Banned Twitch streamer Ice Poseidon asks for "second chance" - Dexerto
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Controversial streamer Ice Poseidon pleads with Twitch to unban him

Published: 28/Jun/2020 12:41 Updated: 28/Jun/2020 22:32

by Calum Patterson

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IRL livestreamer Paul ‘Ice Poseidon’ Denino has publicly asked Twitch for a “second chance” on the platform he was banned from in 2017, following the shutdown of Mixer, where he had moved.

Originally known for his RuneScape streams, Denino grew a large fanbase and became infamous for his in-real-life streams with a loose collective known as Cx.

He was banned from Twitch permanently in April of 2017, primarily due to a swatting incident at an airport, after he disclosed which gate he was flying from on stream.

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Ice Poseidon was a controversial figure on Twitch, and later YouTube, but says he has grown and changed.

After his ban, he moved to YouTube streaming, and later Mixer, where, alongside the Cx network, he continued his IRL streaming antics.

His fanbase itself has been the source of backlash. They largely congregated on the now-banned subreddit dedicated to him and his content.

The Cx network officially folded in March 2019, following an FBI raid on their property, where all electronics in the house were seized.

On June 28, 2020, after Mixer’s folding into Facebook Gaming, Denino made a public plea to Twitch to allow him back on their platform, asking for a “second chance.”

“I was banned on Twitch for enabling a very toxic community – a toxic community which has affected the industry, myself, my friends, and other creators as a whole,” Denino begins.

“My mindset now is completely different to what it was three years ago […] I’m asking Twitch, to just give me a second chance.” He also attached an open letter to Twitch, reiterating his supposed changed mindset and less toxic community.

He claims to now have a “better understanding and respect for Twitch’s Terms of Service and community guidelines,” after his years of streaming.

Denino says he has already sent a ban appeal to the platform, hoping to have his original Ice_Poseidon channel reinstated.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.