xQc baffled by angry DM from BTS fan for calling K-Pop "trash" - Dexerto
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xQc baffled by angry DM from BTS fan for calling K-Pop “trash”

Published: 7/Jan/2020 12:14

by Matt Porter

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Félix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel received a bizarre message from a K-Pop fan, lashing out at the streamer for his opinion on the music genre and those who enjoy it.

K-Pop is one of the biggest music genres in the world, and has amassed a truly fanatical audience that lives and breathes for popular bands like BTS, BLACKPINK, and Exo, and are staunchly defensive of their favorite musicians and the culture surrounding them.

These groups originated in South Korea, often made up of five or more members, who release music across multiple genres, complete with high-quality music videos and incredible dance routines that have captured the imaginations of people across the globe.

Instagram: BTSBTS are one of the biggest K-Pop groups in the world, but xQc doesn’t understand the appeal.

For xQc though, the love of K-Pop is beyond confusing, going on a rant during his January 6 stream, questioning why anyone likes it.

“Watch BTS?” he read from his chat, as a viewer tried to convince him to give the band a shot. “What’s BTS? Behind the scenes? Oh, it’s K-Pop sh*t. Can I ask dude, what is it with K-Pop dude?”

“Every bit of K-Pop is treated like it’s gold, and it’s the best piece of art ever created in the whole wide world when it’s absolute f**king dogsh*t. It is literal trash. Everyone is like ‘Oh my God, this is one of the top gender-neutral choreographies,’ and I’m like dude, it’s four hand-swings. At least if it was good dancing I could get behind good dancing.”

Following his criticism, the 24-year-old was ending his stream when he received a direct message from a K-Pop fan who had seen his rant, calling out the streamer for his opinions. In fact, he was so surprised by the DM that he decided to read it out for his audience, removing his “stream ending” screen just to let everyone know what it said.

“What the f**ck is this dude? Holy sh*t. There’s no way this is real,” he said, before launching into the message. “‘You say BTS sucks. You make fun of me for liking them. Tell me I’m stupid. Turns out you’re the stupid one. I want to be different. I’m sick of being what others want me to be. I want to dance out of nowhere, sing in another language. I want to be kawaii. I want to hug and snuggle my only friend because you two-faced, frick-frack, tik-tak idiots are too scared to be my friend.'”

“What the f**k? Ok, good night.”

This isn’t the first time that xQc has had a run-in with K-Pop lovers, with the streamer revealing back in 2018 that he had received death threats when he stated that a girl he saw in a video performing a dance routine looked like she lacked confidence.

One thing is for sure, the messages he receives from K-Pop fans certainly haven’t convinced him to keep his opinions to himself, and it seems like they haven’t been able to convince him on the merits of the genre and community just yet.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.