Turkish Twitch streamer Pqueen investigated for dancing to a nationalist song
Famous Turkish Twitch streamer Pqueen is being investigated on charges of "insulting the president" and "inciting the public to hatred" after dancing to a nationalist song in one her streams.
Famous Turkish Twitch streamer Pelin Baynazoğlu, known by her nickname Pqueen, has announced that an investigation was launched against her over a dance move she made in one of her streams.
She said that she had testified to the authorities on charges of "insulting the president" and "inciting the public to hatred."
The accusations concern her dancing to a nationalist song with the lyrics of “Long live our race / Forty of us worth China / Our song is sung / From ages to ages.”
She said that a citizen had filed a complaint about her to Turkey's Presidential Communications Center (CİMER).
In her stream, she said that she was imitating the animated dance of a wolf that is popular on the internet.
She also said that one of her fan accounts posted a video mocking President Recep Erdoğan on Tiktok, which is why she is also facing charges of "insulting the president."
Pqueen is known to be one of the top female streamers on Twitch Turkey. She made a stream with Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş in March 2021. The Twitch Turkey record was broken in the stream with having over 350,000 concurrent viewers.
Pqueen currently has about 7,000 subscribers on Twitch, and 673,000 followers on Instagram.
Ayyy aşırı komik bir konuda hakkımda soruşturma açıldı gittim ifade verdim bugün. Buradan mı kahkahalarla anlatsam yoksa akşam yayında mı yere yatarak gülsem onun hesabını yapıyorum.— pqueen (@pqueenn) January 19, 2022