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Amouranth and the sad objectification of women streamers

Content warning: The following article may include themes and topics that some readers may find disturbing. Reader discretion is advised.

A few days ago, popular Twitch streamer Amouranth posted a long thread on her personal Twitter about her scary encounters with a stalker. It’s just one of the many instances where Internet celebrities have to deal with the creepy people on social media.

Her stalker had come from Estonia, Europe, and literally sold all of his possessions just to travel to a hotel in Houston, in front of Amouranth’s PO Box. He camped out a Starbucks next to her PO Box, apparently just hoping that Amouranth would come to that location. He had even sent her explicit pictures in her DMs, which is just plain gross and creepy.

This stalker would also stream everything on Twitch, in real-time, for more than a month. It came to the point where he reached Amouranth’s actual residence and tried to break in. Luckily, Amouranth had security and she was able to call the police before anything unsafe happened. He eventually got arrested and is not in the general area, but this whole situation is just one example of how some weird people on the internet obsess over popular women streamers.

YouTube streamer Ludwig summarizes the situation with a video on his alternate channel, Mogul Mail, and also gives other examples of women streamers getting harassed and stalked. We’ll go through some of them in this article.

Sweet Anita is another popular woman streamer on Twitch, and she’s already had several stalkers in the past. Look at this tweet below, which shows a delusional fan falling in love with the streamer.

He says things like, “I don’t like feeling like a stalker. That was never my goal. I never meant to fall in love. But here I am.” It seems insane when he says, “But we need to reexamine the past 6 months and how we could have done better. Because last week I could have sworn you would want to have a romantic relationship with me.”

For Twitch streamer Nico, some crazed delusional stalker fell in love with her and wrote a blog about her that had been going on for five years. There are 246 pages of this man assuming that everything this Nico would do is related to him. Nico says, “This person watched many of my streams and took anything I said in any general context and made it about him.”

Amouranth and other streamers like her actually make content that is generally catered to a male audience. Their content is quite sexual in nature – she’d do ASMR and lick the mic, do hot tub streams in a bikini, and show her cleavage on stream. Some people would argue these women get disrespected and stalked because of their sexual and lewd content (which is illogical). But the truth is that even non-lewd women streamers get objectified all the time. This tweet from LuluLuvely further proves my point.

At this point, we’re getting really gross. There’s this subreddit called r/C*mTributes. It’s basically weird people on Reddit who put pictures of women streamers like Lulu on their phones. Then they literally masturbate to them, ejaculate on their phone screen, and post it on Reddit. Take note that the women in these pictures are fully clothed, and are just literally sitting on chairs and are not trying to be sexual at all.

It’s crazy how pretty much every famous woman streamer has had some encounter with a stalker or a delusional person having a parasocial relationship. If you didn’t know, parasocial relationships are “one-sided relationships, where one person extends emotional energy, interest and time, and the other party, the persona, is completely unaware of the other’s existence.” More awareness should be raised to avoid future harassment. It seems sadly inevitable, but something should be done to punish people like this.


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