Stranger Things star Grace Van Dien slammed for mocking rival streamer's near-fatal drug overdose
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Stranger Things star Grace Van Dien has been slammed for bringing up a rival streamer's near-fatal drug overdose.
The actor has recently entered an online altercation with YouTuber FaZe Rain over her membership in Rain’s esports and gaming organization, FaZe Clan.
Things clearly took a turn when Grace brought Rain’s drug overdose into the mix with fans left totally outraged at the explicit and 'unnecessary' reference to the streamer's past amid their online feud.
Her addition to the organization seemed to have ruffled some feathers in the Twitch community who claimed new recruits like Grace were leading the brand’s true purpose away from its origins.
The tension only grew from there when Rain dubbed Grace's inclusion into the Clan as 'political' - adding that her being an actor was an advantage.
Grace then hit back against the claim, responding: "I’m sorry sir, were you in the meeting with us? Were you there? No, I’ve never f***ing met you and that is not why FaZe signed me.
"That is definitely how I got the meeting, yes, I will give that credit. That is how I got the meeting. But, that is absolutely not why I’ve signed."
The star continued: "The things that we spoke about in the meeting are why I have. So, get f***ing wrecked to everyone saying that, to Rain saying that. Like, you weren’t there, you have no idea."
After Grace's initial response, Rain then issued his own: "Grace, I’m sorry. All I want to say is, you’re Gold in Valorant. Make Stranger Things your entire personality, even though you were on only one episode."
He went on: "You found out about Twitch through Tumblr. Not only have you not hit a trick shot, but you don’t even know what the f*** that is!
"When you were still playing with Barbies, I made my first million out of this industry. On top of it, you’re excruciatingly mid, who I would never let touch me on my drunkest night."
In her following response, Grace touched upon Rain's comments about her not knowing what a trick shot was and went one step further by bringing up his near-fatal drug overdose.
She prefaced the conversation: "I just want to put a trigger warning… so if you need to leave the live I understand. There might be some things that you don’t want to talk about right now which is totally fair but I need to talk about."
"He says I don’t even know what a trick shot is, you’re right, I don’t," Grace began.
"And I know that’s kinda what you’re known for. But I know you, Rain, as the person who almost overdosed on a live stream, and I know that you are better now and I’m really proud of you for that."
Grace also called out Rain out for calling her 'mid' and saying he would not let her 'put hands on him' even if he was drunk.
"That is a very classy joke considering you were in the organization at the same time as a man who is accused of sexually harassing multiple women when they are intoxicated. I stand with the woman by the way where do you stand," she added.
Grace ended the conversation by claiming the reason Rain has said all these things is because she 'is a girl'.
Her comments have since sparked a major backlash on social media with many flocking to Twitter to share their verdict on the matter.
One Twitter user sarcastically posted: "Wow, that was nice of her to bring up personal stuff like that."
A second tweeted: "This felt really out of place and unnecessary."
"Yeah she went the wrong way about this, she will regret it with time," echoed a third.
Others, however, have rushed to Grace's defense following claims that Rain's comments were 'misogynist'.
One user wrote: "Literally Justice for Grace Van Dien because if I had to deal with misogyny from my coworker's fans to now having to deal with misogyny from INCEL GAMERS? Oh it’d be over for me."
A second added: "Seems to me people expect Grace Van Dien to sit and take the abuse from founders of her org. How are you mad at her for clapping back at them being vile?"
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