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Valkyrae Slams Constant Viewer Demands

Valkyrae is a busy woman. She's a co-owner of 100 Thieves, one of the most famous esports teams in the biz. She also recently made her music video debut in Corpse Husband and Machine Gun Kelly's new music video for their single, "Daywalker!" As an unfortunate side effect of her fame, Valkyrae constantly has to deal with weird requests from her fans, like when she responded to a prom proposal that felt inappropriate. Now, Valkyrae has officially spoken out about how she feels when viewers demand she do things live on air. Unsurprisingly, it's not great for her.

Valkyrae's speech about playing to the whims of her fans in chat happened live on stream, when she felt torn between playing "Minecraft" and "GTA" with her friends. Valkyrae had promised her OfflineTV pals that she'd attend an event on a "GTA" roleplaying server, but her chat seemed to want her to continue playing "Minecraft." Torn between two games, Valkyrae looked to her fans for ideas. Unfortunately, as seen in a clip shared by YouTube account CorpseFans, she felt like no matter what she did, it would be the wrong decision for some fans. 

Valkyrae tries to explain her feelings

Valkyrae ultimately decided to attend the "GTA" event, saying, "I do feel a little resentment towards chat, because I feel like — I feel like it wouldn't have mattered if I didn't do [the 'GTA' event], but like, I feel like I will feel guilty about not doing it." As she transitioned from one game to the next, Valkyrae made it clear that she was tired of fans attempting to guilt her into playing certain games in chat, noting that it ruins her mood more often than not.

Valkyrae promised herself that she wouldn't get bogged down by this after saying her piece. "After today, I'm going to do my best to not be affected by chat, because I always get — like, I hate when it ruins my mood," Valkyrae said

She added, "Like, the comments aren't crippling, but it definitely does affect [me]." True, Valkyrae became visibly upset by the chat's comments, but with good reason. According to Valkyrae, these types of arguments with the chat make her feel more like a performer putting on an act, instead of a person sharing their love of games with the world.

"You know what it feels like?" Valkyrae asked. "I feel like, sometimes I feel like I'm a zoo animal." Valkyrae has spoken out before about frustrations with fans, and even suggested she might stop streaming after a debacle on the Dream MP "Minecraft" server. While it doesn't seem like Valkyrae will actually stop streaming at the moment, she might just need to switch her chat to subscribers-only for the time being.