Streamer Hasan bans Twitch emote after his viewers use it to be racist - Dexerto

Streamer Hasan bans Twitch emote after his viewers use it to be racist

Published: 1/Jun/2019 23:52 Updated: 2/Jun/2019 0:01

by Virginia Glaze


Internet users know that comment sections can be especially toxic, with Twitch chats being arguably the most degenerate out of all online platforms – a trait that popular streamer HasanAbi called out during one of his broadcasts.

Hasan was in the middle of a stream on May 31 when he used the word “Nicaragua,” prompting a wave of “cmonBruh” and “TriHard” emotes in the chat.

For those not ingrained in Twitch culture, the “cmonBruh” emote is often used when viewers think a streamer has used a racial slur or other such problematic language during a broadcast – although, in this instance, Hasan’s viewers were likely making a tasteless joke.

KnowYourMemeThe ‘CmonBruh’ emote is often used across Twitch to call out racist behavior – but sometimes, the emote can be used in negative ways, as seen during Hasan’s stream.

Their “joke” went a bit too far, as Hasan quickly went on a brutal tirade against the offending emote spammers, comparing them to “twelve-year-olds” and calling for his moderators to ban the emote from his chat.

“If I see this fucking emote one more time in my goddamn chat, dude,” Hasan began. “…You fucking idiots. You absolute fucking morons. God damn it, I hate you so much when you do this shit, chat. I hate it so fucking much, you’re like twelve years old.”

Hasan wouldn’t be the first popular Twitch streamer to call out his audience for casual racism, either; World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold likewise took aim at his chat during a broadcast on the same day, openly admitting that he’d banned the emote due to Twitch’s TOS.

“It don’t see how that’s hypocritical,” Asmon said of the matter. “I’m not supposed to have any racism in my channel. …obviously, we can’t let that happen. Sorry to say, but there it is. Let’s not beat around the bush here.”

Many commenters across Reddit applauded Hasan for calling out the emote, with some targeting other popular streamers for allegedly doing nothing to stop their chats from getting toxic.

“Fucking thank you,” one user wrote. “It really bothers me how streamers like Greek, Train, Mizkif, etc. do literally nothing about this shit in their Twitch chats.”

“Refreshing to see” another said of the matter. “Casual racism isn’t a meme, and streamers who say they can’t control it in their chat are lying.”

Many Reddit users were relieved by Hasan’s rant against his chat, with many acknowledging the casual racism denoted by the CmonBruh and TriHard emotes.

As Twitch streamers grow more popular, their audiences become more varied, and using moderators to snuff out toxic behavior is becoming a necessity for an optimal experience for both viewers and broadcasters, alike.


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.
YouTube: PewDiePie
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.