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xQc promises to fix “toxic” Twitch chat after viewers harass streamers

Published: 14/Aug/2020 8:54 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 8:58

by Brad Norton


Hugely popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel came under fire recently as a number of his viewers began harassing others on the Amazon-owned platform, forcing him to come forward with a promise to fix toxicity in his chat.

Being one of the most viewed content creators on Twitch appears to come with its pros and cons. While xQc often streams on a near-daily basis for over three million followers, his explosive personality has seemingly influenced a handful of viewers to flame others on the platform.

The Canadian streamer was forced to respond to recent toxicity stemming from his channel on August 13. In the midst of his latest broadcast, he implored viewers not to “harass other streamers.” This comment was soon followed by a flurry of since-deleted tweets also addressing the issue.

“All I see is hatred and rage coming towards me these days, even on the brightest days,” he said on Twitter. “Some of them actually think I compute and put their comments to use. You have no power, you are like cancel culture, the biggest lie of our time. You think your opinion matters, it doesn’t.”

xQc Twitter
The since-deleted thread from xQc.

The thread came after viewers jumped over from his stream and allegedly harassed others on Twitch. xQc in turn, exploded at the response and explained how most of the backlash was “out of context trash, terrible advice, or even passive-aggressive insults disguised as criticism.”

“Our live content sphere is so fake and synthetic these days,” he continued in his August 13 tweets. “The lies and facades that I see, everyone turns a blind eye.”

While he soon deleted a majority of these tweets, the issue wasn’t quite dropped there. The conversation on Twitch toxicity continued on xQc’s broadcast too.

Onstream, instead of deflecting the issue, this time around, the French-Canadian star seemed to take responsibility and addressed how he can help moving forward.

“It’s my fault because my viewers reflect me? I agree,” he said. “I take full accountability, I know that when I’m toxic, other people act toxic, they reflect me and that’s my fault.”

“I’m trying to fix that. It’ll take months, maybe even years but it’s a process and you can’t resolve it immediately.” 

As to how exactly he’s planning on combating toxic behavior, it all starts with moderation, according to xQc. “The best I can do is moderate. Ask my mods to fix the chat a little bit as I get better.”


Alexandra Botez responds to creepy Twitch viewer asking to see her feet

Published: 29/Oct/2020 23:01

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch streamer and chess guru Alexandra Botez wasn’t going to put up with trolls asking to see her feet during a live stream.

During the broadcast, as Botez was challenging players in chess, a viewer decided to ask the streamer if they could see her feet – something that promoted a hilarious response from Alexandra.

“Sir, you’re not seeing… you know what,” the frustrated streamer began, before pausing with a smirk. “I’m going to show you what’s on my feet, and you’re going to stop asking.”

With that, the 25-year-old lifted up her shoe and showed it off in front of the camera.

Alexandra Botez holds a shoe
Mess with the Botez, get the shoe.

“I’m wearing these clogs, okay? This is all you need to know. And if you would ask me that in person, I would turn into Romanian Botez,” she added.

Next, Alexandra pretended to smack the person with her clog while rambling on in Romanian.

“And I would hit you in the head with my shoe,” she warned. “And you wouldn’t see feet because your vision would be blurry.”

Amusingly, after that whole rant, the streamer went right back into challenging whoever she wanted to play next, as if the whole foot fiasco never even happened.

Fans have requested feet before

This isn’t the first time that Alexandra has been asked to show her feet, oddly enough. Earlier in 2020, a viewer donated $3 and asked the streamer to reveal her highly fetishized body part.

Instead of showing them off, however, she simply drew a foot on a piece of paper and held it up for the camera, which confused her two on-stream guests.

“Someone donated to show feet,” she explained, prompting some laughs in the chat.

While Botez has handled the foot remarks quite well thus far, the next time someone dares to ask the chess queen to slip off her shoes to expose her feet, they could be getting a clog to the skull.