Once again, Twitch has made another questionable ban after one streamer was banned for saying he would “destroy heterosexuals” in Mario Kart.
The streamer in question, AngelBePlayin, was banned indefinitely for what Twitch claimed to be “violent hate speech”.
He tweeted saying, “can anyone pls assist me? My twitch account was just randomly banned when I haven’t streamed in over two days. I’ve never used hate speech in my life.” As it turns out, he was banned for joking about “destroying heterosexuals” in Mario Kart.
AngelBePlayin has now been unbanned after some backlash. However, that hasn’t stopped people from being confused as to why it even happened in the first place.
Another Reckless Twitch Ban
The fact that Twitch is quick to take action on this but not the countless instances of hate directed at LGBT people is worrying. Many streamers have reported slurs being used against them, including AngelBePlayin himself. He even claims people have told him to kill himself on the website, and no action was taken by Twitch.
RekItRaven, the streamer who pushed the #TwitchDoBetter campaign last year, said, “This isn’t ok. Accountability needs to be across the board, not just when you feel like it.”
Some streamers rely on Twitch for their income. That’s why it’s so important that the platform doesn’t make mistakes like this.
In other news, Twitch recently banned Pokimane for streaming Avatar: The Last Airbender. Her suspension only lasted two days though, and she’s back to streaming already.
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