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CodeMiko opens up on reason behind her Twitch ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 1:23 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 1:33

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch V-Tuber sensation CodeMiko was banned from the platform temporarily on January 19. She has since opened up on the reasons behind her suspension, and when she will be returning to streaming.

CodeMiko, who has over 350,000 followers on Twitch, was banned on January 19. It was her third ban in a year, however, it was long enough between her two previous bans in September 2020 to warrant a permanent one.

While speculation was running rampant, Miko has been upgrading her stream for her eventual return in the downtime. However, she has finally opened up on the real reason behind her ban ⁠— and it wasn’t just for saying “simp.”

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CodeMiko is returning to Twitch soon after she was banned for leaking private information.

CodeMiko banned for leaking email, not saying “simp”

While early suggestions were the streamer was banned for saying “simp” on broadcast ⁠— the term was officially banned earlier in January ⁠— Miko cleared that up quickly after her ban.

Instead, she was banned for leaking a streamer’s private information, including their full name and email. This doxxing is a breach of terms and service, even if there was no malice. Miko has accepted the ban fully.

“During an interview, a female streamer and I were talking about female harassment online and I asked her what was the worst comment she had ever received. When I saw the email, it was pretty bad and was more like a threat than a comment,” she said.

“From my experience, threats are almost never sent from a user’s actual email address, but throwing up the screenshot got me banned. I only wanted to shine the light on harassment that streamers face and did not mean to violate terms.”

CodeMiko pens Twitch return for February 5

CodeMiko will be returning to Twitch on February 5, 17 days after her suspension started. This likely indicates that she was taken off for 14 days, but is taking an extra break to hype up her return.

She stated she would be returning with some “game-changing new stuff,” including a complete game-show fit out, inviting some of the biggest streamers on Twitch to take part.

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Sway House respond to allegations of steroid use

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok group ‘Sway House’ has long been under public scrutiny for their physical appearance, with many critics accusing the influencers of using steroids to achieve their gains — and now, the entire group has spoken out about the rumors.

The Sway House is comprised of a slew of top-tier content creators, including the likes of Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, and Blake Gray, who boast millions of followers between them across multiple social media platforms.

On February 23, the group got together to address popular rumors and speculation about them, using questions specifically provided by their own fans via Twitter.

One of the more popular assumptions about these TikTokers has been spread around many times before, which claims that the group collectively takes steroids and other such enhancers to boost their workout results.

 

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While Bryce Hall has admitted to steroid use before, the entire group had yet to speak on the issue as a whole, which came up during their February “assumptions” video.

“I guess I can’t really say anything on this one,” Hall laughed.

“Griffin takes like, fake steroids though,” Richards joked. “He’s not even a full committer!”

“Oh yeah, he gets ‘test boosters,’” Hall replied. “Just shoot it up in the butt!”

“Dude, I literally only take vitamins!” Griffin retorted. “They help increase your natural testosterone levels!”

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The jokes against Griffin come as a humorous turn of the tables, after Tayler Holder grilled Bryce Hall about his own purported steroid use in December. During their humorous Q & A session, Hall did admit that he had used steroids in the past, but had since gone back to being “all natty.”

“Yes, I did,” Hall laughed. “So do so many other people, so f**k you guys! More plates, more dates. You guys were correct!”

“Let me tell you, I’m not encouraging any of my viewers to do it,” he added. “I just wanted to get big. I’m off now, I’m all natty now. Fully.”

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While the accusations of steroid use among the rest of the group remain as mere allegations, it’s important for fans to remember that their favorite influencers likely have a slew of resources at their disposal to obtain such bodies, and that being completely shredded isn’t a totally realistic body goal to set for everyone.