Esports

Esports journalist Slasher drops “simp” reference on Fox News

Published: 2/Jul/2020 11:10

by Jacob Hale

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Esports expert and self-proclaimed #1 esports consultant Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau took to Fox News on July 1 to discuss esports, and dropped a hilarious ‘simp’ reference even quicker than you could imagine.

Slasher is clued in on just about every facet of esports imaginable and has more than earned his reputation, which is why huge corporations like Fox like to get him on the show.

As such, following a wave of high-profile Twitch bans, he was asked to speak on Fox Business about what exactly is happening and, more importantly, why certain people are being banned.

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This wasn’t Slasher’s first time on TV or even Fox, but he made sure to make the most of it anyway.

Speaking also about how the esports industry has attempted to adapt to the ongoing global health crisis, moving LAN events online and trying to keep the ball rolling, Slasher managed to sneak several jokes in – including correctly naming Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, after CNBC hilariously implied that nobody knew his real name just a few days prior.

The one that made Slasher go viral, though, was a ‘simp’ reference, common internet slang for someone that will say anything to get into someone else’s good books.

When asked whether Twitch’s decision to temporarily suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account was a political one, Breslau said that he believes the company wants to treat everyone the same, no matter what.

As a result, he says that Twitch “want to make sure Trump is the same as SimpLord69 as a random person on the website.”

The reference was met with tumultuous online applause, with all corners of the esports sphere commending Slasher for his work.

Nikki Mccann Ramirez said the moment was “instantly iconic.”

Similarly, gaming entertainment brand Tempo Storm said that “today will go down in history as the day of SimpLord69.”

It’s very possible that this is the first time ‘simp’ has ever been used on Fox News – and what a way to do it.

Entertainment

Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.