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LosPollosTV banned from Twitch after watching PG movie

Published: 27/May/2020 13:09

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamer Louis ‘LosPollosTV’ Sammartino has been handed a 24-hour ban from the platform, reportedly after showing a scene from the movie Super Size Me on a broadcast.

The streamer, who once set the record for the longest ever livestream at 195 hours, confirmed the length of the suspension on Twitter on May 27.

Although Twitch does not publicly disclose the cause of bans, viewers of his stream suggest that it was after a scene in the 2004 film ‘Supersize Me’ briefly showed a prostate exam taking place.

Movie poster for Super Size Me
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LosPollosTV was watching the 2004 movie Super Size Me, and fans think a scene caused his ban.

According to one viewer, Sammartino “was literally watching supersize me a McDonald’s documentary that’s [rated] PG and a dude was getting a medical exam. The doctor checked his rectum.”

The ban has caused some controversy over Twitch’s consistency with punishments for community guidelines violations. It’s less than a week after Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys escaped a ban for showing “inappropriate” content, due to a prank from a troll.

On Twitter, the streamer confirmed that it was only a 24-hour ban, but explained that he had more serious matters on his mind, revealing that his former girlfriend had been diagnosed with cancer, and asking everyone to keep her in their prayers.

Twitch under fire for inconsistency

The precise cause of LosPollosTV’s ban cannot be verified, but Twitch users have criticized the platform on the understanding it was due to the Supersize Me clip.

“People are questioning why he got banned for this and Pokimane showed p*** without any punishment,” one user said. Another replied “This is what we mean. Poki doesn’t get banned and we say okay as long as that’s the new standard but NOPE. Not even a week later…”

Another user offered a possible explanation for Twitch’s action; that they may have felt obligated to ban the account simply to remove the offending material. “The most serious offense about this situation in Twitch’s mind is continuing to host material that violates TOS on your account, thus forcing them to suspend your account to remove it themselves.”

Twitch says that it always takes context, as well as past behavior into account. But, this is not enough of an explanation for fans whose favorite streamers appear to get harsher treatment than others.

LosPollosTV will be free to stream on his account as normal when the 24-hour suspension ends. Though he may be left with a permanent community guidelines strike on his channel.

PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.