Aria Rose / Pixel Poyo
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Okay so this is the first time I'm making a thread, but I felt like this person deserves a thread on here. I am not the best at explaining things so hopefully the small "summary" is good enough.
Aria Rose is a Youtuber who mainly makes videos on Overwatch and has made music-related content in the past. Lately, she has started making videos calling out e-girls like Pokimane and Belle Delphine.
The #ReworkMercy Movement Drama
Was basically a response to the #DeleteBrig movement, which happened a few months priorAccording to her, she started it because she was not satisfied with Mercy's current abilities in the game and wanted them changed to make the character more enjoyable to play.Aria also discussed in a video that she thought that the #DeleteBrig movement was toxic, and thus wanted to create a non-toxic movement to change Mercy (which obviously ended up being just as toxic as #DeleteBrig)High-ranked Mercy mains and pro players reactions to the proposed rework ranged from ambivalent to negative, prompting her to create response videos that brought her more negative publicityWhen Niandra, a GM-Ranked/Top 500 Mercy player made a video discussing her opinions on the movement, Aria tweeted this response to it and blocked her:Ends up commanding her army of followers to brigade the official Overwatch Forums, flooding it with #ReworkMercy spamHer boyfriend apparently posted on the Overwatch Circle Jerk to try to White Knight her Informative video on the raid/brigade: Since the raid, she has deleted her social media and all videos pertaining to the #ReworkMercy movement on her channel.Other Problematic Stuff That Has Happened
Has drama with the e-girl community, due to her making videos on Pokimane and Belle Delphine (This is what apparently led to her deleting her Twitter)Hypocritical-- preaches about how people should not be toxic and calls people like xQc, a pro Overwatch streamer out for being toxic, yet has been toxic about games on stream while playing OverwatchAlways tries to make herself look like the victim in situationsUses problematic language (not completely sure of the context, but regardless you shouldn't be using this kind of language because it's gross)Thinks it's okay to be "trans-racial," which could also mean that she doesn't think it's bad to yellow-face/black-face. People in her discord have also said (no context) that they think that ending racism would essentially be ending freedom of thought (???)Has her own PULL account, which also goes by the name DulcetRefrain (make what you want of this, we're all here too lol)Has publicly brought up her PULL thread, calling attention to it and still continues to use the site:Many thanks to this reddit post for some of the info & sourcesAnother reddit post on all of the dramaI really didn't think about this very much until she made a video (which seems to be deleted now) encouraging her fans to spam the official Overwatch forums about how Mercy needs a rework. This is what gave me a bad taste in my mouth, she did mention that people should bring proper criticism and not just spewing stuff. But it still feels bad that she is encouraging her movement to spam a forum just because of her opinions on a character.
She is also very hypocritical, you can find more about that in the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZArqN3nEFE This video explains the #ReworkMercy movement and her hypocrisy pretty well.