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Kaceytron banned on Twitch over “insensitive” coronavirus comment

Published: 18/Mar/2020 0:46 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 13:46

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch partner ‘Kaceytron’ has been indefinitely suspended on Twitch over an “insensitive” coronavirus comment the Amazon-owned platform deemed to be “hateful conduct.”

Kaceytron has been one of the biggest names in the Twitch Just Chatting section for years. Since starting up her streaming career in 2012, she’s attracted hundreds of thousands of fans.

However, one statement made on stream has seen her taken off the platform, with the streamer receiving an “indefinite” suspension over “hateful conduct.”

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Kaceytron has been banned indefinitely from Twitch.

Kaceytron was banned on March 17 over comments she made a week earlier regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on the Rajj podcast on March 11, the streamer made a comment that fell flat with the other participants.

“Yes [we would kiss] and we would leave quarantine and try to spread it as much as possible because the world would be a better place without old and poor people,” Kaceytron said, answering a question on quarantines.

When the other podcast participants reacted negatively to her bold statement, she doubled down, adding that she “said what [she] said.”

Twitch’s reason for the ban was for “engaging in hateful conduct and threats of violence against a person or group of people,” which is usually attached with bans of up to 30 days.

However, Twitch took decisive action, deplatforming the streamer indefinitely, with the only form of recourse being a ban appeal.

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

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Twitch has a strict zero-tolerance policy for hateful conduct.

After the ban hammer was laid down, Kaceytron issued an apology to her fans.

“I’ve been indefinitely suspended because of an insensitive comment I made last week,” the streamer said. “I don’t condone hatred towards any person and it was a poor reflection of my character. I’m just trying to take this all in right now.

“It was a comment I made on the Rajj show that was uploaded to LSF [/r/livestreamfail]. Obviously it was a joke but that doesn’t excuse it. It was in poor taste and my fault.”

Kaceytron had over 500,000 followers as of March 17. Stats site TwitchTracker also logged the streamer as having 1,452 active subscribers at the moment, which is worth approximately $7,000 a month.

Kaceytron will no longer have access to her Twitch account unless her ban appeal is successful. She has not stated as to whether she will appeal or swap platforms..

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Streamer goes viral for calling out “disrespectful” Among Us players

Published: 4/Dec/2020 16:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTuber and Twitch streamer Julien ‘julien’ Solomita has gone viral for a clip in which he called out Among Us players who are disrespectful towards others in-game.

In the viral clip, which has been viewed over 350,000 times since being uploaded to Twitter on December 4, Julien blasted people who infect his lobbies with negativity or make others feel “unsafe.”

“When I make these lobbies, when I go around and hit up some of my friends, and often times some of my friends’ friends to play Among Us with me, I have one thing in mind: that everyone I’m inviting gets to have fun,” the streamer began his rant.

“Gets to feel welcome. Gets to feel safe. Gets the exact opportunity as everyone else to be listened to. And gets to go home at the end of the night and say that had a good night of gaming,” he continued.

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Among Us has become one of the most popular online games.

According to Julien, this mantra should be enforced for new people. “I’ve met more people in the streaming world playing Among Us than I’ve ever met, by far, than any other game,” he explained. “So, when new people are in my lobbies, I try to go extra to out of my way to make those people feel like they’re welcome and they get to have fun.”

Communication can be key in Among Us, so it makes sense that anyone who plays would want to be able to speak freely and not be spoken over. As such, when players aren’t able to get a word in, the experience can be ruined.

This is why the streamer has “zero tolerance” for the “normalization” of disrespecting people in video games.

“Among Us is a game and it’s for fun. It’s not so boys can talk over women. It’s not to make new people in the group feel small or unwelcome. It’s not to win in every game at all costs,” he continued to rant. “It’s a game and it’s for everybody to enjoy.”

He went on to reach out to players who may have been disrespected in online games and hoped that they never experienced that again. “I don’t want anyone here to get the idea that it’s even close to normal for that to be how you feel when you play a video game. That’s not normal. It’s f**king weird, it’s wrong.”

A lot of people have taken Solomita’s message to heart and voiced their agreement in the replies. Hopefully, his words have a lasting effect on players feeling a bit out of touch in online games such as Among Us.