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xQc goes viral for Narcos meme following Twitch ban

Published: 20/Nov/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale

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Following his week-long Twitch ban, top streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has gone viral for recreating the famous Narcos meme on his first day off of the platform.

After controversy surrounding a Fall Guys Twitch Rivals tournament, in which xQc was accused of stream sniping so as to have a larger impact on the outcome of the tournament, the Canadian was handed a 7-day ban, despite being the highest-earning, most watched creator on the platform in the last month and for much of the year.

He also faces a six-month ban from Twitch Rivals events, and had to forfeit his GlitchCon prize money as a result.

Without his stream, though, xQc was clearly at a bit of a loss as to what to do on Thursday, November 19, and decided to keep his fans entertained in a new way.

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xQc has become arguably the biggest name on Twitch in 2020.

Despite his stream sniping and subsequent ban drawing negative reactions from some streamers, such as shroud and Tyler1, xQc was only looking at the bright side: an opportunity for more content.

Following in the footsteps of the famous Narcos meme, which sees Pablo Escobar looking inexplicably sad and bored, xQc gave his fans exactly that.

In a series of images posted to Twitter, we see xQc reenacting the Narcos meme, looking solemn and desolate without his thousands of Twitch viewers supporting him through a stream.

Within 10 hours, at the time of writing, the tweet has gone absolutely viral, with fans and critics alike responding. He has received almost 10,000 retweets, with that number fast increasing, as well as over 150,000 likes and counting.

Even when outside the realms of his livestream, xQc clearly knows how to get the crowd going, which is what makes his Twitch channel so popular in the first place.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.