[UPDATED] FaZe Clan Pro Fortnite Player Tfue Suspended from Twitch for Saying a Banned Word Live on Stream - Dexerto
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[UPDATED] FaZe Clan Pro Fortnite Player Tfue Suspended from Twitch for Saying a Banned Word Live on Stream

Published: 18/May/2018 19:11 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 17:13

by Albert Petrosyan

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UPDATE – 5/18 9:42 PST

FaZe Tfue has announced on his Twitter page that his suspension from Twitch has been reduced from 30 days to 7 days.

FaZe Clan professional Fortnite player Tuner ‘Tfue’ Tenney has been handed a seven day suspension from the popular streaming platform Twitch.

This happened after he said a banned word live on his stream while playing Fortnite: Battle Royale on May 18th, 2018.

Tfue was in a brief gunfight in-game against a player who appeared to be wearing a dark colored character skin, and while he was chasing him, he said the following statement.

“Where is this c**n going?”

The word that Tfue used has multiple meanings and usages – officially, it can be used as a short and abbreviated way to refer to a raccoon but has also long been considered a demeaning and insulting racial slur against dark-skinned people.

Not long after that happened, the streamer’s Twitch channel became inactive and could no longer be accessed on the platform’s website.

Tfue eventually released a YouTube video to explain the situation, claiming that his intentions were not racial but instead he used the word because the character he was chasing had a skin that resembled a raccoon.

“Anybody who knows me knows that I didn’t use that in a racist way at all. I used it for its primary meaning in that it’s short for raccoon.”

However, he also concedes that he should have known better than to say a word like that live on Twitch, considering how strict the streaming platform has become with violations to its Terms of Service agreement.

“I really, I’m just sorry and disappointed in myself that I should have known better you know? I just don’t want this to affect my career any more so than it already is, so I just really want to address it to everybody.”

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Jake Paul and Ben Askren exchange heated texts ahead of fight

Published: 25/Feb/2021 4:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:29

by Andrew Amos

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YouTuber Jake Paul and former UFC star Ben Askren are set to take to the boxing ring on April 17, but they’re already in a war of words ahead of the bout.

It’s no Conor McGregor, but Jake Paul is going big for his next boxing bout.

After taking down Nate Robinson with relative ease, the YouTube star turned hopeful boxer will take to the ring against Ben Askren on April 17.

However, in the lead up to the fight, the two have already thrown punches over text.

Ben Askren leaked DMs between the two on February 24, claiming “this next generation has some really bad role models.”

 

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“Hey Jake seriously were you even trying against Ben [Darmstadt]? That was pathetic. Hope you try a little bit harder in our fight,” the former UFC fighter opened with in the exchange.

“Hiya bubba! So good to hear from you! I know Masvidal gave you brain damage so I’m guessing you meant to ask if I was even trying against Nate,” Paul replied.

“We’re going to get you through this fight nice and fast so you can retire after.”

Askren clarified that he was talking about Ben Darmstadt, before Jake Paul went on a tangent, asking his opponents if he’s ever taken drugs, saying he needs “help taking his edge off.”

 

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While Askren ignored most of Paul’s questions, he had the final jab ahead of the bout.

“You gave up here like you’re going to give up in our fight. You don’t have the heart. Please don’t back out of our fight.”

Jake Paul vs Ben Askren is locked in for April 17, and is set to be one of the biggest PPV fights in history.