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Twitch streamer’s mom horrified after racist donation message

Published: 16/Sep/2019 4:26 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 4:59

by Andrew Amos

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A Twitch streamer’s mom was left horrified after a donator left a racist message on her son’s channel, but she laid down the law for his viewers. 

Trolling through text-to-speech donations has been a thing on Twitch since they were introduced. Whether it’s flaming the person behind the camera or cracking a joke, text-to-speech donations can be used for amusing purposes to enhance the stream experience.

However, some trolls take it too far by using it as a platform to spout hate speech, and streamers are left trying to pick up the mess. Luckily for this young Twitch streamer, his mom was on standby to issue them a stern warning.

The streamer, whose identity is unknown, looks to be a young American kid, barely old enough to use the platform targeted at people aged 13 or older. Twitch requires parental supervision for streamers under the age of 18, and his mother was doing just that on his Minecraft stream.

While sitting in the loading screen, the streamer received an incredibly racist donation message along the lines of “bash all n****** skulls in PogChamp.”

Warning: Racism

Taken aback by the message, the streamer immediately called his mom over to sort out the issue, and she showed her son’s viewers the boundaries.

“Let me make something abundantly clear to you,” she said. “If you come in spamming that shit I will make sure that you are banned from Twitch, from our lives in general.” 

She took a strong stance against the troll but most importantly made sure her son was safe after the incident.

TwitchThis streamer’s mom did the right thing by stepping in when her son received a racist donation message.

How to turn on profanity filters in StreamLabs and StreamElements

While text-to-speech donations usually have some sort of profanity filter, some streamers don’t have the filter enabled, or don’t have strict enough settings to block out hate speech. 

It’s pretty easy to turn on if you don’t have them enabled already – going into the Donation Settings menu in StreamLabs, or the Tipping Menu in StreamElements, and turning on the Profanity Filter should block out most swear words. This can help keep streams as PG as possible, and safe from text-to-speech donations like this.

It’s unclear whether he had the filters disabled or otherwise, but the fact of the matter is the message slipped through the cracks, and his entire Twitch chat was exposed to it.

The mother’s warning might only be to her son’s own audience, but everyone involved in the streaming community can take a leaf out of her book when it comes to donation messages. Make sure your filters are strong and enabled, and if you are a parent, keep your kids safe online.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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YouTube: New Views Podcast Highlights
Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.