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Dr Disrespect responds to accusations of faking Valorant Twitch drops

Published: 9/Apr/2020 11:46 Updated: 9/Apr/2020 14:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm has responded after being accused of misleading viewers by suggesting that he had Valorant Beta drops enabled on his channel when he did not.

The release of Valorant’s closed beta on April 7 has been an overwhelming success so far, with millions of players looking to get access to the new FPS title through Twitch drops.

Riot Games explained that to gain access to the Valorant beta, players would be chosen at random so long as they watched the eligible streamers that had ‘drops enabled’ for their channels.

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Valorant had over 1.6 million viewers on Twitch for its beta launch on April 7.

Many streamers on Valorant that had eligible channels saw a massive spike in viewership, but despite not being chosen to partner with Riot for the release, Dr Disrespect apparently put ‘Drops’ in his title.

According to League of Legends interviewer, Travis Gafford, the title of Dr Disrespect’s April 8 broadcast was “Drops all day”. Gafford called the move “pretty fraudulent.”

“Heads up, Dr. Disrespect has, for the past two days, had “drops” in his title, but his stream actually isn’t flagged to drop keys. Pretty fraudulent,” Travis said.

The Doc later responded and as many would expect, he fired some shots back at Travis for exposing him by simply calling him a “Fragile, concerned little tattle teller.”

Dr Disrespect apparently changed his stream title, however, completely removing all mention of Valorant drops.

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Dr Disrespect did not have drops enabled while broadcasting Valorant on his Twitch channel.

Despite receiving backlash for his stream title, Dr Disrespect did not seem to be the only one taking advantage of this tactic.

Former LoL pro and popular streamer IWillDominate claimed that there were many streamers who had been doing similar on Twitch and that it was becoming a bit of a “meme”. Gafford responded, saying that it was “disappointing if that was the case.”

The launch of Valorant’s closed beta has been attracted quite a lot of attention already, with over 1.7 million viewers in total tuning into game play of Riot’s new release on Twitch on April 7.

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Dixie D’Amelio deletes teaser for song with Wiz Khalifa after criticism

Published: 2/Dec/2020 21:57 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 22:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star and singer Dixie D’Amelio has deleted the teaser for her upcoming song with rapper Wiz Khalifa after receiving overwhelming negative criticism from viewers. Her mother has also released a lengthy statement on the matter.

Dixie D’Amelio is a household name in the social media age; the older sister to Charli D’Amelio (TikTok’s most-followed creator), Dixie has carved her own path, most notably releasing her own original songs with such features as Lil Mosey and, most recently, Wiz Khalifa.

However, it doesn’t seem that online critics are too pleased with her music, as seen by the oodles of negative comments on the teaser for her upcoming song with Khalifa, which she initially posted to TikTok.

Many commenters brutally roasted the TikTok star’s lyrics and singing ability, with one writing, “Does she really think she’s a singer now?”

“God help you and your lyrics,” another wrote.

Dixie has since removed the teaser in wake of the criticism, taking to Twitter to vent about her frustration regarding the overwhelming negativity.

“I’m just trying to have fun,” Dixie wrote. “I love music and photoshoots. But I’m losing passion for everything now.”

“I literally can’t be excited about ANYTHING,” she continued.

Dixie’s mother, Heidi D’Amelio, has also spoken out on the issue in a lengthy Instagram stories post.

“To those sh***ing on people who are doing things they love and are getting attention for it — you should find something you love and go do it!” she said. “To anyone who takes the time to type hate towards someone who is having fun and doing what they love, please know you are a classic case of a weak person who is truly pathetic.”

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Heidi D’Amelio called out Dixie’s critics in a lengthy Instagram Stories post.

It doesn’t look like Dixie’s nor her mother’s response to the issue is getting any sympathy from critics, though, who continue to levy negativity against the TikTok family royalty for their attitude toward the situation.

“When you’re rich yeah, it’s easy to get those ‘million of chances to do things they love,’” one critic replied.

“Anything you put on the Internet is going to get hate no matter what you do,” another chimed in. “She’s just going to have to get over that and keep her posts up and move forward.”

What’s your take on the situation? Do you think the hate toward Dixie’s creative pursuits is becoming too overwhelming? Or do you think Dixie’s mom has a point about the constant trolling? Let us know on Twitter at @DexertoTrending!