Popular News Website Calls Valkyrae a “Bikini Streamer” Following Her Comments on the Twitch Hot Tub Meta

Published 05/09/2021, 9:56 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Gamer Valkyrae plays tennis while taking a selfie ahead of the Fortnite Summer Smash during day 13 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


The Hot Tub meta on the streaming platform Twitch has started one of the most interesting discourses on the internet. While many streamers openly bash the practice, some have come out to defend it. One of the people who called out those hating on such streams was popular streamer Valkyrae.

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The 100 Thieves co-owner explained how these streams are popular for a reason. According to her, it is basically “what men want,and since it’s not hurting anyone, people shouldn’t have a problem. Her words spread like wildfire, with everyone quoting Valkyrae as she defended hot tub streamers.

One of the news websites reporting on the issue was the New York Post, and it assumed Valkyrae also streams in a similar category. Describing her comments, they wrote, “Bikini streamers were quick to defend the practice.”

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Fans react to NY Post calling Valkyrae a bikini streamer

The New York Post article went viral, with many of Valkyrae’s fans taking offense to the poor choice of words. Others found the situation extremely hilarious and had a few laughs at its expense. There were many who ended up ruining the fun by defending the NY Post and saying that the snippet was taken out of context.

Many people called this poor journalism as they suspect the author who wrote the piece didn’t do their research. Others said it’s just a way to attract more attention to the news.

Many also used this occasion to point out how mainstream media is so distant from the world of gaming and esports. Valkyrae, who is one of the biggest names in the industry, is a popular figure in many households. Not only is she a popular figure in the streaming industry, but she has also appeared in the Daywalker music video.

Rae also plans to appear on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and looking at the trajectory of her career’s growth, she might achieve that very soon. Therefore, being unaware of Valkyrae’s profession at this point in time is just “uneducated,” according to a fan.

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Many people also took this as another opportunity to bash how things work on Twitch these days. Ultimately, this incident was just a minor slip-up leading to some laughs.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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