TSM Myth hits back at RiceGum for calling out his Twitch viewership - Dexerto

TSM Myth hits back at RiceGum for calling out his Twitch viewership

Published: 21/Dec/2018 10:10 Updated: 21/Dec/2018 10:41

by Connor Bennett


TSM’s Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani and YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Le traded verbal blows after RiceGum called out Myth for his viewership numbers on Twitch.

The pair were streaming Fortnite at the same time on Thursday, December 20, when RiceGum, who has swapped streaming on YouTube for Twitch, took shots at Myth for having a higher number of viewers than his fellow streamer.

That, however, did not go over well with Myth who clapped back and threatened RiceGum. The TSM streamer added that he wouldn’t be against calling up his TSM teammates for back-up if the beef escalated. 

RiceGum got things started when he said: “NickMercs got 20 [thousand viewers], Daequan got 20 and you got me right here. I got more views than Myth! Myth used to talk shit on me bro. Stop playing with me fool, I’m on your platform now.”

However, it didn’t take long for Myth to respond and threaten the YouTuber turned streamer for his comments. “Listen man, real talk bro, if Rice wants to talk shit imma call Dax, got him on the line dog,” Myth responded.

“Watch your fucking mouth Rice. Nah, I’m just kidding. I do got Dax on the line bro. If he wants to get torn apart again in a rap battle, Rice needs to back off buddy.”

Whilst Myth did he say he was only kidding, he continued to talk about RiceGum on stream, further escalating his apparent threats. 

“Rice, I will still talk shit about you buddy. You could have a hundred thousand times the amount of viewers I have brother,” Myth said after being linked a clip of what RiceGum said by his chat.

“Listen chat, I’ll call Hamz, I’ll call Dae, I’ll call Dax. Bro, he don’t want it man. Plain and simple, that’s all I gotta say. That’s too much heat! He really don’t want it. Fake ass gameplay looking ass.”

Myth finished off by challenging RiceGum to a game of Fortnite, telling his stream: “Somebody tell RiceGum to 1v1 me on Playground. Come 1v1 me on Playground. Tell him he’s got to get that little midget out from under this desk too, I know he holds the controller, I know he plays those games,” insinuating that Le doesn’t actually play Fortnite himself. 

RiceGum has yet to respond to Myth’s challenge, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as new information becomes available. 


Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun


YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.