Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter explained how people shipping her with friends is leaving her with no choice but to stop playing GTA RP. Sometimes people go on to express their desire to see their favorite streamers romantically involved with each other. This concept is known as “shipping.”
On May 8, Rae urged her fans to stop shipping her with male friends, deeming it “uncomfortable and creepy.” In fact, the YouTube star admitted that it is impacting her friendships.
Valkyrae Reveals She Sometimes Avoids Playing GTA RP
As a result, she is even considering completely quitting GTA RP, as per a report by Dexerto. “I think that might be the reason why I have been avoiding GTA as well, because of all the shippers,” said Rae.
“The shippers are psychotic recently. I’m going to be honest. It’s been really affecting me to the point where it is affecting friendships.”
In fact, Rae revealed that she has been avoiding people because of it, both in-game and in person. “I’m still friends with all of my guy friends, but I am hesitant to play GTA because of it. I am hesitant to hang out with certain people.
“I’m not in the mood to play GTA because I don’t like the community when I play GTA. That’s the honest truth.”
“That’s why I’ve kind of been avoiding it. I don’t like all the shipping. It’s different when it’s characters, but people are shipping in person, and it’s honestly creepy.”
To recall, Rae had raised concerns over shipping last year, describing people shipping her with Minecraft YouTuber Dream as “terrible.”
However, it is worse this time because it’s with her friends. A slew of other streamers has also spoken about it, including Ludwig, and Pokimane, who were subject to a similar experience after a few collaborations.
The duo also called it “creepy,” and even explained why it is not okay. Watch this space for the latest updates on Valkyrae and other popular streamers!