A POPULAR video gamer who sparked outrage when she “accidentally” flashed her vagina during a live broadcast has celebrated passing 100,000 Twitter followers since the shocking incident, The Sun reports. Lea May, 26, who goes by the name LegendaryLea in online circles, was banned from the website Twitch after exposing herself while being watched by thousands.
But far from hampering her gaming career, the mishap has given her a massive popularity boost – with the number of followers of her Instagram and Twitter accounts soaring in response to the risque live stream. Lea’s virtual-gaming career hit the buffers following the flashing incident while playing game Dark Souls while simultatenously streaming herself on Twitch.
When standing up from her sofa, Leah lifts her leg and appears to expose herself. But the San Diegan defended the “accidental” slip-up on Twitter, saying: “For the record Thighs [do not] equal vag. “Sorry I had to stand in an awkward way due to my ankle injury. Boy shorts were underneath. I have an injured ankle and lost my balance standing. My revealing leg lift was to catch myself from falling,” she added.
The incident sparked outrage among online gamers – many of whom accused her of “going too far” in her attempts to pick up followers. The controversy has only boosted Lea’s popularity online, however. In recent days her follower count on Twitter soared past 100,000.
“Oh snap! We did did!!!!!! Over 100k Twitter followers,” Lea wrote in response. It wasn’t all smiles for Lea, however, as she complained about being banned from Twitch until after her birthday – a date she had planned to spend live streaming footage of herself celebrating.
“I miss my community. It’s feels like a phantom limb,” she added. Yesterday it was claimed that Lea has been causing a stir online for some time – “accidentally” revealing her body parts on numerous occasions. Mirror Online claimed one user who watched her playing said: “I understand it’s a business and all, so the flirty and flashy stuff is whatever, but Lea has gone too far.”
But others took to Twitter to defend her antics. “You tell him Lea. Everyone should focus on high quality gameplay like you instead,” Twitter user TempoReynad wrote. “Hang in there and remember you are never alone. I know people say mean things but none are true about you. You are awesome,” Kelorien497 added.