YouTuber Dream has been successful with Minecraft for 8 years, and in recent years its popularity has skyrocketed. Now he showed his face in a face reveal and had to listen to a lot: while some compared him to “Rumpelstiltskin” from Shrek, Twitch streamer Pokimane raved about his eyes. A Twitch streamer explains why the reaction was so violent.
Who is Dream?
- The content creator Dream has been making videos about Minecraft since 2014: it has been enormously popular since around 2019. So he plays through Minecraft while friends have to stop him by hunting him down.
- Although Dream was involved in a cheating scandal, it emerged from it even more popular: he had set a fabulous speed run record while running a modified version. Since then he can no longer do anything wrong in the eyes of his fans, in the eyes of others he can no longer do anything right.
- In all the years he only appeared with a mask. In an interview, he once explained that he really didn’t want to remain anonymous, but when he thought about an avatar, it just happened that he became the guy with the mask.
Now that was the revelation: In a live stream on YouTube, Dream pulled off the mask on October 2nd, 2022:
- It was a huge event that a million people were looking forward to
- The video for the face reveal has now been viewed by 31.8 million viewers
- Countless YouTubers and Twitch streamers have reacted to the video and commented on it
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3 ugly Twitter trends about Dream – “Pull the mask back on”
What are the negative reactions saying? As you can imagine, it was a day of celebration for some grumpy people on the internet.
As the site Kotaku reports, 3 hashtags related to Dream trended on Twitter:
- #HES UGLY (He’s ugly)
- #PutTheMaskBackOn (put the mask back on)
Most notably, the weird idea that Dream looked like “Rumpelstiltskin,” the villain from “Shrek Forever After” (2010), seemed to be spreading.
People cried: He would now take the “firstborn” from them – or he should mime the villain in the live version of Shrek.
Are there any other reactions? Yes, there were. Top praise comes from Twitch streamer Pokimane, who flirted with how cute she found the slightly named Dream performing.
Pokimane made some “Oh, he’s cute” noises and then judged:
“He has anime eyes!” – It’s like from Demon Slayer, “his soul is pure”.
One of YouTube’s big fish, Mr. Beast, also seems delighted (via dexerrto): He made Dream an offer: “Now that that’s out of the way, come over here and be in some videos.”
YouTuber opportunist Ludwig cleverly used Dream’s “Face Reveal” for his own purposes. He got almost 150,000 viewers on his stream by simply waiting for the face reveal. Ludwig is just a fox (via sportskeeda).
Even if he looked like Henry Cavill, he would have been hated
Why can so much hate? As Twitch streamer MistCr1TiKal explains, the hate was to be expected no matter what face emerges from under the mask (via dexterto):
There’s my lot of people who hate Dream, who hate his fan base, who just can’t get over the guy. So it feels like no matter what he’s doing, it’s going to happen. That was inevitable. He could have done a face reveal and looked like Henry Cavill and Twitter would still have eaten him alive and called him ugly.
The Twitch streamer is probably right about that. Ever since the cheating allegations, Dream has been a polarizing figure.
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