One of the most popular content creators and a streaming sensation, Rachell Hofstetter AKA “Valkyrae”, yet internet stardom may often lead to unwelcome controversy.
Valkyrae is without a doubt one of the most well-known streamers. The 100 Thieves content creator co-owner was named ‘Content Creator of the Year’ at the 2020 Game Awards after quitting the streaming platform Twitch and switching to YouTube. She also became the internet’s most-watched female streamer the same year.
Valkyrae has a large number of subscribers on YouTube, with over 3.4 million subscribers, so it’s understandable that she has a lot of admirers that are involved in her streaming business — but fans may go too far at times.
Recently, during her July 25th live stream, she said that she was “exhausted” due to continuous drama that she claimed was produced by members of her community and other viewers during a GTA RP session, claiming that they’d created tension between herself and fellow streamer Lyndi.
She acknowledged; “I guess I’m really intellectually fatigued from the internet recently. I’m completely fatigued. Many people were stream hopping and making some strange, false drama, claiming that Lyndi – the lady I was roleplaying with yesterday — dislikes me in real life.”
She went on to say; “I believe it’s my community.” “A lot of people — not just my peers — don’t know the difference between roleplaying and real life… I’m just in a foul mood. I have a sense of responsibility.”
She isn’t the only one who’s spoken out about the controversy; Lyndi herself reacted to the claims during her own show and made a heated remark against those who circulated it.
“I’ve never spoken anything negative about Valkyrae,” Lyndi replied, furious expletives flying. “Valkyrae is my f**king favorite streamer. I keep an eye on her streams. She’s a f**king woman, in my opinion. She is an inspiration. She is one of my favorite people. She’s a badass babe!” Lyndi added.
Valkyrae has already expressed her dissatisfaction with the internet and the chaos it can bring; in early June, she slammed viewers’ requests, stating she “felt like a zoo animal” responding to their whims.
Thankfully, Rae has received a lot of love and support from her followers after sharing her feelings, and there she cleared up situations that don’t appear to be any bitterness between her and Lyndi.