Twitch streamer John (@WeFoundTheBody) has faced criticism online for responding to a viewer and streamer named Alicia (@MissNerdyCurvy) who told him during his stream that her mother had died.
John began using expletives after hearing of the woman’s loss and informed her never to publicly share tragic news with anyone in a casual conversation.
Many criticized John’s decision to publicly reprimand one of his viewers during a live stream, feeling that his tone and approach to Alicia was overly harsh and insensitive.
TikTok user Tiger (@lifeoftigeryt) posted a snippet of the video with some of his comments.
@lifeoftigeryt streamer WeFoundTheBody attacks one of his viewers MissNerdyCurvy for telling him her mother died… #wefoundthebody #twitch #twitchdrama #fyp #news ♬ Original sound – Tiger
Tiger says: “So I can’t really believe this is real but there is a streamer called WeFoundTheBody and while he was screaming he saw someone in his chat called MissNerdyCurvy who he hadn’t seen in a while and so he said ‘ how are you, where have you been I haven’t seen you for a while. Unfortunately, she says that my mother died. Which is very sad. And the streamer’s response was this.”
Tiger then queues John’s response to Alicia’s comment. “I’m not doing that in my damn chat,” he yells. “Thank you, well MissNerdyCurvy, you said no that’s fine, you asked so I said so. No, I didn’t ask you to tell me the worst news in the world. I said hey what’s up, how are you?
John continues, “You know, let me give you a little lesson, MissNerdyCurvy: when something really, really bad is going on in your life and someone on a public forum asks you, ‘Hey, what’s up, how’s it going to you?’ There are two acceptable answers: “fine” and “you know what, I’ll make it”. That’s it.”
Tiger’s clip then shows him speaking to the camera, where he references John’s “sorry”. However, Tiger noted that it ultimately only made things worse.
John originally uploaded the video to his YouTube channel entitled Something for Twitter. However, it looks like the clip has either been made private or deleted at the time of this writing. Several other YouTubers, like nBURD, have commented on the apology video and even embedded footage in their own response clips.
In part of his apology, John says, “My name is John, or ‘disgusting piece of shit’ as some of you would prefer to call me on Twitter. Both are fine, it’s cool. It’s well known on my channel that I don’t tolerate heavy news, drama, or trauma dumping if you will… the people who come to my channel often know that… they watch it all the time.”
John went on to say that the clip of him rebuking Alicia was heavily edited and didn’t show him previously ignoring her “boom” remarks by pointing out that she had previously spoken out about a “potentially toxic relationship.”
John said he had previously told Alicia that this type of topic was not allowed in his chat, and he says his strong reaction was built on his past interactions with the viewer.
There was one point that John thought made sense: “It’s not my job to take on people’s grief or drama while I’m live,” he said in the clip.
Alicia herself believes she was also wrong to broach the subject of her mother’s death in chat.
“I know I’m also a little bit wrong when I say ‘well my mom died’ on a stream after being asked where I’ve been, but the answer just isn’t fam…” he said viewers in a tweet.
John also posted one Sorry also on Twitter, where he said, “In response to NerdyCurvy/my reaction to the news she shared in chat while I was live. I apologize to her. That was an awesome reaction. I shouldn’t have been such a dork. I was just annoyed by the repeated trauma dumping that had happened that week. My mistake.”
Some people wrote this They didn’t believe his apology was genuinewhile others wrote tweets insulting the streamer.
In a follow-up video, after the Twitter drama behind his interaction with Alicia unfolded, John said he was grateful it ultimately got some people onto his channel and that he hoped he would get new followers who didn’t “a bunch of wailing cunts.”
Alicia posted a Twitlonger article describing her version of events and not trying to dampen the energy of the chat.
The Daily Dot reached out to John and Alicia via Twitter for further comment.
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*Initial publication: December 17, 2022 at 8:41 am CST
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