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DarksydePhil banned on Twitch for fourth time over “false DMCA takedown”

Published: 5/Oct/2020 21:30 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 0:07

by Virginia Glaze


UPDATE 10/05/2020 4:00 PM PST – ‘DarksydePhil’ has now been unbanned from Twitch, four hours after his initial suspension took place. Phil has claimed that the ban was due to an error on Twitch’s part, stating he received a false copyright claim due to playing the ‘Crash 4’ beta. Twitch has processed his counter-claim, unbanning his channel in the process.

Original story begins below:

Well-known Twitch streamer ‘DarksydePhil’ is hitting back at the website after being banned for the fourth time over what he’s claiming is a “false DMCA takedown” over copyright issues.

Fans of DarksydePhil got a bit of a shock after learning that his Twitch channel had been banned from the platform on October 5.

After becoming aware of the issue, Phil took to Twitter to explain the situation, claiming that he’d received a DMCA takedown due to playing the Crash 4 beta — a game he argues he wasn’t even playing on stream, as the beta took place several weeks ago.

“I have just received a false DMCA takedown against my Crash 4 stream for ‘the Crash 4 beta,’” he clarified. “Not even the same [game] I’m playing on the stream! The automated bulls**t of @twitch @twitchsupport continues.”

Stating that he must now issue a “counter-notification” to fight the potentially unjust ban, the streamer announced that he will be continuing his playthrough of the game on YouTube, instead (the full version of which is now available for play).

While Phil’s fans have shown sympathy to what seems to be an error on Twitch’s end, some critics are finding delight in his ban, as this is far from the first time he’s been given the boot — nor the first time he’s incited ire from his haters.

In fact, DarksydePhil has received a whopping four bans from Twitch, this latest one included, racking up quite a track record for the popular broadcaster.

Phil has also caught flak in the past for his comments on making racially-insensitive jokes, claiming that, “It’s funny to joke around and say things that, in a serious setting, might be racially insensitive, but they’re not really meant, and therefore, they can be pretty comedic.”

Phil was allegedly not given a reason for his second-most recent ban from Twitch, which occurred in July of this year, although critics have hypothesized that his comments on racially-charged jokes may have been to blame.

That being said, it does seem like his latest ban could be an error on Twitch’s part, leaving both Phil and his fanbase awaiting answers as he continues his playthrough on another platform.


Borat strikes deal to make Redditor his wife during AMA

Published: 29/Oct/2020 0:22

by Theo Salaun


To celebrate the release of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the highly anticipated sequel to 2006’s hit success, the infamous Kazakh reporter has engaged his fans with a Reddit AMA and laid down the foundations for marriage with one lucky commenter.

It’s unclear whether Sacha Baron Cohen plays Borat or if Borat plays Sacha Baron Cohen. What is clear, however, is that the man with a bushy mustache, thick accent, and iconic grey suit is an absolute danger to play with anyone’s heart strings, conducting the melody of romance.

In absolute proof of the reporter’s seductive capacity, his Reddit AMA was absolutely littered with flirtations, sweet nothings, and some content too scandalous for unprepared eyes. But one exchange deserves commendation for its pure end goal: marriage.

While Borat has become visibly infatuated with blonde American women, he is a man known for his flexibility. It appears that flexibility has lent itself to courtship as well, with one Reddit comment paving the way for the blueprint of wedlock.

borat 2 reddit ama wife
Reddit, u/Borat
Modern romance at its finest, a love story between Borat and his dear Fox248.

A confident, available Redditor by the delicate name of ‘Fox248’ made themself an option for Kazakhstan’s self-reported fourth-best reporter. In a simple, concise comment on Borat’s AMA, they asked him their question: “Do you need wife? I can be wife.”  

As The Office’s Kevin has made universally clear, many words are unnecessary when few words can accomplish the desired task. In this case, the desired task must have been the sensation of abdominal butterflies.

If you, too, were nervous and excited to know if modern love was budding. Borat’s answer ensures that it has bloomed, as the charming gentleman gave his new amorous interest a positive response: “I always look for new wife, if your current owner reach deal with me I will pay him up to 35 liters of insecticide and provide for you: red dress, two shoes of leather, and use of clock radio for three hours per week.”

Hi-Yield Indoor/Outdoor Broad Use Insecticide, 35 liters of which can be yours if marriage with Borat is achieved.

It’s not every day that the public is exposed to the glamour of romance, but Borat does not abide by the conventions the masses typically observe. While he was honest about his preferences with Fox248, that is not rude, but, in fact, a cornerstone of sustainable relationships.  

As he told them, his “current color scheme preference is woman with yellow hairs like Pamella Andersons or Dog the Bounties Hunter.” This was not laid out as a deal-breaker, but simply as a preference.

Instead, the deal-breaker surrounds their abilities on the farm and in the child-rearing department. In a world full of shady behavior and mistrust, it is encouraging to know that a media celebrity can be so open to love.