Twitch Star Hasan Piker Raised A Bunch Of Money For Palestine

Twitch streamer Hasan “Hasanabi” Piker often gets hate from detractors who claim that there’s an inherent hypocrisy between his own accumulation of wealth and his constant advocacy for workers and disenfranchised communities, despite the fact that he routinely walks the walk in addition to talking the talk. Now, the Twitch star and his community have raised over $840,000 to aid Palestinian children and refugees affected by Israel’s airstrikes and military assaults on Gaza, with Piker himself kicking at least $75,000 into the total.

As ABC News reports, Israeli officials state that more than 1,400 people have been killed in Israel and more than 3,400 have been injured in the days following a surprise attack by Hamas on October 7. Meanwhile, according to BBC, health officials report that Israel’s retaliation, which has included air raids that have reduced much of Gaza to rubble, has killed around 3,000 Palestinian people. The Israeli government also cut off electricity and most water in the region, and hospitals are overflowing with thousands of displaced Palestinians in dire need of medical aid.

Although Twitch is primarily a place for folks to watch their favorite streamer play a video game for hours on end, Piker is using his platform as the seventh most-watched streamer on Twitch to share his perspective on the conflict and to raise funds to help Palestinians suffering as a result of it.

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On October 14, Piker announced that he’d set up a fundraising campaign to support The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund, American Near East Refugee Aid, Medical Aid for Palestinians, and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society. Just 40 minutes into Hasan’s stream, which typically runs for eight hours, Hasan and his community had already raised $180,000 through his Tiltify Impact Fund. By October 16, Hasan’s community had raised more than $700,000 for Palestinian communities. And because Hasan has periodically matched his viewers’ contributions, that total reflects $75,000 of Piker’s own money.

“We closed out the day at $488K,” Hasan wrote on his official Twitter account after October 14’s stream. “I am so proud of this community!” The campaign continues on Hasan’s Twitch channel, and as of this writing, over $845,000 has been raised.

Twitch Queen Amouranth Selling Beer Made With Vaginal Bacteria

More often than she plays the part of lewd Twitch and Kick streamer Amouranth, 29-year-old Kaitlyn Siragusa is a businesswoman. But she’s primarily in the business of her body, hawking “made-to-order” water from her hot tub (sold out), a few strands of hair and her fart in a jar for a $400 sale price (sold out), and OnlyFans subscriptions that reportedly net her $1.5 million a month to a mostly male audience.

Some of these audience members hate her violently, maybe because they can’t stand how much they love being tantalized by her. Her latest business venture—a line of beer brewed with her vaginal bacteria—might act as a panacea, then. Crack open a cold one, boys. Chill the hell out and eat liquified pussy.

Siragusa went into details about the beer, a collaboration with horny Polish brewery The Order of Yoni (the Sanskrit word for the sacred vulva), in an October 26 Dexerto interview. She plans to separately start her own beverage company, but, for now, she’s focused on sending The Order of Yoni her pap smear cervical cells.

How Amouranth’s vagina beer is made

The brewer’s website says that, once it picks “the Goddess we want to put in a bottle”—in this case, a streamer who dabbles in sexy Spider-Man cosplay—a gynecologist takes a smear so that it can isolate vaginal lactic acid bacteria. There’s nothing dirty about it, The Order of the Yoni swears. All of its “lyophilized bacteria are tested for the presence of foreign DNA and/or RNA,” the Order says on its site, so that its final product, a sour ale made with sterling lactic acid, is “completely safe and healthy.”

The Order assures spiritual benefits to its scientific pussy juice, too. “One of the initial Sumerian branches of the Order worshiped the Great Deity’s Avatar, Ninhursag,” the brewer’s website says. “Sumerian Kings drank her ‘milk,’ but only the Order knew that there was no ‘milk,’ but it was the lactic acid bacteria of Her reincarnations, used by the Order’s Masters in brewing process using Ninhursag sacrament.” Sounds healthy to me—I might swap my fiber intake out for it.

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“It’s hilarious,” Siragusa told Dexerto. “People will buy [the beer] for sure. I don’t know if they’ll actually drink it. I mean, they’ll probably drink it.”

Guys online will definitely drink Siragusa’s beer, but some of them are uncomfortable with such a consuming level of worship. Amouranth’s genitalia? In their blessed beer? “What happened? What happened to people and society? Is everyone getting crazy these days?” one popular Reddit comment says.

“The fact that this will sell out is the grossest part of the whole thing,” YouTuber Boogie2988 echoed on Twitter.

It’s all right, guys. Pretty girls aren’t always out to get you. Sometimes a vagina beer is just a vagina beer. But on the off chance that you do get hurt—ask yourself why you keep paying for it.

Switch Loses Twitch App Most People Didn’t Even Know Existed

A Nintendo Switch sits on a table while showing the eShop.

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While it does have a handful of consumption apps like YouTube, Hulu, and Crunchyroll in the eShop, the Nintendo Switch is typically used for gaming and little else. That became a bit more true today, as the official Twitch app is getting tossed from Nintendo’s hybrid console.

Twitch arrived on the Switch in 2021. But though the official page for the Switch’s Twitch app promises “a flexible Twitch viewing experience” where you may “watch, follow, or interact with any broadcaster or channel live on Twitch,” you really could only do the watching part. Those who’ve messed with Twitch on the Switch are probably familiar with why it kinda sucked: You couldn’t really see the chat; you couldn’t just subscribe to streamers from the app; and you also couldn’t stream your own gameplay like you can with the Twitch apps on other consoles. It was the lightest version of the Twitch experience you can imagine, so it’s no surprise that it’s getting pulled. Twitch will disappear from the eShop on November 6, with it being fully removed from all machines by January 31, 2024.

Reaction on the internet has been pretty much what you’d expect. A top comment on Reddit responding to the Twitch app’s removal reads: “This is how I find out the Switch even had a Twitch app.”

There are a few people, though, who found some occasional value in the app.. “FWIW, it’s actually kinda clutch if you just want to throw a stream on your non-smart TV without swapping your HDMI cable to a laptop,” one comment on Reddit reads. “Kind of a niche use case, but has come in handy for me a few times in the past few years.”

“I actually use [the Twitch] app a lot,” reads another comment, “since I don’t have a smart TV and love having something to relax to in the evening. This genuinely sucks for me.”

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Given that even the iOS and Android versions of the Twitch app are more functional than the Switch app, its removal is no surprise. Still, I have to admire those who use their Nintendo console as somewhat of an entertainment Swiss army knife. Here’s hoping future Nintendo portables have better app support.