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InvaderVie blasted for ‘shaming’ broke viewers into sending her money during pandemic

'If you don’t have $10, you probably don’t have time to watch Twitch, because you should be working.'

Apr 19, 2020, 9:35 am

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Tiffanie Drayton 

Tiffanie Drayton

Twitch streamer InvaderVie shamed viewers for not financially supporting her channel amid the global pandemic and is now being roasted for it online.

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On an April 14 stream, InvaderVie targeted unsubscribed viewers for not committing to the $10 contribution for her content.

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“I’m not asking you for a large financial contribution,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how broke you are. If you have time to watch Twitch, you have ten dollars, truly. If you don’t have $10, you probably don’t have time to watch Twitch, because you should be working.”

As the pandemic is driving up unemployment rates worldwide by forcing everyone inside, many fans were rubbed the wrong way and called her argument tone-deaf and insensitive.

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On Twitter, the flaming began.

“If you start complaining on twitch about not having enough subs then maybe you should be more responsible and get a real job instead of flaming your viewers,” snarked one user.

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Users drove home the point that the pandemic is leaving many out of work.

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“Friendly reminder that there is a pandemic and people are forced into their homes not out of choice. Take that into consideration before you spout bullshit about people being able to afford a sub,” stated @Raikohz.

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Subscribers and potiential subs even threatened to drop or not activate new subscriptions.

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“I can’t wait till my sub expires off your channel I should of never even subbed to you in the first place what a shame,” shared one ex-fan.

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*First Published: Apr 19, 2020, 9:35 am