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Twitch Streamer Apologizes After Saying Blind People Are Worthless in Bizarre Rant

Published: 10/Jul/2018 15:20 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 18:28

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer has apologized after receiving significant backlash for a clip in which he calls blind people ‘worthless’, in what he claims was a poorly executed joke.

Streamer ‘om3gapro’ was live on Twitch when he began explaining the difficulties blind people face in a very derogatory way, even comparing them to ‘invalids’ – people with severe mental disabilities.

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His most ridiculing comment was saying “if you’re blind, you’re f***ing worthless, that’s just big facts, I’m sorry to say it”.

While om3gapro recognizes the harm and offensiveness of his comments, he has written an apology statement explaining the context which led to his rant, making clear that he does not actually think blind people are worthless.

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“Ok, I am the streamer showed in this clip and I feel like I should explain myself. Before I do that, I know that nothing I could say could erase the offense a lot of you took for the words that I spoke in this clipping, and for that I truly am sorry.

Let me explain the context of this awful joke, not that it can change anything. We were debating on my stream as to what was worse, being blind or being deaf. To me, I thought the clear answer is that being blind was FAR worse than being deaf. In this clip here, you see me get fed up with people saying that being blind is better than being deaf, which then spawned this horrible clip.

I deserve every bit of backlash and criticism I am receiving over this, I did not realize how much power my words actually have. On my stream, I am often times very hyperbolic and OVER OVER exaggerating a lot of what I say, which is what I did in this clip. I do not ACTUALLY think that blind people are worthless, I was merely using the absolute extremes to try to prove my point in a stupid, actually worthless debate that I had on my stream.

Again, I deeply deeply apologize for my words.”

The clip, which has since garnered thousands of views after being shared to Reddit and social media, can be viewed below. It contains strong language.

It seems in an attempt to make his point that being blind is more detrimental than being deaf, om3gapro went somewhat overboard, leading to his very offensive comments.

It is unclear if Twitch will take any action following the clip, which has now been removed from his channel.

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Twitch streamer HaChubby’s public piano solo gets hilariously ruined

Published: 10/Oct/2020 18:05

by Georgina Smith

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Korean streamer HAchubby was hilariously interrupted during her IRL stream while she was playing the piano, as an unexpected song blasting through the store speakers at totally the wrong moment.

HAchubby is a Korean streamer who is learning English, and sharing her content to a multinational fanbase of over 200,000 on Twitch. She is most often found streaming IRL, collaborating with other streamers, as well as sometimes showcasing her piano skills.

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She’s previously gone viral on multiple occasions for her streaming antics, as she seems to attract incredibly funny situations. In one popular clip she and fellow streamer Yuggie_TV tried their hand at the rubber band watermelon challenge, and were left flustered when the melon exploded when they least expected it.

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HaChubby is a massively popular streamer on Twitch, boasting over 224k followers due to her hilarious IRL broadcasts.

One fan even stream sniped her in an IRL stream, presenting her with a pizza box that had the iconic Twitch “Jebaited” emote hidden inside.

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This time around in an IRL stream, HAchubby took a quiet moment to sit at a piano in a music shop, and play a soft tune for her followers. It seemed that such a calm activity could not possibly be interrupted by any bizarre occurrences, but the most unexpected things always seem to happen to the Korean streamer.

As the piece she was playing came to a lull she looked up at the camera, just in time for the song “U Guessed It” by OG Maco to start blasting through the speakers abruptly, at full volume no less.

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She immediately doubled over with laughter, bewildered by the abrupt ending to her lovely solo. Through her laughter she said “what the heck is this timing?” looking around the shop, absolutely baffled.

The clip of the incident has now garnered nearly 60,000 views, with people loving HAchubby’s brilliant reaction to yet another crazy IRL stream.