Twitch streamer LuluLuvely has slammed male viewers for “shaming” her relationship. Lulu pointed out that “women in gaming” are often objectified while insisting “incels” won’t invade her “happiness.”
Twitch has been at the center of criticism surrounding women’s safety for quite some time. Their decision to ban words like “incel” prompted eye-rolls from non-male streamers, who said they could do more to “prevent pile-ons and insults towards women.”
Female streamer Sweet Anita has routinely called out creepy fans as well. The UK-based content creator told HuffPost that “they do this to me… no matter what I do or how I dress.”
Even OfflineTV star Pokimane has been outspoken about harassment within the industry. Now, LuluLovely has raised even more concerns about the treatment given to female creators.
LuluLuvely is the latest streamer to complain about male fans
On July 25, the Apex Legends streamer spoke candidly about her experience as a woman on Twitch. In the Tweet, she stated that “it’s actually disgusting that women… are shamed for being in a relationship.”
She claimed that viewers see her as an “object” while her male counterparts are “praised.” Lulu received a wave of support from her fellow female gamers, who were seemingly able to relate to her story.
“I lost a lot of support when I announced that Jake and I were dating,” streamer Electra said.
I lost a lot of support when I announced that Jake and I were dating.
Your happiness is the only thing that should matter! I’m so happy for you cause you deserve the world! the real ones will be supportive no matter what💕
— Electra (@Electra) July 25, 2021
Twitch star Kruzadar claimed that “orgs” tried to “reach out saying I needed to end my relationship.” This allegedly happened “because I’m a woman.”
I’ve had orgs reach out in the past saying I needed to end my relationship because I’m a woman. Told them to all get lost real fast 🤡 bunch of fuck shit we gotta deal with. Regardless, happy and excited for you Lulu! Glad to hear you’re happy dude 💙
— Madi / Kruz (@Kruzadar) July 24, 2021
Pokimane herself also reached out in support. “The people who say s**t like that are the same ones who’ve never been in a relationship,” she said. “Likely because of their incel behavior.”
the ppl who say shit like that are the same ones who’ve never been in a relationship, likely because of their incel behavior lmao
sucks for them, but happy for you 🥰❤️
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) July 25, 2021
Not all responses were supportive
One male fan claimed the streamer was making a mountain out of a molehill. “Are the majority really saying this,” he said. “Or is it a very small minority?”
“Lulu is in a relationship,” a Twitter user said. “I gotta (sic) stop watching her.”
Shit lulu is in a relationship I gotta stop watching her🤡 https://t.co/irPHbsC99T
— Bryan ⚰️ (@Unreailistic) July 24, 2021
While some viewers may, bizarrely, turn away, the Apex star is still going to have plenty of fans backing her regardless.