Twitch streamer Sweet Anita has never shied away from her Tourettes, seeking to use her Internet popularity to educate people on the disorder – but has now slammed a viewer for asking if she would want to cure it.
Due to her disorder, Anita has had to face some criticism and awkward moments online, be it from fans or people unaware of her condition. However, her viewers and even people new to her content manage to grasp quite quickly that she has Tourette’s, so for the most part conversations are fairly respectful.
That isn’t always the case, though, and one viewer experienced some rare Anita anger after asking a question that she clearly considered disrespectful, and called them out on it.
When someone donated and asked, “if doctors found a Tourette’s cure, would you do it?” Anita took the moment to question their intentions and ask why they thought that was an appropriate question.
After a few moments of silence and pondering, Anita asked: “Do you wander into random disabled streamers’ chat and ask if they want to be cured? Do you walk up to people sitting in wheelchairs and ask if they wish they had legs? If they could reach as high as you can? Do you ever wish you were 'just like me'?”
She then delivered the final blow, simply saying “I’m gonna say this now, pal – I don’t wish I was like you. I’m cool with myself, I don’t see myself as broken and wish I was just like you because, let’s face it, you’re probably just as broken, just in a different way.”
It’s not often you see Anita get genuinely annoyed at someone, but she clearly has the best intentions as she looks to educate her viewers on the difference between right and wrong when it comes to how to address people facing difficult issues, disabilities or disorders.
In the past, Anita has come under fire for tics that cause her to say controversial things or phrases, with some even calling to have her banned from Twitch, but a representative of the streaming platform later came out to show support and solidarity with her and others like her, saying that they “have a home” at Twitch.
Needless to say, that viewer will think twice next time he decides to ask a streamer a question, especially if it could be deemed insensitive.