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Trainwrecks calls out Twitch fans for transphobia against streamer

Published: 4/Oct/2020 13:48

by Joe Craven

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Popular streamer Trainwreckstv threatened permanent bans for any of his viewers engaging in transphobia, after his Among Us squadmate and fellow streamer Bloody quit, possibly due to comments she was receiving. 

Among Us, as any Twitch viewer will know, has come to dominate the streaming platform. Top streamers including Trainwrecks, xQc and more came together once again on October 3, to whittle down their squad and find the impostor.

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However, the stream took a sour turn when one player, Bloody, reported that she was going to hop off as she was receiving transphobic comments from viewers in her chat. She speculated that they were from fellow streamers’ chats.

“It’s been super fun playing with y’all,” Bloody said. “I will say though, I think my mods have been having a really hard day because I’m trans and I think a lot of people from a lot of peoples’ chat are coming in and being huge a**holes.”

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In response, Train and Ludwig asked her to send over a list of the comments so they could permanently ban anyone who had come from their channels.

What followed was an outpouring of support for Bloody, with Train offering a warning to any of his viewers who engage in transphobia.

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“I will not tolerate it,” he said. “I don’t care if you’ve gifted me a thousand subs, I don’t care if you’re a 48-month sub, you will be perma-banned… it’s disgusting of you, and it’s f**king embarrassing. Your sub won’t protect you.”

In the aftermath of the stream, Bloody described the night as “crazy”, as well as saying that she’s “really glad” she took the decision to stream again.

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“[I] got a ton of hate, but got so much love and support too,” she tweeted. “Super appreciate folks like Ludwig Ahgren and Trainwreckstv stepping up and speaking out against transphobic a**holes tonight.”

Bloody streamer tweets

Bloody was clearly grateful for the support from bigger streamers, who were disappointed that she had to make the decision to stop gaming early due to the abuse she was receiving.

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Twitch has a number of community guidelines relating to ‘Hateful Conduct’ which attempt to keep incidents like this down to a minimum. However, controlling the words and actions of tens of thousands of viewers is almost impossible, even for the biggest streamers.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.