former Offline TV member Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan has released yet another lengthy Google Doc regarding the accusations of misconduct against him from OTV streamers, claiming he wants to “move on” from the drama.

Fedmyster was released from OTV in June 2020, after streamers LilyPichu, Yvonne and Pokimane levied accusations of harassment and inappropriate conduct against him.

Following these accusations, it seemed that all was resolved, with Fed having been removed from the group as a result; but a Google Doc seemingly leaked from the disgraced streamer in late November, which set off a chain reaction of outrage across the internet.

In the leaked November document, Fed appeared to accuse Pokimane of not being honest about their relationship to her viewers, and included screenshots of private text messages between them.

While Pokimane went on to respond to this document, saying he’d admitted his guilt, Fedmyster released yet another lengthy statement on December 1, claiming that he had actually never intended to release the original Doc. Instead, he explained that it had actually been a “form of therapy for myself, to address my concerns about the way Poki portrayed me in her stream.”

Fedmyster also purported that a formerly-trusted member of his community had leaked the document, leading to a “violent breach of my trust and against my wishes as I’ve been working hard to grow, heal, and move on from everything.”

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Instagram: Fedmyster
The leaked document of Fedmyster’s in November had been titled “My Truth,” and mostly centered around his relationship with Pokimane.

The former streamer likewise addressed allegations that he had attempted to get Yvonne fired from the group due to her accusations against him. Denying that he had ever wanted her kicked from the crew, he claims that his concerns were due to her “lack of excitement and willingness to help with OfflineTV projects when it’s the only reason she’s in the house.”

He included several other explanations regarding his text messages with Pokimane, as well as his portrayal of Jodi toward Poki, who he apologized for, “painting her to Imane in such a poor light.”

Fedmyster ended his document by claiming that he wants “to move on and start a new chapter in my life,” hoping to put the issue to rest once and for all.

Pokimane has since responded to the document with a scathing tweet, writing, “Who asked lol.”

Fedmyster’s long document has been met with similar reactions from readers online, marking yet another episode of an ongoing incident between some of Twitch’s top content creators.