Twitch streamer xQc took part in the Place social experiment on April Fool’s Day 2022 and claims to have received more death threats in April than in the past six years combined.
Many streamers and casual Redditors have come together to participate in a collaborative social experiment hosted on Reddit called Place. For xQc, the social experience has become one of the streamer’s most popular streams, breaking a Twitch Maximum audience record.
However, the experiment took a nasty turn following xQc’s call to target My Little Pony fans as their pixelated illustration of Rainbow Dash turned into multiple black dots in seconds.
“I’ve gotten more death threats in an hour than I’ve had in the last six years combined changing pixels from one color to another on a corporate website that makes your lights blink f ** king on your monitor,” xQc said yesterday. flow before continuing. “Imagine if you took as much care and as much action in your life in other things that mattered like making something of yourself rather than participating in cold, angry violence because some f**king color have changed. It’s a fucking disease.
The Place experience centers around an online canvas on Reddit that users can edit by changing singular color pixels. However, once that pixel is changed, there is a waiting period of five to 20 minutes before that singular pixel can be changed again.
An event that first took place on April Fool’s Day 2017, the social experiment was relaunched on April Fool’s Day 2022 and was meant to be a fun community activity. However, it seems that the project has major flaws that thwart the initial good intentions of the event.
This is not the first time that xQc has encountered problems related to death threats. At the end of 2020, he threatened to ban viewers who posted offensive messages in other streamers’ chats. As a result, he stopped hosting other streamers to mitigate these hateful threats and messages.
However, it seems that this hatred has reached a new level of notoriety.