Why is #DolanTwinsIsOverParty trending on Twitter? - Dexerto
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Why is #DolanTwinsIsOverParty trending on Twitter?

Published: 19/Jun/2020 10:16

by Connor Bennett

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The Dolan Twins, Ethan and Grayson, became the targets of Twitter’s next ‘is over party’ after a five-year-old video surfaced of them explaining their experiences in high school, where they were labeled with homophobic slurs. 

Every now and again, a brand new ‘is over party’ hashtag will trend every so often on Twitter, leaving fans of the person or group involved pretty confused as they try and find the reason behind the trend. 

More often than not, these hashtags can be a bit of a joke from a fanbase, but other times, there are serious reasons for why a certain message is being spread. On June 19, the Dolan Twins became the latest targets.

The Dolan Twins, YouTube
The Dolan Twins have built an incredibly loyal fanbase.

The twins, who have 11 million subscribers on their YouTube channel, became the targets of the ‘is over party’ hashtag when an old video of theirs resurfaced where they were talking about their experiences in high school.

In the video, Grayson explained that people who posted messages online about the pair commonly used a homophobic slur in attempts to mock them. While in the video the YouTuber said the word, it was beeped out. This video has since been used in relation to the hashtag, with many Dolan Twins fans stepping up to defend them, claiming that it has been taken out of context. 

As a result of fans trying to spread their message about the hashtag being misleading, the hashtag gets more uses and therefore continues to trend longer and becomes seen by more and more Twitter users.

Plenty of Dolan Twins fans have also accused K POP fans of latching on to the hashtag in order to keep it trending, with them posting tweets that don’t actually line up with the trend.

As of writing, neither of the Dolan Twins have spoken out about the trend, though new tweets from all corners of Twitter continue to be posted with the hashtag attached. 

It remains to be seen as to whether or not they will respond or if, like plenty of other ‘is over party’ targets, will see the trend pass without much bother.

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xQc explains why his 7-day Twitch ban was actually a good thing

Published: 25/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel finally returned to streaming after receiving a massive seven-day ban for his role in a Fall Guys Twitch Rivals stream sniping controversy. However, according to the French Canadian, the ban was actually good for him.

xQc’s return to Twitch was met with some huge numbers, with over 100,000 viewers packed into his chat.

With such a massive audience, Lengyel explained how, while he expected to be criticized for his actions, he was shocked at how some folks didn’t want him to improve or get better.

“Seeing people not wanting you to move or not wanting you to go past the hurdles, it’s almost like they’re living through you,” he explained. “There’s a lot of them.”

xQc's Twitch viewers upon his return
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xQc’s return stream was pulling in huge numbers.

According to the former Overwatch League pro, even after he apologized for his actions, some people were still attacking him for silly reasons.

“‘Oh no, not good enough of an apology, I hope you get perma-banned,’” he paraphrased of his haters. “I hope nobody gets perma-banned and there are people I really dislike in the content creator space, and I wouldn’t want them to get perma-banned.”

His reasoning for this is because he believes people can come back and do better. But he also addressed people claiming that Twitch was using him as an example.

“I don’t think bigger streamers get preferential treatment. And I think that was a good showcase of it,” he added. “I think, out of all the other instances, I think that was a good showcase of me not getting preferential treatment. If anything, I got the full juicer. Seven-day whole thing and I got clapped.”

Twitch has often been accused of giving some larger streamers better treatment than others on the platform, so this was a refreshing revelation from the Laval-born Lengyel.

“Even if, let’s say, I was being used as an example, and they put me out there as an example of doing a bad thing, that’s fine,” he continued. “That’s fine because when we come back, I can also be an example of doing better.”

Hopefully, xQc can make good on this challenge to himself and actually become better, just as suggested.