Dream Publicly Shames His Fans Following ‘Horrible Behaviour’
The world would be a much easier place if we could all just play games without a minority of people feeling the need to attack others. Doesn't seem so hard, right? Enjoy the video games that were created for our benefits, kill time, and make lifelong friends. Simple.
Not so simple in reality. The latest chapter in the toxic community stemmed from a small minority of "stans" for Minecraft speedrun extraordinaire "Dream". Earlier this week, the hashtag "#CancelDreamStans" made the rounds on social media platforms after it was found that members linking themselves to his fanbase sent death threats and doing messages to other streamers in the Minecraft community.
(Doxing: search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the internet, typically with malicious intent.)
Previously, Dream taken to his own stream to state that he “doesn’t support death threats or threats at all,” although he was quick to add that these malicious people are only a significant minority of his fanbase.
Since speaking out, streamers such as "Kaceytron", who had been on the receiving end of such threat, ridiculed Dream's statement as the users are “making Twitch unsafe.”
Dream then took to Kaceytron's Twitch chat to arrange a conversation surrounding the situation.
He stated: "The dox thing is horrible, and nobody should ever do that. Everybody who does that knows that what they’re doing is horrible and wrong.”
“Well, of course [I denounce them]. The thing is, my stans obviously do the same thing and report accounts that do things like that, and anybody who posts things like that will get shunned out of the community. I don’t consider them a part of the community.”
Continuing to denounce them from his attachment, Dream added: "most of those people are using burner accounts because if they didn’t, if they use their own accounts, they would get held accountable.”
Dream's stand against the toxic community will undoubtedly be unwavering to them, although it is a step in the right direction to reduce and hopefully end doxing. Let's get back to placing blocks in an orderly fashion, hey?
Image via Dream | Twitch