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Corinna Kopf hints at Twitch departure following divisive ban

Published: 4/Dec/2019 16:33 Updated: 4/Dec/2019 16:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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Streamer and Instagram star Corinna Kopf has suggested that she may be leaving Twitch for a rival platform after being banned during her birthday broadcast on December 1.

Taking to Twitter, the Instagram model cheekily hinted that she was exploring other streaming options and that her time on Twitch may be coming to an end sooner than later.

“With the ever evolving streaming platform options I think it might be time to see what else is out there,” she wrote and topped her message off with a nerd face emoji.

If Kopf leaves Twitch it would be a blow to the platform that seems to see a prominent streamer jump ship every week or so. Already, the once seemingly unbeating giant has had the likes of Ninja, shroud and Ewok leave for Mixer.

Mixer isn’t the only other game in town either. Other prominent streamers like Super Smash Bros legend ZeRo and Disguised Toast left Twitch for Facebook Gaming.

In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Kopf originally claimed Twitch banned her for wearing a chanel tank top during a stream. She later backtracked on December 3 and instead said she had been banned for a clip from “well over a year ago.”

In deleted tweets, Corinna said she was banned due to a clip from over a year ago.

While her messages were erased and she has since been unbanned, there’s no doubt that the streamer harbors some resentment towards Twitch for banning her on her birthday of all things.

Whether or not Kopf actually leaves remains to be seen, but she certainly has the star power and following to bring her audience with her, as her Instagram followers exceed a whopping three million people.

As the streamer wars continue and rage on into 2020, it will be interesting to see if Corinna decides to give Twitch a second chance or if mixes it up on a rival service.

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Pokimane responds to transphobia accusations after Discord DMs emerge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 2:15

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane has been accused of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist after a mod tried to blame her for discriminating against a trans girl, but she apologized and maintained her innocence.

Iman ‘Pokimane’ Anys is normally in the spotlight for the right reasons. However, she’s been caught up in drama lately after leaked documents about her relationship with Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan surfaced.

Pokimane denied the allegations, and it looked like smooth sailing from here on out. But now, another incident has surfaced. It’s a serious one that has thrown her into drama yet again.

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Pokimane has been caught up in one drama after another lately.

Pokimane’s official Discord server has a role exclusive to girls, but users can’t get it unless they confirm their gender by speaking in voice chat. It’s supposed to be a failsafe way to stop male viewers from pretending to be females for trolling purposes.

However, a mod rejected a trans girl from the role. He claimed he was following orders and deflected the blame onto Pokimane. Apparently, the trans girl persisted, which ultimately lead to being banned from the server.

This sparked an uproar on social media. Some people even accused Pokimane of being a trans-exclusionary radical feminist (TERF). Fortunately, she responded quickly and assured fans that everybody is welcome in her community.

“I’m looking into this with said mod/proof of the conversation that was held between them,” she said. [I] will [also] contact SHSLChris directly to resolve this and to assure she is welcomed properly.”

“Anyone in my community should be welcomed with open arms no matter what gender/sexuality,” she added. “I’m so sorry if anyone was made to feel otherwise, especially by a mod. That is not okay, and I’ll make sure it’s properly handled.”

“Furthermore, I’ve unmodded the person in question,” she said, implying that he acted independently.

“Again, I’m so sorry for this interaction, as it is not something I reinforce/a rule of mine, and is far from representative of my personal opinions, as I truly support the trans community.”

The key takeaway is the mod appears to have acted or interpreted the rules in his own way, and has since been unmodded.

Pokimane also maintained her innocence and claimed she is in full support of the trans community. Whether the affected user will accept her invite back into the Discord remains to be seen.