Streamer JonZherka blasts Twitch for 'bias' towards female streamers - Dexerto

Streamer JonZherka blasts Twitch for ‘bias’ towards female streamers

Published: 29/Oct/2019 12:22 Updated: 29/Oct/2019 12:51

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer JonZherka took aim at the livestreaming platform over what he believes are differences between bans for male and female streamers – citing perceived leniency toward females when it comes to ‘unfair’ suspensions. 

Twitch has come under fire in recent months for their handling of some suspensions, or lack thereof in the cases of some. The alleged inconsistencies have been a talking point between streamers for quite some time, with JonZherka being the latest to weigh in. 

The formerly banned streamer had been appearing on the Spud Cast podcast hosted by BelaFernandezz when the topic changed to unfair bans and the difference in what male streamers apparently experience on Twitch compared to females.

YouTube: JonzherkaJonZherka has appeared and won Twitch shows like the Rajjchelorette.

“Well, if you look at it, guys seem to make a lot more money than girls on Twitch so it’s unfair that way, but if you look at the other way, guys deal with severe bans compared to girls,” Zherka claimed, before ramping things up a notch. 

The streamer continued: “It seems like, if you’re a girl, you can get away with anything, I’m not going to talk about cats and stuff, but you know what I mean.” 

His subtle hint at Alinity’s animal ‘abuse’ controversy sparked plenty of laughter from his fellow guests and the watching audience, but he wasn’t quite finished. 

“Basically, girls for nudity get a one-day ban. When someone flashed me on stream, I got a perma,” Zherka added, before noting that he was only able to return to Twitch thanks to a top-ten streamer having his back and petitioning for his return. 

JonZherka stated that he was “broken” without his chat as they saved his life, but sounded off on Twitch one final time. 

“How the f**k are you going to take that away from me and you’re not going to take it away from the fu**ing e-girl that had ‘oops, wardrobe malfunction’ for the thirtieth time to triple her stats? Ridiculous.”

Back at TwitchCon in September, Twitch did reveal that they would be making changes to their suspension process, with the context of situations being taken into account better than before.

Yet, they still wield the all-important banhammer and can have the final say, regardless of what the community may think of a given situation.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.