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Sodapoppin slams Twitch over Kaceytron’s indefinite ban

Published: 27/Mar/2020 13:10

by Joe Craven

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Twitch veteran Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has lashed out at streaming platform Twitch over the “indefinite” ban handed to Kacey ‘Kaceytron’ Caviness, following the “insensitive” comments she made while live. 

After founding her channel in 2012, Kaceytron established herself as one of Twitch’s biggest streamers in the ‘Just Chatting’ category. However, some “insensitive” comments made about the ongoing global pandemic saw her banned indefinitely for “hateful conduct”.

Sodapoppin is, like Kaceytron, a veteran of the streaming world. Despite spending the last 8 and a half years on the streaming platform, Morris has now strongly criticized Twitch for the decision to indefinitely ban Kaceytron. 

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Kaceytron, Twitter
Kaceytron was banned “indefinitely” on March 17.

While streaming The Beast Inside on March 26, Morris began to discuss his thoughts on Kaceytron’s indefinite ban, and he didn’t come down on the side of the streaming platform. 

“I’m baffled she’s still banned. Did she ever get told how long the ban was, or is that sh*t still indefinite?” he asked. “Because that’s f**ked up… Indefinite still? That’s horsesh*t.” 

He then compared the situation to an employee getting fired from their job, without being told how long they are actually fired for. For many Twitch creators, including Kaceytron, streaming is their primary source of income.

“The ban is stupid in itself,” Morris continued. “It shouldn’t have even happened. It’s even dumber that you ban someone and you tell them ‘we’re not sure if it’s permanent, we don’t know,’ so stupid.” 

Morris’s argument is one echoed by many of Kaceytron’s fans. It would be hard for her to move to a new platform given the fact that she already has a well-established channel and audience on Twitch, but the uncertainty over the length of her ban will also make it harder for her to make a decision on her next steps.

Twitch do not comment publicly on bans or breaches of their terms, so it’s unlikely we’ll hear from the platform anytime soon.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”