What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Alinity admits Twitch should have banned her, Griffin Johnson apologizes to Dixie D’Amelio & more - Dexerto

What’s Brewing? Week’s biggest drama: Alinity admits Twitch should have banned her, Griffin Johnson apologizes to Dixie D’Amelio & more

Published: 6/Sep/2020 20:11

by Virginia Glaze


This week has certainly been a doozy! From TikTok star Griffin Johnson finally apologizing to ex-girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio to YouTube also issuing a statement toward Markiplier and Cr1TiKaL over a confusing video strike, it seems like things keep getting more and more wild — and we’ve got all the tea to keep you up-to-date with the drama.

So… What’s brewing?

Alinity admits Twitch should have banned her over cat scandal

Alinity speaks to her audience in her stream setup.
Twitch: Alinity
Alinity admitted that she should have received a ban from Twitch after her cat-tossing scandal from last year.

Who’s involved? Alinity Divine is a high-profile Twitch streamer, best known for her humorous gaming broadcasts, hilarious interactions with fans, and having an entire family of furry friends.

What’s the tea? Alinity came under fire in 2019 after tossing her pet cat, Milo, over her head during a heated game of Apex Legends, during which the feline had decided to make his home on her keyboard.

What ensued was a slew of backlash against the streamer, with many accusing her of animal abuse. However, following an investigation from the Saskatoon SPCA, no abusive behavior was found in the home and Alinity was able to keep her pets.

What did Alinity say about the drama? Over a year later, Alinity has publicly admitted that she considered harmful actions toward herself after receiving continuous harassment online following the incident — but she’s not avoiding accountability, either.

In a livestream on August 30, Alinity admitted that she should have been banned over the scandal, stating, “I know people that have been banned for smaller things than what happened with me, with the cat thing… I should have been banned. Maybe a suspension. I don’t know [how long the ban should have been]. Like a week? It was pretty bad.”

Read the whole story here.

YouTube issues public apology to Markiplier & Cr1TiKaL

YouTubers Markiplier and Critikal speak to their audiences
YouTube: Markiplier / Penguinz0
YouTube issued a public apology to creators Markiplier and Cr1TiKaL after removing their videos reacting to a viral clip.

Who’s involved? Mark ‘Markiplier’ Fischbach and Charles ‘Cr1TiKaL’ White are two of YouTube’s longstanding stars, who rose to fame nearly a decade ago on the platform and have continued to maintain their stardom status.

What’s the tea? Despite their largely unproblematic natures, both YouTubers found a certain reaction video of theirs banned, after YouTube claimed that a certain clip found within contained “violent and graphic content.”

Cr1TiKaL was the first of the two to get hit with a strike, with his video being removed shortly thereafter. Markiplier stood in solidarity with his fellow influencer and found that his own video, which contained commentary over a similar clip, was also removed, leading to mass outrage against the platform.

What did YouTube do in response? A day after the scandal took over the internet, YouTube issued a public apology to both creators, clarifying that their videos had been restored and that the issue was an “over-enforcement of our policies.”

Luckily, both Mark and Cr1TiKaL are taking the response well, and are hopeful that his means further openness and communication from a site that continues to come under criticism for its often confusing decisions.

Read the whole story here.

Griffin Johnson finally apologizes to Dixie D’Amelio

Griffin Johnson recording YouTube video
YouTube: Griffin Johnson
Griffin Johnson has finally released a statement regarding his split with ex-girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio after being hounded by fans to speak about the situation.

Who’s involved? Griffin Johnson and Dixie D’Amelio are two of TikTok’s most popular content creators, best known for their once “goals” relationship — before the Hype House’s Chase Hudson accused him of cheating on his now ex-girlfriend, that is.

What’s the tea? After these cheating accusations went viral in July, it seemed that Dixie and Griffin had parted ways, a theory that was later hinted at by Dixie on social media.

However, despite her pleas for fans to stop harassing him in wake of Chase’s allegations, Dixie hardcore shaded her ex in late August, leading to yet another brigade against the Sway House icon.

Did Griffin end up making amends? Well… yes and no. Initially seeming to take the hate in good spirits, Griffin would often make fun of the situation, and even uploaded a fake apology video that actually addressed a “bet” between himself and TikToker Bryce Hall.

However, Griffin finally broke down shortly after Dixie claimed to have “48 screenshots” with proof that he cheated, prompting him to wish his ex-girlfriend well and even give his blessing to her apparent romance with Noah Beck.

While things still don’t seem hunky dory between the two, at least fans can rest easy knowing he’s finally put the situation past him — but we doubt the trolls are going to be satisfied, regardless.

Read the whole story here.

Emma Chamberlain & James Charles finally reunite

James Charles and Emma Chamberlain wave at the camera
YouTube: James Charles
James Charles and Emma Chamberlain shocked the net by reuniting this week, years after the “Sister Squad” seemed to be disbanded.

Who’s involved? The “Sister Squad” was once one of YouTube’s biggest unofficial content collectives, made up of the Dolan Twins, makeup mogul James Charles, and then-rising star Emma Chamberlain.

What’s the tea? While the group was once close, they appeared to disband over a year ago, leading fans to wonder if some unresolved drama had taken hold of the squad. Some felt that bad blood had erupted between Ethan Dolan and Emma, as the two were speculated to have dated behind the scenes — but nothing was confirmed, and the gang stopped collaborating for some time.

Will they ever get back together? Possibly! Emma shocked the net by collaborating with James Charles in a series of videos on September 1, leading viewers to hope against hope that the “Sister Squad” could be making a long-awaited comeback. Although the two didn’t divulge what had happened between them, it does seem like the two stopped being friends for quite awhile — but luckily, they seem to be back on good terms, and we’re *so* here for it!

Read the whole story here.

SeaNanners makes his return to YouTube

SeaNanners in a YouTube video
YouTube: SeaNanners
SeaNanners returned to YouTube after a previously unexplained 2 year break.

Who’s involved? Adam ‘SeaNanners’ Montoya was a huge face on YouTube for quite some time, best known for his hilarious video game content that quickly shot him to the top of the site’s gaming community.

What’s the tea? SeaNanners took an unexpected hiatus from content creation in 2018, leading to a two-year-long break that had users concerned and puzzled as to why he stepped away. However, he finally made his return on August 29, 2020, with a lengthy video explaining his absence.

Why did he leave? According to SeaNanners, he’d been suffering from mental health issues, citing depression, anxiety and anger as reasons why he needed to step back and improve upon himself.

“I spent a lot of time uploading videos. But I haven’t spent a lot of time on myself,” he explained. “My life had sort of become stagnant. I didn’t know where to go, who I was, what was happening.”

While the YouTuber is currently in the process of “feeling out” his next steps, fans are overjoyed at his comeback and are patiently waiting to see what’s to come of his content creating career.

Read the whole story here.

From one of YouTube’s biggest stars finally making his long-awaited return to one of Twitch’s most divisive streamers admitting that she should have been banned, it seems that this week just keeps the shockers coming! What do you think of Alinity’s thoughts on the cat-tossing scandal? Do you think Griffin receives too much hate for his breakup with Dixie? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending and comment what you think the biggest story of this week was!

Stay tuned to Dexerto for another round of What’s Brewing next week!


Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney


Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.