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Twitch streamer sparks controversy for racist stereotyping during broadcast

Published: 7/Jun/2019 20:02

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the net’s most popular livestreaming platforms, it comes as no surprise that Twitch captures some unsavory moments as they unfold in real life – one of which occurred during a broadcaster’s June 6 stream during a walk.

Twitch streamer ‘iGUMDROP’ was in the middle of an outing with a friend when the two came upon a bystander on the sidewalk, who was of African American descent.

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The bystander was leaning up against a partition while speaking loudly on his cell phone, using a racial expletive that incited a controversial reaction from the duo.

iGUMDROP, TwitterTwitch streamer iGUMDROP and her friend are coming under fire, after engaging in racist behavior during a June 6 broadcast.
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The two quickly ran away from the stranger as though frightened, with the camerawoman shouting, “Hold your purse!” while clutching her bag to her chest.

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iGUMDROP followed shortly behind, appearing to laugh at her friend’s antics as they made their way down the sidewalk.

The two streamers have since garnered ample criticism online for the incident, with users across Reddit decrying their actions as blatantly racist.

“This is actually one of the most racist things I’ve seen on Twitch,” one user wrote. “This is literally directly in front of a black guy, two girls running away and saying hold your purse. What the fuck, he must feel pretty shit he actually saw them do this.”

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“I was about to defend them because he might have said something bad, but looking back at the clip, he was literally just standing there talking on the phone normally, not bothering anyone,” another commenter said of the matter. “This is just straight up racist.”

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This is far from the first time racism has been recorded on Twitch: Korean streamer Giannie Lee was broadcasting her trip to Berlin, Germany in mid April when she encountered multiple instances of racist abuse, with bystanders pulling at their eyes and making a mockery of Asian languages in front of the camera.

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TwitchCon Europe likewise saw an instance of racist abuse, with a bystander shouting a racial slur into another streamer’s camera as they passed through, which resulted in a tense confrontation that ultimately ended in the stream sniper’s apology.

The original Twitch clip of iGUMDROP’s racist behavior has since been deleted, although her channel remains intact as of the publication of this article.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
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Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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