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Twitch streamer Mayahiga left stunned by donation insult

Published: 20/Sep/2019 11:21 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 14:38

by David Purcell

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Popular Twitch streamer Maya Higa couldn’t believe what she was hearing after a donator decided to send her one of the worst messages possible during a stream. 

The internet personality has just short of 100,000 followers on the streaming platform and one of many that appear in the Just Chatting category regularly on Twitch. 

As is the case with anybody who puts the text-to-speech ability on their donations, many times people from the chat will send in some messages for their favorite streamers to hear. This time, though, mayahiga was hosting a Q&A session with viewers. 

Maya Higa, InstagramMaya also has almost 20,000 followers on Instagram.

More often than not these type of sessions encourage engagement with the chat and that was certainly the case during Higa’s September 19 broadcast – but she was left completely speechless by a very personal comment made during it. 

As she began to tie her hair up in a bun, the ‘thank you so much’ line popped up, signalling that she had received a donation. “Just get a boob job,” the auto-reader started. “That way people don’t look at your horribly deformed face.” 

Expectedly, the streamer was completely stunned for a few moments, before giving her take on it. “That was one of the meanest donos [donations] I’ve ever gotten. That was not nice.”

The streamer might have had a smile on her face the whole time, but it’s fair to say that she was far from impressed by what was read out. In fact, she even fired back at the person who done it. 

“You gave me three dollars just to hurt my feelings and I’m going to go to the gas station and buy myself a croissant breakfast sandwich,” Maya responded. 

Whether or not she will continue to host this type of Q&A session again in the future remains to be seen, but it’s highly likely. After all, she’s the one getting paid to do them, even if the comments are mean. 

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Doja Cat is leaving TikTok: “I’m not comfortable”

Published: 19/Jan/2021 20:25

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular music artist Doja Cat has announced that she is officially leaving TikTok, claiming that she is no longer “comfortable” with being harassed on the viral video application — and she’s not the first celebrity do so.

Doja Cat has become one of the world’s most popular rappers in the last few years. Best known for such hits as ‘Juicy’ and ‘Like That,’ Doja humorously found herself in the spotlight thanks to her viral ‘Moo’ video in 2018, and has been steadily climbing the stairway to fame ever since.

However, it seems that Doja is taking a major step back from one of the net’s biggest social media platforms, as revealed in a series of soul-baring Tweets published on January 19.

In her tweets, Doja claimed that she no longer wants to post on TikTok, appearing to claim that she’s tired of being harassed and bullied by critics.

 

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“I’m not comfortable making TikToks anymore,” she wrote. “I feel like something is wrong with me. Y’all got me.”

Doja continued by claiming that commenters were “unintentionally gaslighting her,” revealing that she has “struggled” with similar issues before.

“I have a lot of fear in me, so it just adds up in the end when I read that kind of shit,” she explained.

“It’s really my dumbass fault, cuz I put myself out there to be made fun of anyway, but it’s just reached a point for me, personally,” the rapper added. “So I’m done with the funny shit. Y’all can make fun of my music and my performances, cuz those not meant to be a joke and I’ll feel better about that.”

Doja is far from the first celebrity to leave TikTok over similar issues; in September 2020, rapper Taio Cruz also quit the platform, claiming that he’d been bullied to the point of having harmful thoughts, which were brought on by mean commenters.

Studies claim that cyberbullying has drastically risen since the onset of the global health crisis — and while Doja has been met with ample support from her fans, we can all do our part to make the internet a nicer place.