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Trisha Paytas accused of exploiting transgender community for views

Published: 8/Oct/2019 9:02 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 10:29

by David Purcell

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Popular YouTuber Trisha Paytas has been forced to defend herself against a tirade of criticism after posting a video where she claimed to identify more as a gay man, rather than her natural-born gender.

Many viewers have accused the internet personality of exploiting the LGBTQ+ community in an effort to get more eyes on her content, with a controversial video – titled “I AM TRANSGENDER” – being uploaded to her channel on October 7 and already amassing 650,000 views. 

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During the course of the video, Paytas opens up about her feelings towards her natural gender and how it felt growing up as a young girl, claiming that she was targeted by other children after growing facial hair and eventually given a “man” nickname. 

Trisha Paytas InstagramTrisha Paytas is a popular YouTuber, model and singer with a huge following on social media.

However, it was her comments about identifying as a gay man that has caught the attention of some viewers, with Paytas being accused of sensationalizing a marginalized community. 

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“Here’s the thing. I identify with men better. People always think there’s something wrong with me because I don’t have that many girl friends,” she said during the upload. “I do love girls and I love their sensitivity and stuff like that, but that’s why I identify more as a gay man – because I like guys, but also identify as a guy.”

Drag queen persona Vicky Vox was one of the many critics who spoke out against Paytas’ video on Twitter.

The actor, real name Lance Hara, called for the tweet to be reported by as many people as possible, arguing that the YouTuber was trying to ‘bait’ clicks, instead of sharing a genuine story. 

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“Report this tweet. Using gender identity as click bait is a privileged act of violence. I’m not gonna stand for it,” Vox tweeted. “The headline and photo used cannot be serious. Trans people are murdered for quietly trying to live their life.”

Trisha followed up on the remarks, stating that she has been meeting regularly with a gender identity therapy specialist for around six months before making details of her journey public. 

Another user, TATIANNA, stated: “You are a fucking clown. Learn from this and go away for like a long ass time. F***ing messy and attention addicted.”

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Paytas also claimed in the video that she would consider being an advocate for the transgender community in the future and, despite trolling fans in the past with videos very similar, she maintains that this isn’t the same.

“I know I’ve trolled and stuff in the past, so I don’t want people thinking this is a trolling video. I know I’ve come out as gay before, I’ve come out as bisexual before,” she added, before stating that she takes issue with labels such as male, female, straight, gay, and others. 

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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