Hot Tub Twitch streamer responds to death threats after using VTuber Twitch tag- With broadcasters employing digitally enhanced representations of oneself on broadcasts, VTubing has developed into a very powerful Twitch “meta,” attracting many of the streaming community. Twitch planned to hold an event named VTuber Takeover to commemorate their ascent, however, some broadcasters, most notably Little Lianna, chose to utilize the VTuber tag on their shows.
The VTuber community took exception to this, and YouTuber Nux Taku spoke out about the abuse of the VTuber tag. However, their supporters went too far and started emailing Lianna threatening her with violence
Twitch decided to make an event to promote vtubers, so not only does the vtuber tag get hijacked but WHY IS THIS EVEN ON THE PLATFORM IDKJAGSJSHSKS pic.twitter.com/S42k1B6Txa— Nux (@Nux_Taku) August 29, 2022
Hot Tub Twitch streamer responds to death threats after using VTuber Twitch tag
Lianna was bouncing on an inflatable banana during her hot tub live, and Nux posted a picture of it on Twitter, asking why such content was first permitted on Twitch. After receiving over 4,500 retweets, the tweet caught the eye of the hot tub streamer itself, who responded to the VTubers who were furious with her for appropriating their tag.
“I’m a VTuber now,” the streamer made a caustic remark. “Thankfully it only takes a tag and an alert to ‘steal’ their viewers.”
thankfully it only takes a tag and and alert to “steal” their viewers— littlelianna (@littlelianna_) August 30, 2022
Death threats eventually became unbearable for Nux, who apologized to Lianna and pulled out their own followers for their behavior.
“This is unacceptable and I’m mortified that something like that would sprout from something I’ve said,” the VTuber explained. “This was meant as a critique towards Twitch, not the streamer. Lianna, I’m so sorry.”
Lianna, for her part, admitted the fault but not before taking one more jab, claiming it seemed like a “direct attack” on herself for the kind of content she produces.
Thank you for your apology, it felt like a direct attack on me a smaller streamer and the type of content I make as no one else using the tag received any of the hate I did. But I am the easier target obviously. Sorry this got so out of hand 💕— littlelianna (@littlelianna_) August 30, 2022
“No one else using the tag received any of the hate I did. But I am the easier target obviously. Sorry, this got so out of hand,” she also included a pretty heart emoji as a precaution.
Fortunately, the crisis appears to have been fixed, however, despite Twitch’s claims that it expects to address the tag controversy later in 2022, the problem with non-VTubers being allowed to use the VTuber tag still exists.