Popular content creator PayMoneyWubby has been struck down with a Twitch suspension for streaming while inside a restaurant despite apparently having permission to do so.
IRL (in-real-life) streaming on Twitch comes with the dangers of being at the mercy of other members of the public. Random passers-by could call something out that’s regarded as a rule violation and then the streamer’s left with the consequences.
Yet, sometimes, Twitch can strike down the banhammer for some other reason – leaving the streamer confused by what’s happened. That fate fell on PayMoneyWubby, a popular broadcaster – with near 200,00 followers on Twitch – as well as over 627,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Following his IRL stream on November 15, the American streamer revealed that he had been banned by the livestreaming platform.
“Not sure the full reasoning yet but something to do with privacy(?),” he tweeted, before noting that he had “full permission from the manager prior to coming.” The streamer also noted that he was “super confused” by what had happened.
It didn’t take long for him to follow up, however, with Twitch sending through that all-important suspension email a few hours later.
PayMoneyWubby revealed that his channel had been suspended for two weeks before taking aim at Twitch support. “Holy s**t @TwitchSupport, please fact check before pulling the trigger,” he added. The streamer also doubled down on his permission claims by posting in the Livestream Fail subreddit post about his ban.
Plenty of the streamer’s fans tweeted him and urged him to consider moving to Mixer, but considering his huge following on YouTube, following in the footsteps of Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and streaming on there could be an option instead.
As of writing, the streamer’s channel is still suspended so it remains to be seen if Twitch will take his response into account and wipe the ban out, giving him an early return to streaming.