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Streamer blames “jealous” Pokimane fans for Twitch ban after bizarre clip

Published: 1/Feb/2020 19:02

by Meg Bethany Koepp


After the bizarre clip of a streamer’s strange reaction towards a selfie of Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys led to his suspension, the Australian hit out at her “jealous” fans and blamed them for the ban.

On January 30, a viewer informed Pokimane of a clip that was making the rounds online in which Twitch streamer ‘Empirrre’ jokingly took one of her Twitter selfies and positioned his camera overlay so that it appeared as though he was kissing and licking her backside.


While the Moroccan-Canadian found the whole thing hilarious and even got in on the joke herself by positioning her own camera feed so she could stretch out her arm and “stop” the Australian with her hand, he was later banned from the Amazon-owned platform – something he blames the 23-year-old’s “jealous” fans for.

Banned after weird interaction with Pokimane picture

On January 31, the 26-year-old informed his Twitter followers of the one-day suspension, and shared a partial screenshot of the email he was sent from Twitch about the ban.


“I have been temporary banned on Twitch for 1 day, this is most likely due to spam reporting,” he said, stating that Poki’s reaction to the clip could have caused her fans to mass report him. “Probably out of jealousy towards [Pokimane] which [by the way] was a joke.”

While the image of the email was cut off as to not show the exact reason why the platform made the decision to temporarily suspend him, it did back up the Australian’s claim that he’d been banned for one day.

While the streamer cites the Moroccan-Canadian’s viewers as a reason for the ban, Twitch’s Community Guidelines have a “suggestive” content section which, if broken, can result in punishment – including suspensions.


“When reviewing this type of content or activity, we will consider its intent and context based on a number of factors including, but not limited to behavior and commentary, reaction to content, camera framing, angle, and focus,” it reads.

His pretend-kissing of her rear end could have fallen under that, though it’s unclear if it actually did or whether he was indeed mass-reported by people who saw the clip.

Twitch Community Guidelines
Twitch doesn’t take “suggestive” content lightly.

In the past, users have been met with three-day bans, 30-day, and worse for offending behavior on the streaming platform, all depending on a case-to-case basis.


Pokimane is the top female personality on the Amazon-owned service though, so it wouldn’t be out of the question to claim a handful of her 3.87 million followers could have been offended over Empirrre’s joke – but who knows.


Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam


Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.


Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.


“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

Dave Portnoy eats pizza for a review
YouTube/One Bite Pizza Reviews
Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.


If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”


We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.