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Twitch streamer shocked after being unfollowed due to his race

Published: 23/Aug/2019 19:49 Updated: 23/Aug/2019 20:15

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular live streamers and internet personalities are often no strangers to hateful remarks, due to their large online followings – but one Twitch streamer received a direct message that left him speechless.

Streamer “LifeofRio” is a relatively popular face on Twitch, boasting over 48,000 followers on the platform and over 124,000 subscribers on YouTube – but his upbeat attitude and online popularity didn’t stop a fellow streamer from sending him a racist message.

Rio posted a screenshot of the message to Twitter on August 22, which showed the sender claiming that she had to unfollow him on social media due to his race.

LifeofRio, TwitterPopular Twitch streamer and YouTuber “LifeofRio” got hit with a racist message that left him speechless.
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“…I like to see content creators that look more like me skin-wise so I can grow,” the message read. “…I just don’t see the point of following a black streamer since we have different audiences. I think if the circumstances were different, this would be a great friendship.”

Needless to say, Rio claimed that he didn’t know how to respond to the unprompted message, calling the sender and those who share her sentiments “seriously annoying.”

That’s not all: Rio posted another Tweet just before revealing the message, which he claimed made him feel “like I’ll just be looked down on, no matter how hard I try.”

Rio’s Tweet has since gone viral across the streaming community, with many commenters expressing their sympathies and noting the ridiculousness of the sender’s logic.

“I’m afraid I can’t follow any of you because you’re all skinny and sexy,” one user mocked. “Different audiences… Wtf is this person on lol.”

“I don’t even have the vocabulary to express how dumb that guy is,” top streamer and gaming YouTuber Brad “Drift0r” Overby commented.

This wouldn’t be the first time Rio has been met with racist vitriol, either: the streamer fought against an incredibly racist player in Mortal Kombat 11 just a few days ahead of receiving the offensive message, detailing his negative experience in a humorous YouTube video despite his opponent’s contempt.

While Rio has yet to provide another statement regarding the racist message, netizens are banding together to decry the sender’s harmful words and make it clear that there is no place for racism in gaming.

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Meet the TikToker going viral for saying “Charli D’Amelio” 100,000 times

Published: 1/Dec/2020 0:56 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 1:09

by Virginia Glaze

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A TikToker has taken over the internet for saying the name of the platform’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio 100,000 times in a row — and he’s not the first one to lay claim to fame in this manner.

TikTok star Devin Caherly has caught the eye of social media users around the globe after taking on a jaw-dropping challenge, which he announced in a video on November 29.

Claiming that he would say the name of Charli D’Amelio — the site’s most popular creator with over 101 million followers — 100,00 times, his quest soon became a viral sensation, with his original announcement video garnering over 309,000 likes at the time of writing.

Caherly kept track of his project by using an online counter, which he would press each time he said D’Amelio’s name. However, he didn’t ask fans to just take his word for it; he even live-streamed the entire ordeal, but it didn’t turn out as planned.

@devincaherlyLeave a like and come join my stream @charlidamelio♬ original sound – Slowed sounds🥰

Unfortunately for Caherly, as soon as he hit the 999,991 mark, his counter suddenly reset, leaving him completely devastated (although we have to admit, his failure made for a pretty funny TikTok).

@devincaherlyI spent 18 hours straight saying @charlidamelio and right before I hit 100,000 this happens 🤦🏻‍♂️♬ original sound – Devin Caherly

This isn’t his first experiment of this nature, either; Caherly has also said Charli D’Amelio’s name for every ten likes he’s gotten, as well as every ten comments within a 24-hour period.

Caherly’s endeavors ring similar to those of massively popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson, who has also said the names of social media stars like ‘PewDiePie’ and Logan Paul 100,000 times in the past.

That’s not the only way in which Caherly is similar to Mr Beast; he’s also given out quite a bit of cash and gift cards for his 2.7 million fans — although we can’t say it’s the same as Mr Beast opening a free bank or tipping waitresses in legitimate gold bars.

Either way, it seems that Caherly has opened up quite a career for himself, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for this young creative.