Some stories leave a bitter aftertaste, including this one: One Twitch-Streamerinwho have been using the name for years
SquidGame used, is harassed and abused by fans of the Netflix series of the same name. Your Instagram profile was even temporarily blocked due to abusive reports.
In addition, the influencer, whose real name is Lydia, reports that business partners do not want to work with her because of the matter. Real professional consequences for a professional streamer with over 40,000 followers, who is also a member of the large British streaming collective The Yogscast. This goes so far that Lydia is now considering changing her name to put an end to the ongoing stress.
As SquidGame explains on Twitter, she doesn’t know what to do next with her brand. Fans of the streamer express their pity. A user advises her to take legal action against Netflix. Others believe that this is the wrong way to go and advise against literally waking sleeping dogs.
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Why is that bad
The first impulse that might come up is the thought that the streamer can simply change her name. But that would be an extreme step for Lydia. After several years in the industry, SquidGame has built up a large fan base – its name is familiar and established in scene circles.
Changing the name is not the same as a complete restart, but it still brings with it a number of problems. She could probably take many of her fans with her to the new name. Nevertheless, costs, such as changing logos for their social media presence, could hardly be avoided.
One hope: perhaps it would be enough to adjust the name slightly to resolve the stressful situation. Perhaps the Netflix series’ attention is waning as quickly as it was created. At the latest by a possible second season, Lydia would face the same problem again.
Or the internet collectively comes to its senses and just leaves the streamer in peace … which, sad as it is, would be the most unlikely event. This shows once again what extreme forms cyberbullying can take today.
World success Squid Game
The success of the Netflix series Squid Game came out of nowhere: within a few weeks, the dystopian thriller series blossomed into the greatest Netflix success of all time with over 140 million views.
Gratisspiel Crab Game
You shouldn’t play it
Netflix is even considering one official game for Squid Game bring out. But fans were faster, who released Crab Game, a pretty solid but unofficial free game on Steam. We strongly advise against it in the article linked above!