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Greekgodx responds after Twitch ban for “hateful” gender comments

Published: 19/Sep/2019 10:28 Updated: 26/Sep/2019 12:24

by Miguel Lozada

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Popular Twitch streamer Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos has apologized after receiving a suspension from the platform, following comments about gender which broke the community guidelines on hateful conduct.

Greekgodx is one of the most popular British streamers on all of Twitch, broadcasting a variety of content from gaming, talk shows, and IRL (in-real-life) streams – amassing almost 900,000 followers.

His streams have been brought to a sudden end though, at least temporarily, after comments he made about gender options on music sharing website SoundCloud.

Greekgodx/TwitchGreekgodx was closing in on 900,000 followers before his ban.

During a stream in September, Antonatos suggested that SoundCloud was ‘catering to cucks’ by having the options “other” and “prefer not to say” in the gender selection when making an account.

“Fuck off – if you put ‘other’, they should say ‘sorry, SoundCloud is not for you'” Greek said, sparking controversy, as such comments have seen other streamers suspended or even permanently banned from Twitch.

After being banned on September 19, Greekgodx confirmed that his comments about gender were the reason for the punishment, and apologized for any offense he may have caused.

“It was a joke and I’m really sorry to anyone I offended,” the streamer explained, “I didn’t mean to be hurtful or hateful.”

The reason for the ban likely falls under Twitch’s community guidelines on “hateful conduct”, which prohibits any content or activities that “promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence” based on gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

“Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation,” Twitch states. “We will take action on all accounts associated with such conduct with a range of enforcement actions, including and up to indefinite suspension.”

The length of Greek’s ban has not been confirmed, although because it is not his first suspension it could be a longer period. Twitch bans typically run either 24 hours, three days, seven days or 30 days, with severe violations earning a permanent ban.

He has fallen foul of the platform’s rules in the past, previously in April 2018 after a photoshopped image of another streamer lying nude was displayed on his broadcast.

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TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.