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Twitch streamer Knut slams “f*cking dumb” Instagram promotion deal

Published: 23/Sep/2019 1:28 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 1:40

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch partner Knut Spildrejorde has slammed a “fucking dumb” Instagram promotion deal that he was offered through his Instagram messages.

Promotion deals, whether it be for things like clothing, drinks, food, and gaming equipment, are a way of life for entertainers on Twitch, Instagram, and social media. Stars often add these deals onto their Twitch revenue, to bolster their overall income.

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It was no surprise, then, that streaming bodybuilder Knut had fashion brand ‘Animal Eye London’ slide into his DMs with what they believed was a decent offer regarding sponsorship. The Twitch star had a different idea, however, slamming the offer.

Animal Eye London offered Knut a 30% discount on all their clothing brands, a 15% discount code for his followers, €10 per follower that actually purchase something from their catalog, and an offer of putting his images on their account if they were “potentially good enough.”

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Knut shared the message with his viewers during his September 22 stream, laughing at the offer, before he fired back his response: “Are you fucking dumb?”

“So fucking dumb,” he laughed, before firing off another message to the fashion brand. “If you pay me $1,000USD a month I will wear your ugly ass clothing.”

As Knut laughed, however, he realized that he couldn’t remember how to spell the word ‘clothing’, first typing out ‘chlothing’ in the message before asking his chat for help. “How the fuck do you write that? Can someone spell it for me? I’m a Pepega!”

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Part of the confusion on the part of Animal Eye London seemed to be the company had only looked at the Twitch star’s Instagram followers. He has just over 7,000 followers on the photo-based website, and the fashion brand may have believed he was just getting started.


Instead, Knut just uses his social media account to post behind-the-scenes images of his day to day life, and uses Twitch as his main platform to engage with fans. There he has more than 86,000 followers, and is partnered on Twitch.

Knut, TwitchKnut’s popularity on Twitch has been growing with his regular Just Chatting streams.

Animal Eye London, who has nearly 150,000 followers on Instagram, likely didn’t lock down Knut’s signature on an exclusive branding deal considering his reaction to their offer.

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Perhaps the bodybuilder will have a few more offers soon, however, after he revealed how marketable he is during a skit making fun of Just Chatting streamers and their many poses.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.