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Jinnytty confirms Twitch ban after The Last of Us 2 comments

Published: 24/Jul/2020 21:42 Updated: 25/Jul/2020 16:22

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular influencer and variety streamer ‘Jinnytty’ has confirmed that she has been banned from Twitch for two weeks, admitting that the suspension came as a result of her comments about a character from The Last of Us 2.

Update, July 25: Jinny has now been unbanned, with her suspension lasting only eight hours. She posted a public statement to apologize for the incident.

The Last of Us Part 2 has been a divisive release among fans of the franchise, with many critics taking issue with key elements and characters in the title’s story.

One character in particular has seen ample discourse — Abby, a muscular, female character who received backlash from critics who claimed her body was too unrealistically “fit” for the game’s post-apocalyptic world.

Jinny’s ban from Twitch, which was made public via the StreamerBans Twitter account on July 24, is surprisingly tied into the conversation surrounding Abby, as she admitted in her private Discord channel shortly thereafter.

Abby from the Last of Us 2.
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Abby, a character in The Last of Us 2, has been met with some controversy from fans who felt she was unrealistically fit for the apocalypse, with some accusing the character of being transgender.

Screenshots taken by Dexerto from the channel show multiple messages from Jinny, with one reading, “I just got two weeks ban for calling Abby ‘transgender’ during The Last of Us 2. So called, ‘Hateful comment.’”

Jinnytty addresses TLOU comments on her Twitch ban.

Jinnytty addresses her comments on TLOU2, which resulted in her Twitch ban.

“Well, time to appeal,” she continued. “Aaaaand banned.”

Jinnytty addresses her comments on TLOU2, which resulted in her Twitch ban.

Jinnytty addresses her comments on TLOU2, which resulted in her Twitch ban.

A recovered clip of the incident has since been released, which shows that Jinny did, indeed, make the comment while playing as Abby during a portion of the game.

(Warning! Clip may contain spoilers.)

“I wanna see Ellie and Joel, like seriously,” she said. “I don’t wanna look at this transgender anymore. Please.”

“…what do you mean, ‘Woah, Jinny!’” she continued, in apparent reply to the backlash she may have received from her chat over the matter. “You guys call me transgender. …Oh my God, you know? I have no patience.”

While many of Jinny’s fans have argued that a two-week suspension seems a bit lengthy, plenty have expressed concern over her comment, with some claiming that she’s made similar remarks in the past.

Commenters weigh in on Jinnytty's Twitch ban.
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Commenters were largely divided as to the reason for Jinny’s Twitch ban, with some feeling that two weeks was too long, while others felt her comments were problematic.

“I enjoy Jinny’s content a lot, but I’ve seen her do a lot of trans jokes but were super iffy,” one fan wrote. “I give her the benefit of a doubt that she doesn’t really get what she’s doing, since a lot of her humor comes from Twitch chat, but she needs to realize what she’s saying.”

Jinny has yet to make a public statement regarding the incident via her social media accounts, outside of confirming the ban via her Discord channel.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.