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Twitch streamer Rajj Patel explains why he’s dropping his fake name

Published: 11/Jun/2020 11:18

by Joe Craven

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The popular Twitch streamer previously known as Rajj Patel has announced he will be changing how he portrays himself online, including his own name and the name of his popular show. 

The streamer, whose real name is Austin, has gone by Rajj Patel since 2013, after he based his persona on a character with that name. An entire brand has been built around that character, including the Rajjchelor talk show that amasses hundreds of thousands of viewers.

In a June 10 TwitLonger, the American explained that he does not want to take parts of Indian culture and that discussions with his friends in the Indian community have brought him to the conclusion that his name was inappropriate.

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His YouTube channel now goes by the name ‘Austin’.

“When I look back on myself in 2013, I was ignorant and approached the Rajj character as an actor,” he explained. “I had a big group of friends in the Indian community and thought that meant that I understood the consequences and history of the choices I made on camera.”

He went on to explain that, as a white man, he can never understand the hardships and struggles experienced by people of color.

“The South Asian & Indian community,” he continued, “I would like to give you what is long overdue, I’m sorry… I don’t want any part of my image, name, or persona to be inappropriately borrowed from a culture that I don’t have the right to represent. So moving forward I will be going by my first name, Austin, and rebranding everything as a derivative of that.”

His new Twitter handle is @AustinOnTwitter, while the talk show previously known as ‘The Rajjchelor’ will now simply be called AustinShow.

He concluded: “We all need to stay aware that what we do and say affects others. Moving forward I want to continue educating myself and being sensitive to things that I will never fully understand. I invite you all to do the same.”

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.