Popular Twitch streamer and content creator HasanAbi, along with IShowSpeed, organized a fundraiser to raise funds for the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. Despite receiving well over $1 million in relief funds through donations, they faced criticism during the event.
TrainwrecksTV was criticized for belittling Hasan’s personal donation to the relief fund, stating that it was only a small percentage of the total amount raised. Hasan responded by calling out TrainwrecksTV for “undermining” his efforts and explaining that he doesn’t have access to the same level of resources as TrainwrecksTV does.
Importance of recognizing effort
Hasan believes that comments like TrainwrecksTV’s can be harmful and discourage other content creators from organizing similar charity events in the future. He highlighted that the effort put into organizing these events is often not visible to viewers and that more recognition and appreciation should be given to those who undertake such initiatives.
HasanAbi’s earthquake relief fund has been a remarkable success, but it’s important to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that went into organizing the fundraiser. Content creators can use their platforms to make a difference, and comments belittling these efforts only serve to undermine their impact.