Asian Twitch IRL (in real life) streamer JoeyKaotyk encountered a racist passerby during a live stream in downtown Los Angeles on Monday.
What happened: JoeyKaotyk was doing his usual live stream when a man walked past him and started mocking his Asian heritage with a fake accent, according to Dexerto.
Don’t pull that racist shit on me. pic.twitter.com/EpUFYlhGBi
— JoeyKaotyk @ LA 📹 (@JoeyKaotyk) August 10, 2021
- Furious at the man’s actions, the Twitch streamer responded, “That’s very funny in 2021, sir.” He then followed the man inside a store to confront him about his racism.
- “That was kind of funny, you kind of had me there,” JoeyKaotyk said sarcastically. “But just saying it’s not funny to be kind of racist in 2021, alright? Get that sh*t out of here, bro.”
- A female security guard can be heard asking the streamer what happened, to which he replied, “He’s just being a racist idiot.”
- JoeyKaotyk then took to his Twitter to share the short clip and wrote, “This is for sure not his first time doing this, and if I don’t say something, he’ll do it again,” he said. “The rest of the stream went f*cking amazing, we said our piece & moved on. Don’t let others steal your energy, but especially don’t pull that racist sh*t around me, period.”
Other details: JoeyKaotyk is a live streamer who has over 96,000 followers on Twitch, where he broadcasts his travels around the world.
The hashtag #TwitchDoBetter has also gone viral on Twitter after many streamers took to social media to protest the growing racism in the online community brought about by hate raids and follow bots.
— ΩMEGA JONES (@CriticalBard) August 10, 2021
— just jess 💖💛💙 (@go_jg) August 9, 2021
CW: N-word + harassment
— chonki 👻 (@chonkikage) August 10, 2021
And it’s happened again.
This is absolutely enough. If you’re taking 1/2 of our income then why are marginalized people still subject to lackluster safety protocols?#TwitchDoBetter <– use the hashtag, don’t just retweet https://t.co/aYin88chwl
— ʀᴇᴋ ɪᴛ, ʀᴀᴠᴇɴ! ☠🔪 (@RekItRaven) August 9, 2021
I’m calling on all news and media outlets covering #TwitchDoBetter to include Black voices.
Yall need to do better too.
— ʀᴇᴋ ɪᴛ, ʀᴀᴠᴇɴ! ☠🔪 (@RekItRaven) August 11, 2021
I really just don’t get it. How many more marginalized creators need to be attacked, harassed or doxxed for Twitch to take action?
Invest that 50% of our income in safety and better protecting creators on the platform. #TwitchDoBetter
— Jambo 💫 (@PlayWithJambo) August 11, 2021
Featured Image via @JoeyKaotyk