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Sweet Anita’s Tourette’s hilariously gives baby an unexpected name

Published: 19/Sep/2019 22:59 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 15:24

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch offers a variety of content for users to enjoy, from IRL streams to video games and more – but streamer “Sweet_Anita” stands out from the rest, providing hilarious moments thanks to her acute Tourette’s Syndrome.

Sweet_Anita is relatively open about her condition, explaining how it affects her life and even the funny and awkward moments that have arisen from the syndrome for her audience.

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However, tics from her Tourette’s often arise during her live broadcasts in humorous ways – one of which occurred after a fan asked her a heartwarming question.

Sweet_Anita, TwitterSweet_Anita is a popular streamer on Twitch, known for her humorous commentary and her acute Tourette’s Syndrome.

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Anita went live in a broadcast on September 18 when a fan announced that they are expecting a baby, asking the streamer for her opinions on a possible name for the child via a donation message.

In a hilarious turn of events, the streamer experienced a tic just after reading the question aloud – giving an amusing answer in place of an appropriate name.

“Sir C*ntsalot!” Anita answered. “Wow! Let me have a think – B*tch! Call it b*tch! …Felicity assmunch.”

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After the tic ran its course, Anita switched direction, claiming that she’d go with plant-based or animal names if she were in the donator’s shoes.

“I like plant names a lot,” she continued. “I always thought if I had a kid I’d name them after a plant, like Rose or Ivy, Bracken, Hazel, Willow. I think if it was a boy, maybe animal names, like Robin or Marten. I don’t know why, I like Earthy names.”

This wouldn’t be the first time a tic has interrupted Anita at a crucial moment on stream, either: she was in the middle of an Overwatch game during a broadcast in December 2018 when a fellow player asked why she was whistling – a common tic of hers.

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“Hello,” Anita answered, quickly followed by an unfortunate tic which caused her to say, “I’ve got a d*ck” – resulting in uproarious laughter from the other player.

Sweet_Anita is a popular face on Twitch, boasting a dedicated community of followers thanks to her refreshing humor and openness about her Tourettes syndrome – as well as the funny moments that arise from it on stream.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.