Twitch Streamer H.Bomberguy Raises Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars For Trans Charity With Marathon Stream

Normally I have a fairly low opinion of Twitch streamers, but H.Bomberguy might get me to rethink that stance. Not only has he raised over a quarter of a million dollars for the trans rights charity Mermaids UK by playing Donkey Kong 64, he did it for the best reason in the world: spite.

Yes, the streamer, real name Harry Brewis, decided to have a fundraiser for the group just to screw with Graham Linehan, writer of beloved sitcoms Father Ted and The IT Crowd, who campaigned to have Mermaids’ government funding pulled because he hates trans people. Yeah, something in old Graham’s brain broke when he started getting criticized for an IT Crowd episode where boss Douglas gets into a fist fight with a trans woman he had been dating. Instead of saying “Hey, my views have evolved since then and while I stand by my work, and it’s important to remember that everything else Douglas does is also horrible, I probably would have done things differently today,” Linehan instead went with “Yeah, but it’s funny because trans women are men. In fact, they’re misogynists!” I’m paraphrasing here, but not by much.

This dude has basically made this is primary cause, because he started building his brand on being a feminist and by god he is going to die on that hill. So Harry decided to push back, talking about how bad the media was on trans issues in the UK.

And while Drake hasn’t yet dropped by the stream, H.Bomberguy has so far avoided saying the n-word, unlike Ninja, so life is full of trade-offs. Harry did attract some stars to his stream, like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D designer John Romero, Chapo Trap House hosts Virgil Texas and Matt Christman and, most impressively, American Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

And on top of that, Cher and author Neil Gaiman also tweeted links to the stream during the day. And all because a guy who used to write sitcoms was a dick.

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