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Twitch criticized for allowing streamer charged with assaulting his wife back on platform

Published: 2/Jan/2019 14:47 Updated: 2/Jan/2019 15:49

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Luke ‘MrDeadMoth’ Munday, who has been charged with attacking his pregnant wife while playing Fortnite, was back streaming on the platform on December 30, prompting angry responses online.

On December 9, 2018 MrDeadMoth was playing Fortnite on his channel when he and his wife began arguing. 

After the argument became heated, Munday stopped playing, moved away from the camera and his wife could be heard screaming on the stream.

Following the incident, Munday, 26, was arrested and charged with common assault. He appeared in court on December 13, where the case was adjourned until January 10 to allow Mr Munday to receive adequate legal advice.

The court documents stated that the prosecution has a strong case because “there are numerous independent witnesses to the offence as a portion of the incident was livestreamed”.

Despite this, MrDeadMoth was back streaming Fortnite on Twitch on December 30. Users in his chat who referenced the December 9 incident were banned or timed out from chatting.

His return to the platform has received backlash online, as Twitter users called out Twitch for not permanently banning the streamer’s channel.

Munday has been granted permission to miss his next court date, while police have reportedly applied for an apprehended violence order.

This is an Order made by an Australian court “against a person who makes you fear for your safety, to protect you from further violence, intimidation or harassment.”

Police confirmed that there were two young girls, aged 20 months and three-years-old, in the home at the time of the December 9 incident, who can also be heard in the livestream clip.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.