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Popular streamer Mitch Jones responds to Twitch ban for reading chat while driving

Published: 22/Jun/2019 9:46 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 12:42

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer Mitch Jones has received a short suspension from the platform for looking at his phone while driving during a recent stream.

Mitch Jones is a popular member of the Twitch IRL [in real-life] streaming community and can regularly be found in the Just Chatting category for a few hours at a time.

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However, fans of the streamer will have to find somewhere else to go for the next few days as Jones received a week-long ban after his June 12 stream, where he was out and about in his car with fellow streamer Miss Tricky.

Screengrab via TwitchMitch Jones is a popular member of the Just Chatting category on Twitch.

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The streamer notified fans for the reasoning behind his ban on June 21 tweeting: “As many of you can see I’ve been banned from Twitch for a week for looking at my phone while driving. I completely agree I’m putting myself and others in danger and I need to be more responsible. Thanks.”

In a follow-up post, the popular streamer issued a message to his fellow broadcasters about streaming while driving. He stated that while he may not have been holding his phone at all times while driving, he was distracted and for that, he deserved the suspension.

He continued on: “Even if you’re not looking at the chat or whatever, I feel like we all get carried away with text to speech and streaming in general – we’re trying to entertain the viewers. That creates a very distracting environment for a driver. I just wanted to tell other broadcasters to be careful.”

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As a part of the nearly five-hour-long stream, the streamer chatted with his viewers between drives but was seen holding his phone at one point without having any hands on the steering wheel as Miss Tricky worked the camera for him.

While Mitch didn’t confirm that this exact moment was the part of his stream that landed him in trouble, users on social media quickly pointed to this specific incident.

Just hours before the ban was issued, Redditor TheMaverick13589 commented: “I’d guess [he was banned] because he was driving while reading chat on the phone without a hand on the steering wheel.”

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While some smaller streamers do regularly stream while driving, Mitch’s ban may just be a warning to everybody about following the rules of the road instead of worrying about content.

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xQc takes swipe at Taylor Swift’s militant online fan base

Published: 17/Oct/2020 3:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch powerhouse Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has taken a swipe at some of the more impassioned Taylor Swift fans who rally around her and “attack” anyone she is beefing with on social media.

xQc isn’t one to hold back his opinions. In the last couple of months alone, he’s opened up the drama between him and Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar, debated with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and his wife over charity streams, and accused Twitch streamer Katerino of cheating on CallMeCarson.

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Now, he’s got pop sensation Taylor Swift in his sights. Well, her fans, at least.

xQc throws Taylor Swift fans some shade

xQc claims he has nothing but respect and admiration for Taylor Swift herself. However, he has thrown some shade at her fans. More specifically, he believes the portion of her fans who draw comparisons between her and others and attack them on social media are a nuisance.

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xQc stated that he believes Taylor Swift “kinda had to go with the industry and whatnot” once she became a superstar, and that he understands and respects it. “But the problem is… her fans and her fan base,” he added.

He goes on to describe a hypothetical situation in which Kanye West says, “I just sold… 600 million dollars worth of products… just to let you guys know.”

He’s quickly bombarded with comments Taylor Swift fans who spam “Taylor ended your career.” To reiterate his point, he describes a similar situation, in which the fans say “Taylor Swift ended your career overnight.”

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Taylor Swift Instagram follower count as of October 2020
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Taylor Swift has over 140 million followers on Instagram, so xQc is definitely punching up by taking on her fanbase.

xQc is referring to a feud between Kim, Kanye, and Taylor Swift

Of course, a word for word summary doesn’t do it justice. His impressions are hilarious and questionable, to say the least. But it’s something that has happened on social media, and he felt strongly enough about it to comment on.

Taylor Swift feuded with both Kim Kardashian and Kanye West earlier this year, and although it seems like the trio has more or less made amends, some of her fans weren’t ready to forgive and forget.

Either way, it doesn’t matter too much whether you agree with xQc or not. After all, it’s nothing more than his opinion on something trivial. But the main thing is his awful impersonations are well worth the watch and provide good entertainment value.

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