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Twitch psychic stirs controversy after advising viewer to end her marriage on stream

Published: 12/Jun/2019 20:25 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 20:26

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the net’s most popular livestreaming platforms, it comes as no surprise that Twitch offers a variety of content, including magic trick streams, travels abroad, and even psychic readings – one of which is earning a streamer ample backlash.

Twitch streamer ‘antphrodite’ is a “sassy psychic mixing Tarot with internet culture,” who streams his Tarot card readings for a live audience.

Antphrodite even has a bustling YouTube channel and his own website, where he advertises such readings for relationships, career advice, and even offers celebrity readings – but one of his predictions is sending shock waves of skepticism across the net.

Antprhodite, TwitterAntprhodite is a popular Twitch psychic, who also performs readings on celebrities and internet drama.
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The psychic was in the middle of a stream on June 11 when he seemed to hint that one of his viewers should leave her husband, claiming that many of his cards were “reversed.”

“I’m concerned,” Antphrodite said of the cards. “Listen to me. I’m not judging your relationship, I’m not gonna tell you what to do, but what I am gonna tell you is that I’m concerned about this person not wanting the best for you, regardless of what they say.”

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Antphrodite’s reading caught the attention of Reddit, which quickly criticized both the psychic and his viewer for using Tarot cards for relationship advice.

“Maybe it’s best for the man that they get a divorce because, I don’t think he would want to be with someone that goes on Twitch to see what she should do in her relationship,” one user wrote.

“I was so surprised that everyone stupidly played along with his bullshit when he was on Train’s podcast,” another said of the matter. “I was happy Destiny was the only one willing to call him out for the scammer he is.”

Reddit commenters were quick to call Antphroditie a scammer, with some worrying that bad readings might cause someone to end their relationships.
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Other users accused Antphrodite of scamming his viewers outright, stirring a major debate as to the legitimacy of Tarot and palm readings altogether, with the implication that someone would end their marriage over bad readings.

Antphrodite is one of Twitch’s most popular psychics, boasting over 20,000 followers on the platform and over 43,000 subscribers on YouTube, due to his readings concerning internet drama and pop culture.

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PewDiePie shares his insane police chase story

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:42

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed that he once had a run in with the police when he was younger. The Swede opened up on stream about a handful of “embarrassing” stories from his youth.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for the last decade. With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, the content creator is undoubtedly the reigning king of YouTube.

During his October 29 livestream, the star opened up about experiences he had when he was lesser known. From speeding tickets to his car being impounded, the 31-year-old had some incredible stories to tell.

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The YouTuber hilariously showed off his “epic” car in 2016.

PewDiePie reveals story about run-in with police

The YouTuber was preparing to stream Among Us with Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys when he revealed “embarrassing” stories from his youth to viewers. The star detailed a time he was pulled over for speeding on the highway.

“I was 18 and I just got my driver’s license. Of course, the cliche. I thought ‘yeah, there is no cars.’ Thought I was the coolest,” he said, before pausing to tell fans, “DON’T DO THIS, it’s not cool! But then I sped, and the police actually chased after me. They put the sirens behind, I’ve never seen that before.”

Despite the scare of them chasing him, luckily he was let off with a warning. “I gave them the sappiest eyes ever. I feel like the pitied me so hard, they just lowered what they had on the ticket. They were like “you’re fine, just go. Don’t drive fast,” he said.

The entertainer added, “I’ve never been stopped in the UK, I was stopped so many times in Sweden.” As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Kjellberg also told his audience the story about how his car once got impounded when he was out of the country, and was almost auctioned off.

“F**king auctions, man. That happened to my car once. I didn’t pay tax on it, and I was away. So it had been taken off and it was just about to go in auction,” the YouTuber revealed. “It’s f**king crazy. How can they do that? I was out of the country!”

PewDiePie had to drive over 40 minutes to reach the place where they had taken his vehicle. Summing up the whole experience, he cautioned fans: “It’s tough, guys, it’s tough not paying your taxes.”

The stories PewDiePie told were from years back, however he called them “embarrassing” experiences. To be fair, everyone has a story of getting into trouble in some form or another in their youth.

Despite being known for his video content, in 2020 the personality has been streaming more often after signing a major deal with YouTube back in March. Fans are often treated to anecdotes from the star’s interesting life.