People take things too seriously on the internet these days, especially the minors and children that spend majority of their time online. Every little thing seems to trigger them, no matter how harmless they are—may it be opinions that clash with theirs, or things they just find unacceptable.
This gives them a bad reputation on the internet and people are obviously not happy about it, with content creators almost always being at the receiving end of their hate posts and criticisms. Their posts often become borderline harassment, worst case scenario: death threats.
In the world of content creation in the gaming community, Genshin Impact has a large and growing following that’s also infamous for being toxic at times. Most often than not, players who don’t agree on a certain theory or opinion of one content creator bombard the creator with hurtful criticisms leading to death threats. This causes a lot of problems for the content creator, who obviously has the right to their own thoughts and opinions.
Recently, popular Genshin Impact streamer Tuonto voiced out about how he’s been getting death threats over an opinion he had over a video he posted on YouTube. He also said that he found that receiving these comments and having to delete them was ridiculous, because Genshin Impact is just a game that shouldn’t be a cause for such hardcore behavior.
Pretty sure Tuonto isn’t the only Genshin Impact content creator to have received this kind of hate for no apparent reason. Heck, he’s not the only creator to be on the receiving end of such terrible internet behavior possibly perpetuated by “children” on the web—official voice actors of some characters in Genshin Impact have also received an absurd amount of hate for things that shouldn’t even be problematic.
Replies under Tuonto’s tweet solidify the claim that part of the Genshin Impact community (on Twitter) is toxic, with some apologizing to Tuonto for having to be treated in such a terrible way and others shocked at how toxic some of the comments are.
toxic genshin players when they realize that people actually have opinions pic.twitter.com/xICUVgVBRr
— onion (@000niionsoup) February 11, 2022
Worst part is you know their excuse will always be "I was only joking!!!" or they'll somehow try and justify it in some roundabout ridiculous way, it's legitimately pathetic, and it also absolutely does not matter how old they might be, it absolves them of NOTHING
— riki (@stardustreigns) February 11, 2022
Some of the answers here are also kinda shocking to me.
"If you're a content creator, you have to expect getting death threats." is a kind of mentality that isn't just wrong, but also extremely dangerous.
NOBODY should have to expect or receive those messages and attitude.
— Drawing Turts 🐢 (@Ananasturtle) February 11, 2022
Videos on YouTube have also been made about how toxic the Genshin Impact community is. Just search “toxic genshin impact community” on any search engine, and you’ll be given a plethora of reasons why.
It’s one thing to consume content and have opinions over it, and another to throw hate on someone who has a different opinion than yours. The internet shouldn’t be a place where hate comments and death threats are being served almost every day, and yet here we are.
This is why social media can be a very toxic place to be in, especially if you’ve grown to be dependent on it for entertainment purposes. Children and minors should be consuming less content that isn’t made for them in the first place—it causes them to have some sort of complex that blinds them reality and makes them believe that their opinions are the only right ones.
In fact, everyone, and not just children and minors should be given a proper lesson on Internet etiquette and respect. Just because you’re facing a screen and far from the person you’re throwing hate at, doesn’t mean you can be mean.
It’s time for everyone (not just the Genshin Impact community) to grow up from this childish behavior and to touch some grass, seriously. Your 2D characters and pixels won’t ever become real, alright?
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