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Twitch responds to backlash following release of Ninja & Pokimane advertisements

Published: 28/Jan/2019 23:25 Updated: 28/Jan/2019 23:28

by Virginia Glaze


Popular streaming platform Twitch have finally responded to widespread criticism, after rolling out an advertisement for streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’s’ Anys’s Pro Bowl event across their site in late January.

Twitch released a statement on the matter in a Tweet on January 28, announcing that they will no longer run advertisements promoting on-site events or other streamers across the platform.

“We removed the most recent ad early Friday and will avoid running advertisements in the future for on-site events and/or creators that potentially drive your viewers to other Twitch channels,” the statement read.

Twitch’s response follows widespread backlash following the advertisement of Pokimane’s ‘Pro Bowl’ event on January 25.

Pokimane herself responded to the ensuing criticism by stating that all creators on the platform should be happy for the exposure brought about by the ad, claiming that it meant “the whole industry for streamers is doing well.”

Pokimane’s sentiments echoed that of popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, who likewise saw backlash after Twitch rolled out ads promoting his New Year’s Eve event on December 31, 2018.

However, other creators on the site feared that such advertisements would draw viewers away from their channels, with the likes of Dr Disrespect and Sam ‘Strippin’ Thorne calling out the promos in scathing Tweets shortly thereafter.

“I thought people were pretty vocal recently about their displeasure of other broadcasters being advertised on their channels,” Strippin wrote. “So why the fuck are my viewers seeing Pokimane ads, Twitch?”

It looks like Twitch has taken direct action in light of these complaints, much to the relief of their userbase.


Charli & Dixie D’Amelio slam “super weird” paparazzi for camping outside their homes

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett


Social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have called out the “super weird, super uncomfortable” practices of paparazzi following them and camping outside their homes. 

With the success of TikTok around the globe, a new batch of social media stars have been born, but perhaps, there have been none more successful than the D’Amelio sisters, Charli and Dixie. 

The pair have a massive fanbase across TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and obviously, that means they attract media attention too.

However, it seems as if some paparazzi have been overstepping their boundaries, with the sisters calling them out for sitting outside their houses. 

dixie and charli damelio on Instagram
Instagram: dixiedamelio
Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

It came during the January 21 episode of their 2 Chix podcast as the pair got into things that have really been grinding their gears, with the paparazzi camping outside their homes being a big one. 

“Something that’s been grinding my gears – paparazzi. Kevin, Josh, this is for you guys – please stop waiting outside my house,” Charli said. “Super weird, super uncomfortable, super big invasion of privacy. Home is supposed to be a safe space, not where you have people waiting for you. Super weird, thank you.”

Dixie added that whenever she leaves her apartment, she’ll see paparazzi illegally parked outside, and they’ll follow her when driving. “They used to be really chill, we’d be like ‘hey, not right now we’re just sitting outside’ but now, I feel like since everything is closed, and they’re getting zero content from anyone, they kind of know our routine now,” she added.

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Dixie further noted that it’s quite “scary” in Charli’s situation, as her home is all glass and so there’s plenty of ways to look inside, if they wanted to do so. 

TikTokers have called out paparazzi before overstepping boundaries, with some being called out for “stalking” the D’Amelio’s in particular, even when they’re not doing much at all.

Whether or not they change after being called out by the sisters remains to be seen, but, maybe they’ll back off a little bit.