Cant Deny, This was Tough to Experience
(Fair warning: anyone sensitive to racial slurs/profiling, should not watch this video)
Ninety viewbot’s stormed my channel for the first time in my Streaming Career (to be honest, not even sure if it’ll be the last time). All with one defined course of action: Spread Racist remarks. For several minutes on cycle, ridiculous amounts of racism was spewed onto my channel during a time where I had an awesome amount of viewers and supporters that were chiming and supporting me at the same time. I felt terrible for them honestly that they had to suffer through this moment, they had to watch me stop what I was doing in order to take care of something like this and I felt like it took away from the quality and message of the Stream in the first place.
I did not realize how tough this moment was until the camera was off and I had moment’s to reflect. Instead of immediately jotting or writing on it, I decided to let emotion dissipate before I came back and finished this very article. It took me time to realize why I was disjointed and it was because I wanted to “game” and be positive and yet I had to deal with a “distraction” and “stop” everything I was doing to deal with a nuisance.
But at the Same Time : You Guy’s/Gal’s are AMAZING
When I say I love each and every one of you guy’s, it’s cause I wish I could garner the effort/time to personalize myself with each of you, but that’d be impossible. So I try my best to create a universal message of happiness, education, positive criticism, togetherness and lastly; love. I hope that overtime, i perfect that cohesive message every day onto the stream regardless of what game I play and what I maybe doing at the time. Here we stood at a time where not only was “I” as a streamer being attacked, but the Community as well. EVERYONE stood up and answered the BELL! Made a “whack-a-mole” game out of the bot’s and cleaned it up. The message’s that came after were heart-felt. The private emails and you guy’s taking the time to reach out to me letting me know how undeserved I was for going through that and how it just brought us all together.
It was a moment where I felt our Community was tested unfairly but through the process, Shined Undoubtedly. When the bot’s were banned and gone, our viewer count remained the same and even a few more decided to hit the follow button and join the community, seeing how we dealt with adversity. My mods let me know “We have your back k2kstar, Play ON!”
Just wanted to let you guy’s know how much that moment meant to me. That if it wasn’t for every single member of the community out there showing their love, it would have been even harder to make this happen. The Stream exists off the power of the Community that it’s surrounded by and it seems to me like I have it easy having every person like you out there, viewing, supporting, chatting and showing love. Thank you!!!
Special Thanks to the Following;
Future Mod in training; rainbow_knight_poni
And everyone else who had to experience and go through that, we came out on top.