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xQc confused by streamers who beg for donations and subscribers

Published: 3/Dec/2019 13:50 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 14:11

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel explained how he was confused and found the trend of begging for subscribers and donations to be “weird,” during a recent discussion about streaming. 

Since departing the Overwatch League and focusing full-time on streaming, xQc has become one of the most popular faces on Twitch – racking up over 1.8 million followers on the livestreaming platform.

Tens of thousands of fans tune in to watch him react to videos and play a variety of games on a daily basis, but he is slightly different as he doesn’t ask for subscribers or plug Twitch Prime sign-ups. In fact, he has claimed that doing so is a “trend” and one that he finds pretty “weird.”

twitch/xqcowThousands of fans tune in to watch xQc play games on a daily basis.

During his December 2 stream, the Canadian had been chatting with fellow broadcasters Pokelawls and HasanAbi when he came across a Twitter video of TrainwrecksTV jokingly plugging Twitch Prime subscriptions. 

“Guys, what is this e-begging trend? Dude, this new e-begging trend is so weird to me dude, I don’t get that,” xQc said, before being questioned about what he meant. “The e-begging dude, like begging for subs, begging for donos, begging for whatever dude.”

As asking for subs isn’t exactly a new thing on Twitch, xQc was asked if he was sure that it was a trend. “Yes, its a trend, of course it’s a trend, I see it all the time,” he replied. It’s the e-begging dude. It’s weird.”

The former Overwatch professional also took issue with streamers who ask for a certain amount of subscribers after Hasan recanted a story about needing a certain amount of fan backing before diving into Twitch full-time.

“I don’t think that’s OK either,” added Lengyel. “I don’t like the concept of that either, because you’re basically saying ‘oh guys, I’d rather be doing this but this job is bad, I’m at the mercy of you, if you want to pay I’ll give you more time’ – I don’t like this angle.”

Now, of course, not every streamer is searching for monetary support – some like Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang – have actively tried to send their viewers to subscribe elsewhere.

Plenty of others have even lived up to the ‘sellout’ mantra, plugging Twitch Prime on a regular, but it appears as if you won’t be seeing xQc groveling anytime soon.


Charli & Dixie D’Amelio slam “super weird” paparazzi for camping outside their homes

Published: 22/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett


Social media stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have called out the “super weird, super uncomfortable” practices of paparazzi following them and camping outside their homes. 

With the success of TikTok around the globe, a new batch of social media stars have been born, but perhaps, there have been none more successful than the D’Amelio sisters, Charli and Dixie. 

The pair have a massive fanbase across TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, and obviously, that means they attract media attention too.

However, it seems as if some paparazzi have been overstepping their boundaries, with the sisters calling them out for sitting outside their houses. 

dixie and charli damelio on Instagram
Instagram: dixiedamelio
Charli and Dixie have seen unrivalled success on TikTok.

It came during the January 21 episode of their 2 Chix podcast as the pair got into things that have really been grinding their gears, with the paparazzi camping outside their homes being a big one. 

“Something that’s been grinding my gears – paparazzi. Kevin, Josh, this is for you guys – please stop waiting outside my house,” Charli said. “Super weird, super uncomfortable, super big invasion of privacy. Home is supposed to be a safe space, not where you have people waiting for you. Super weird, thank you.”

Dixie added that whenever she leaves her apartment, she’ll see paparazzi illegally parked outside, and they’ll follow her when driving. “They used to be really chill, we’d be like ‘hey, not right now we’re just sitting outside’ but now, I feel like since everything is closed, and they’re getting zero content from anyone, they kind of know our routine now,” she added.

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Dixie further noted that it’s quite “scary” in Charli’s situation, as her home is all glass and so there’s plenty of ways to look inside, if they wanted to do so. 

TikTokers have called out paparazzi before overstepping boundaries, with some being called out for “stalking” the D’Amelio’s in particular, even when they’re not doing much at all.

Whether or not they change after being called out by the sisters remains to be seen, but, maybe they’ll back off a little bit.