Rise and fall of Chris Chan: Sonichu creator went from aspiring anime artist to alleged rapist

Christine Weston “Chris” Chandler is the creator and author of the Sonichu and Rosechu series. "She" identifies as a transwoman and first started uploading her comic series in 2000


                            Rise and fall of Chris Chan: Sonichu creator went from aspiring anime artist to alleged rapist
Chris Chan seen in one of her videos (YouTube screenshot)

Chris Chan shocked the comics as well as the transgender community after the Sonichu creator was arrested. This was after disturbing texts alleging she raped her 80-year-old mother, who has dementia, went viral online. But before we delve into how the controversial comics creator fell from grace, it is important to discuss how she became famous in the first place. 

Christine Weston “Chris” Chandler is the creator and author of the Sonichu and Rosechu series. She identifies as a transwoman. She first started uploading her comic series in 2000. Since then, her content has received mixed reactions from people. She also has a large social media following. The creator has 27k followers on Twitter. She posted on the platform last in 2019. Chan also has a Facebook account where she updates her followers about what she has been doing. In her last post dating back to July 12, Chan had revealed she had cut her mother’s hair. Chan is mostly active on her YouTube page where at present, she has 51.3K subscribers on the platform. She also owns a Patreon page where she sells memberships that range from $1 to $500.

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Why is Chris Chan famous?



 

From a very young age, Chan was into anime, cartoons and video games. She became a fan of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokemon. In 2006, she graduated from Piedmont Virginia Community college with a degree in computer-aided drafting and design. After that, in March 17, 2000, she revealed the Sonichu character, which combined features from both Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog. In 2005, she released her first Sonichu comic. However, it only got worldwide attention after Encyclopedia Dramatica mocked Chris Chan for her comics that ridiculed women in addition to being homophobic. In addition, the creator herself was slammed as "narcissistic" and "manipulative."

Chan has also been trolled for her inappropriate behavior after the YouTuber said that she wanted a girlfriend with specific qualities and had dubbed the search as a “Love Quest.” Her ideal girlfriend had to have characteristics including being 18 and single and neurotypical. She said she wanted to be a house-husband, inviting further mockery as people accused her of not taking any responsibilities toward the relationship. Some people also disguised themselves as potential girlfriends in order to troll her. 

Chris Chan's disturbing texts



 

Chan's mother Barbara Anne Weston is a known face from her YouTube videos, having graced the camera with several cameos ever since the 'Sonichu' comic author created her platform on the website. As a result, the extent to which Chan describes how she persistently assaulted her mother despite being asked to stop has drawn massive flak on social media. The leak happened over a portal called KiwiFarms, where the operator of the platform, Null, shared a 9-minute audio along with screenshots of texts from Chan, where she talks about pleasing a certain 'Barb' by rubbing her 'g-spot' despite the receiving party asking her to stop. KiwiFarms leaked a chat between the undercover investigator identified as "Bella", "a trollsona of someone called 10thanonymous, who Chris confided this information in," the platform writes. 

“Also made another attempt at rubbing her vagina, externally at first, then slipping between the lips and rubbing the internal labia. Then she told me to stop," she continued to the undercover cop, adding: "I had attempted the first night to rub her in there; I found her spot, but it hurt her. But, alternatively, I did find that at cunnilingus, I was good at it with my tongue." The next text adds: "And I did also stimulate her cl*t; that does not seem to hurt her as much but she still has a limit with that spot as well." Then, the disgraced comic creator declares: "Anyway. we're making progress. And when we cuddle, and this actually impresses me More, I literally feel our souls bonding and coming together as one during that time. Damn., it feels soo [sic] good when that happens."



 

You can read the entire content of the shocking text exchanges here

Chris Chan's arrest



 

Chris Chan was spotted being handcuffed and taken into custody by Greene County Police on August 1, 2021. The 39-year-old was reportedly removed from her home on July 31, and her mother was put in professional elder care. An emergency protective order (EPO), prohibiting Chan from contacting her mother, was issued till August 5 to ensure the well-being of the elderly woman. Chan was arrested and escorted by police from the motel in Richmond, Virginia where she had put up. Meanwhile, her mother was taken to a hospital for a physical examination. 

According to Virginia Criminal Code, adultery and incest are forbidden and counts as a Class 5 felony. It is punishable by up to 12 months in prison and/or a fine of $2,500. However, the exact charges against Chan have not been disclosed yet. She has also been accused of violating the EPO after stealing from her 80-year-old mother.

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