As soon as she saw that deepfakes of her followers were appearing online, Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter issued an apology on Twitter. 

Twitch streamer Atrioc gained notoriety in January after unintentionally disclosing that he had visited a website with deep-fake images of female streamers like QTCinderella, Pokimane, and others. Following the uproar, Twitch revised its policies to make showing the content a prohibited offense that would result in a permanent ban from the service. As deep fakes of Valkyrae’s supporters started to circulate online, it now appears that the controversial content is giving her problems.

Valkyrae apologized to her supporters on Twitter on March 18, 2023, and the tweet soon gained popularity. She said; “I’m so sorry to my community members that have had deep fakes made of them just for supporting me. You shouldn’t have had to experience that in any way. please protect each other, especially the minors! Report those accounts and just know it says more about them, not you. Stay safe.”

Fans eagerly responded to her article to add their opinions to the discussion. It’s unknown whether or not the YouTube star is doing anything else to help remove the content from the internet, but we’ll be sure to update you if she provides any more updates.