xQc slams fans of ‘cancel culture’ following James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama - Dexerto
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xQc slams fans of ‘cancel culture’ following James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama

Published: 29/May/2019 21:42 Updated: 29/May/2019 23:37

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is no stranger to weighing in on an array of topics during his streams, and he had a few words to say on ‘cancel culture’ during his May 29 broadcast.

This comes directly after the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama, which created shockwaves throughout the internet and caused a lot of controversy regarding cancel culture and whether it’s right or wrong.

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Beauty YouTuber Tati Westbrook uploaded a 43-minute video titled ‘BYE SISTER’, in which she ultimately put the brakes on her friendship with James Charles and accuses him of taking advantage of her, while also putting him on blast for “trying to convince straight men that they’re gay” and for promoting a competitor’s hair vitamins.

YouTube: Tati Westbrook / James CharlesJames and Tati used to have a really close friendship.

The internet hated James Charles for a little bit and called for him to be ‘cancelled’, until he hit back with his own evidence and seemingly flipped the situation, with many fans now directing their hate towards Tati instead.

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Overwatch pro xQc has since weighed in on cancel culture during his stream, where he watches a Jubilee video on the subject, titled ‘Should We Cancel Celebrities for Their Crimes?’

In the video, a group of people are asked to divide into two groups of ‘Anti-Cancel Culture’ and ‘Pro-Cancel Culture’, before being requested to take a seat in the middle of the room if they disagreed with the statement ‘I would buy an artist’s work even if they committed a violent crime.’

As the people begin to move to sit down, xQc gets visibly irritated, shouting, “fuck you, fuck you, fuck all of them.”

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“You’re a bunch of fucking cucks, dude,” he exclaims angrily. “They lie to themselves, dude. Even if they even owned a Spotify account, they support these people, dude. Even if you simply own an account, you support them. Like, what the fuck is wrong with these guys?”

Cancel culture is such a divisive and difficult subject to talk about, so it’s easy to see why xQc got so heated when talking about it.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.