Bill Maher decided to defend Baby Boomers by criticizing Gen Z and Millenials. He bashed them for something they love. He said on his show that people who watch game streamers on Twitch waste their time.
This 65-year-old political commentator criticizes something he never understands. I guess it is his attempt at comedy. I am pretty sure he loves to watch sports and I don’t judge him for watching people exercise. People watches Mr.Maher to talk, Well people also watches videogame streamers to talk.
The videogame industry is $90 billion by the end of 2020. It is now worth more than the movie industry which is around $42.2 billion. The video game industry is also worth more than the music industry which is worth $11.9 billion. I am pretty sure it will take over the television industry soon eventually.
The streaming industry is not useless, Charity fundraising had been done to raise funds for different important causes. Criticizing and looking down on something foreign for his generation makes his argument made him a target of social media scrutiny.
If you "get" Twitch, you'd know it's not about video games. It's about the communities that form around the broadcasters. It's a tool against social isolation. Because anxiety and loneliness sucks
— Steven Spohn (Spawn) (@stevenspohn) April 28, 2021
The sarcasm is strong on this one:
Bill Maher is right once again. Instead of watching twitch we should be tuning in to watch him finally settle the gun control/religion/conservatism debate, because he’s about to solve it!
— Dan O. Pajo (@DanO_Pajo) April 30, 2021
Watching Bill Maher is a waste of my f*cking time, because that's time that I COULD BE STREAMING ON TWITCH.
Game. Set. Match. 🤣
— Blueberry_Shotgun (@BlueberryShotg1) April 30, 2021
Relieving your stress by entertainment is not a waste of time Mr.Maher!
"Bill Maher CALLS OUT Twitch viewers" no he's just whining about them
— first ethical Brockhampton fan (@NotKabir1) April 30, 2021
Twitch build communities and it gave people a sense of belonging to be a part of a community.
I get Twitch, but let me make it clear that I don't get Twitch at all.
Shame, I used to like Bill Maher 🙁
— Mish (@mish_rl) April 30, 2021
I can list down hundreds of reasons why watching someone play games is not a waste of time but I don’t need to. As long people are not breaking laws, let them enjoy what they want because this is a free world. Video Game streaming employed people who are seen as underachievers a decade ago. It gave new career options to many people. During this Pandemic, it gave livelihood to many people. It empowered women to have a source of income at the comfort of their own homes. People can find friends from the other side of the world and build communities.There who lost a sense of purpose but find their place in this world from stream.