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Woman scares boyfriend by pretending she got “beat up” for YouTube prank

Published: 12/Jan/2020 21:47 Updated: 12/Jan/2020 21:48

by Meg Bethany Koepp


YouTube couple Robin Birrell and Emma Crompton are no strangers to pulling pranks on each other, and the girlfriend’s latest gag saw her pretending that she’d been beaten up and badly bruised after an argument with a stranger.

The Google-owned video platform is host to many couples who love to pull crazy pranks on one another and record their victim’s reaction for their viewers’ entertainment.

Duo Robin and Emma fall into this category, and are always trying to one-up each other with some insane hijinks, and their latest upload saw the girlfriend trick her boyfriend into thinking she’d been attacked.

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On January 12, the pair uploaded a video titled “I GOT BEAT UP PRANK ON BOYFRIEND!” in which the 25-year-old started off by stating that she was going to be applying makeup on her face to mimic bruises.

“I’m going to try and make the bruises look as realistic as possible so Robin really thinks I’ve been beaten up,” she said, before she blended it under her eye and added some fake blood, with the end result looking quite realistic.

The British prankster then waited for her partner to come home from a trip, and laid down on their couch and placed a pillow over her face so he wouldn’t see her ‘injuries’ straight away. “I’ve got a headache,” she explained when her Germany-born boyfriend asked how she was doing.

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After moving the cushion away, he was shocked by the state of his girlfriend’s face. “Oh my God! What happened to your face?! Oh my f**king God!” he stated in panic. “I hit it on the pavement,” she replied. “I had a bit of an argument with someone and I ended up hitting it on the pavement.”

After several unsuccessful attempts to try and get her to go to the hospital, Robin lost his mind when she pretended that a guy had harmed her on the way home from a night out after she’d refused drinks. “Are you f**king kidding me?! A guy did that to you?!” the 25-year-old exclaimed. “I’m gonna f**king kill him! Tell me who it is! Who did that to you?! I’m gonna get the CCTV from that bar…”

After a few minutes, Emma couldn’t hold in her laughter anymore and the jig was up. “Do you know how f**king fast my heart is beating? How the f**k do you make it look so realistic?” her partner asked frustratedly. “I’m so happy that it’s not real, but you got me good.”

Instagram: @emmalouisecromptonThe YouTube couple have been dating for over six years.

While the prank might seem a bit harsh to some, the couple are forever pulling similar antics, such as pretending to be dead, gluing things to each other, and shaving eyebrows off.

They’ve been dating since October 2013, and started their YouTube channel in October 2015, amassing over 2.5 million subscribers since.


Artists claim Twitch is ignoring creative streamers by hiding category

Published: 22/Nov/2020 6:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Twitch started rolling out a discoverability experiment on their platform that merges art and creative streams into the IRL category, and it hasn’t sat well with streamers, who feel like it makes it even harder for viewers to find them.

Twitch is always looking to innovate and streamline its platform in an attempt to make the site a better experience for streamers and viewers alike.

However, they don’t always get it right. They recently came under fire for introducing ‘intrusive’ mid-stream ads and dishing out a relentless series of DMCA takedowns, which they’ve since apologized for and explained.

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear has done a lot of apologizing lately.

Unfortunately, it seems like they’ve done it again. This time, they’ve tried to streamline their categories and directories, inadvertently ignoring artists and creative streamers in the process.

“We’re rolling out a discoverability experiment to a portion of users,” they said. “This experiment will provide a new way to browse Twitch, and make it easier to find content you’ll love!” The new directories include Games, Music, IRL, and Esports.

However, artists are nowhere to be seen. The update shoehorns artistic and creative streamers into the IRL category, which many believe will make it harder for viewers to find them.

It didn’t take long for streamers to start voicing their concerns. Ross O’Donovan is an animator, artist, voice actor, and streamer with more than 250,000 followers on Twitch. He was one of the first to express his dissatisfaction.

“Hey Twitch. Your decision to gradually dismantle creative as a category over time isn’t going unnoticed,” he said. 

“Merging it with IRL is not fair on the artists who already have a hard time with discoverability,” he added. “These are the artists who make the very emotes that sell your subscriptions.”

“If Twitch supports artists, streamers will have in community access to easily found talent to collaborate with,” said Ross, in a separate tweet.

“Emotes, layouts, animated alerts.. fostering this category only benefits the entire community as a whole and raises production quality across the board,” he added.

It’s not only artistic and creative streamers who are angered by the situation. Even popular variety streamers like ‘AnneMunition’ are jumping on board to support them.

“Adding a +1 for Creative as its own category,” she said, in response to the initial post. She went on to list the categories with a creative one in the mix.

Twitch has not updated their stance beyond their initial comment. However, they have said it’s entirely experimental and are open to feedback.

A petition from artists on Twitch to include the creative category has nearly reached 5,000 votes at the time of publishing.