Popular Twitch streamer Emily “Emiru” Schunk has been rising in viewership lately and with the additional support, some fans have begun questioning the streamer’s mental health. Listening to the concern of her followers, Emiru has gone on the record to discuss the topic.
During a recent Twitch stream spotted by Dexerto, Emiru was opening up about her mental health due to several fan inquiries based on her hoarding of Kirby plushies and rabbits. Emiru so far has a collection of 60 Kirbies and ten rabbits, but the Twitch streamer denies hoarding concerns as patterns that aren’t correlated. While she acknowledged that there are patterns that may worry her friends and followers, Emiru stated that they “don’t have to worry.”
Fans have been asking Emiru if she has mental health issues point-blank in her Twitch livestreams, but their interest has seemingly not bothered the streamer. Emiru has even joked about her mental illness during a recent CodeMiko Twitch stream podcast in which she was asked how she’s able to play the same games repeatedly. Despite the jokes, symptoms, and some minor hoarding, Emiru remains confident that she’s “more than okay.”
Due to allegedly encountering a stalker, Emiru moved in with friend and fellow Twitch streamer Mizkif at the One True King content house. This sparked some drama between her, Mizkif, and Mizkif’s ex-girlfriend who’s also a Twitch streamer known as Maya. Although some fans of the streamers were briefly concerned about this trio, Maya has already gone on the record to apologize to both Emiru and Mizkif. Fans of OTK can still occasionally see Emiru in various streams and YouTube videos in which she interacts with the various members of the organization.
Prior to streaming on Twitch with gaming organization Cloud9, Emiru was known for creating impressive cosplays of various gaming and anime characters. Thanks to working with Cloud9 and streamers from the One True King brand on top of the followers she already had, Emiru was able to reach Twitch’s top 100 and she is sitting at over 600,000 followers on the streaming platform. Emiru isn’t simply known for streaming to Twitch as she also dons her cosplay on TikTok, making videos for an audience of 1.4 million followers.
Although hoarding is a serious issue that some folks consider a warning sign of mental illness, many people from around the world are enthusiastic about collecting things. With upwards of 60 Kirby plushies alongside her ten rabbits, it’s clear that Emiru is a fan of Nintendo’s pink puffball character and the small fluffy pets. Because she’s aware of certain patterns, it’s currently unclear if Emiru had ever entertained the idea that she had mental health problems prior to her Twitch following imploring her to address their concerns.
Source: Twitch (via Dexerto)