During a recent broadcast popular Twitch personality Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel criticized “baiting” streamers who then turned around and talked smack on their own viewers.
While playing Slither.io and chatting with viewers, one fan sent xQc a text to speech poking fun at Twitch users who watched and donated money to female streamers.
“Hey xQc I’m a 19-month, tier 3 sub for Pokimane and she called me a sweetheart the other day,” the TTS said. “Do you think I have a chance?”
This prompted a rant from xQc, not specifically about Pokimane but what he called female streamers who use ‘baiting’ for views.
“Can I be honest, dude? Guys, I’ll be honest, okay? I don’t mind all of the ‘baiting’ streamers,” Felix told his chat. “I don’t mind that dude, do what you gotta do to get the juice, whatever man. They don’t affect me, I don’t affect them, live your life.”
What the French Canadian does have a problem with though, are those streamers turning around and talking smack about the very viewers who support them.
“Whenever they decide to do collabs with other streamers, I’ve seen this like four times now, and they make fun of ‘simp’ donors,” xQc said. “Like, come on, man.”
“Your entire job is to farm them, and now you’re going to trash them and make fun of them?” he asked. “Come on, man, that’s such a Hypocrite Andy.”
The former Overwatch League star also dismissed the idea that those streamers were making fun of fans as a joke or in “in good fun.”
“And no-one give me this ‘they’re just being self-aware, it’s a good joke and it’s good fun,’ no dude,” xQc continued. “It’s literally not. It’s them trying to have it both ways, it’s just such a weird thing.”
xQc has one of the largest and most loyal followings on Twitch, so he would know more than most people about building and keeping a fan base around, even if he isn’t known for his ‘baiting’ techniques.