Dry spell for Twitch streamers as viewers stop donating money and instead pledge to support as a joke to mock Amber Heard.
Amber Heard’s little “I pledged the entirety,” stunt went viral as a meme. The disgraced actress tried to spin the narrative claiming there’s no difference between donating and pledging. Now people have stopped donating to their favourite streamers, instead pledging ridiculous amounts.
Fulltime streamers rely on ad revenue and donations to keep food on the table and keep the electricity on, but Amber Heard has now indirectly effected their earnings by testifying that pledging to donate in the same as fullfilling a donation.
As a meme people are now pledging to streamers and, as a result, their donation earnings are taking a bit of a hit.
“I pledge this 12-year tier three subscription,” one viewer joked on Asmongold Twitch channel.
Zack, better known as Asmongold, is an American Twitch streamer and YouTuber, primarily known for playing World of Warcraft. He is a co-founder of One True King, a group of online content creators.
He’s been closely following and covering the Depp v Heard defamation trial and, until recently, has remained impartial.
However, after watching Heard’s bogus testimony switched to Team Depp.
His followers insisted to not donate but pledge to donate after Amber Heard testified that both words carry the same meaning.
Despite pledging “the entirety” of her USD$7 million divorce settlement money, the fired Aquaman actress failed to make good on for donation only paying 10% of the pledged amount.
The b-list actress also never pledged nor donated single dollar to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles despite testifying under oath and telling the media that she had already donated the entirety of the settlement money.
Another Twitch viewer added: “I pledge $5,000 with no plan to fulfil my pledge. Can you please add me to the to donor list!”
Others were dumbfounded by Heard comparing getting a home-loan to pledging to a charity.
Heard never signed any legally binding contracts that made her liable if she didn’t pay. She had reputation to gain but absolutely nothing to lose.
“If I don’t pay my mortgage I lose any home and get a bad credit rating, Turd should at least lose her career and this trial,” one person remarked.
Well, at least the the fist thing has come to fruition; Warner Bros has cut Heard completely out of Aquaman 2, and Disney has reportedly blacklisted her.