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Twitch streamer under fire for telling fans to stop “painful” small talk

Published: 7/Sep/2020 2:45 Updated: 7/Sep/2020 8:11

by Brad Norton

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Twitch streamer ‘Fleeksie’ has come under fire after advising viewers on how they should and shouldn’t interact with their favorite content creators, leading to backlash from many among the streaming community.

With over 30,000 followers on the Amazon-owned platform, Fleeksie labels herself as the “world’s most pointless Twitch streamer.” While she dips into a variety of games here and there, she’s most often found in the Just Chatting category, watching videos and keeping up with her chat.

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Plenty of viewers jump straight into her broadcasts when she goes live. However, the 26-year-old streamer has a few guidelines on how she wants people to act in her chat. None of these recommendations are listed in her Twitch biography. Instead, she revealed her biggest pet peeve in a September 5 tweet.

“Small talk” is something that should be kept in the Twitch chat, not directed towards the streamer, according to Fleeksie. This mindset led to a wave of backlash from her community and even saw her come under fire from some hugely popular names on the broadcasting platform.

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“Stop going into [people’s] live streams and asking “how are you,” she tweeted after her latest broadcast. “We live. We streaming. Other people are watching. The room is not on fire. Things are ok… just comment on what’s happening,” she said.

“Ask someone else in the chat how they are doing if you want small talk,” Fleeksie continued. “Every time I say ‘I’m good how are you’ I feel a little puke in the back of my throat rise up. It’s actually painful responding to that question.”

Her opinion soon caught wind and blew up within the streaming community, as others shared their takes in response. “Be grateful you’re getting engagement,” a fellow Twitch streamer responded. “This suggests you’re unappreciative of your viewers. They’re just being polite.”

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“I don’t think you belong on the platform if ‘how are you?’ is too much,” another replied.

While many dug into the controversy and piled on with further backlash, others tried to be a little constructive too.

“When they ask, if you don’t feel like answering directly, don’t,” Diegosaurs commented. The streamer, who has 500k followers of his own on Twitch, advised Fleeksie to simply acknowledge her viewers instead of responding to the same question over and over.

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The controversy hasn’t quite ended though, as Fleeksie followed up multiple times amidst the backlash.

“People with no stream or 15-viewer Andy streams telling me how to run mine. Don’t quit your day jobs and don’t come for my wig if what you’re doing isn’t working for you,” she said. “Maybe it’s because you ask everyone close-ended, meaningless questions, and think it’s ‘caring’?”

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She also added she’s now anticipating her chat would now be filled with “how are you?” spam for the next few broadcasts that she hosts, at the very least.

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xQc takes swipe at Taylor Swift’s militant online fan base

Published: 17/Oct/2020 3:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch powerhouse Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has taken a swipe at some of the more impassioned Taylor Swift fans who rally around her and “attack” anyone she is beefing with on social media.

xQc isn’t one to hold back his opinions. In the last couple of months alone, he’s opened up the drama between him and Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar, debated with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and his wife over charity streams, and accused Twitch streamer Katerino of cheating on CallMeCarson.

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Now, he’s got pop sensation Taylor Swift in his sights. Well, her fans, at least.

xQc throws Taylor Swift fans some shade

xQc claims he has nothing but respect and admiration for Taylor Swift herself. However, he has thrown some shade at her fans. More specifically, he believes the portion of her fans who draw comparisons between her and others and attack them on social media are a nuisance.

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xQc stated that he believes Taylor Swift “kinda had to go with the industry and whatnot” once she became a superstar, and that he understands and respects it. “But the problem is… her fans and her fan base,” he added.

He goes on to describe a hypothetical situation in which Kanye West says, “I just sold… 600 million dollars worth of products… just to let you guys know.”

He’s quickly bombarded with comments Taylor Swift fans who spam “Taylor ended your career.” To reiterate his point, he describes a similar situation, in which the fans say “Taylor Swift ended your career overnight.”

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Taylor Swift Instagram follower count as of October 2020
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Taylor Swift has over 140 million followers on Instagram, so xQc is definitely punching up by taking on her fanbase.

xQc is referring to a feud between Kim, Kanye, and Taylor Swift

Of course, a word for word summary doesn’t do it justice. His impressions are hilarious and questionable, to say the least. But it’s something that has happened on social media, and he felt strongly enough about it to comment on.

Taylor Swift feuded with both Kim Kardashian and Kanye West earlier this year, and although it seems like the trio has more or less made amends, some of her fans weren’t ready to forgive and forget.

Either way, it doesn’t matter too much whether you agree with xQc or not. After all, it’s nothing more than his opinion on something trivial. But the main thing is his awful impersonations are well worth the watch and provide good entertainment value.

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