The popular streamer on Twitch xQc said he’s received “more death threats in an hour” than in the “last six years” after recently attending the Place event on Reddit. The content creator streamed his attendance at the event, breaking the Twitch Peak viewership record in the process. It attracted over 233,000 spectators.
Place started as a community project and social experiment on Reddit in April 2017. The event involved creating a canvas that users could edit by changing the color of a single pixel. After placing their pixel, users were prevented from editing the canvas by a timer that ran between 5 and 20 minutes. The course was officially closed on April 3rd after 72 hours of running. Well over a million users took part and placed more than 16 million pixels.
The event took place for the second time on Reddit this past weekend, starting on April 1, 2022 and ending four days later. Several streamers and well-known content creators attended, but few managed to garner as much attention as xQc. The celebrations took a turn for the worse when xQc urged its followers to attack some My Little Pony fans and reduce their image of Rainbow Dash into a bunch of black dots in a matter of minutes.
“I’ve received more death threats in one hour than in the last six years combined because pixels on a company website changed from one color to another causing your damn lights on your monitor to flash through a piece of damn plastic,” xQc complained. “I’m not joking with you. It’s literally a fucking corporate website that projects lights onto your monitor.”
The streamer pointed out that overall the Place event is of relatively minor importance. “Imagine having so much care in your life and so much action in other things that matter, like making something of yourself, instead of participating in cold angry violence because some damn colors changed. It’s a damn disease.”
While the content creator was understandably upset in the heat of the moment, xQc later calmed down enough to reflect on the situation more fully and concluded that he should apologize for his actions. “At the end of the day, whatever you think it’s ‘destroyed’ and rebuilt, it gave you something to do,” the streamer said. “I’m sorry if I hurt you or ‘did you.’ I thought this was just a canvas for fun on a fun website.”
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