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Transgender women kicked out of Jake Paul’s Team 10 house for “not being real girls”

Published: 30/Jun/2019 12:55 Updated: 1/Jul/2019 14:54

by Daniel Cleary

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The organization ran by Popular YouTuber Jake Paul, Team 10, has come under fire after an ‘exposing’ video was released by two transgender women, claiming they were kicked out of his Team 10 house because they were not “real girls”.

Jake Paul’s Team 10 House has been home to a number of content creators since first moving in, and perhaps unsurprisingly, has been also been home to plenty of controversies.

One of Jake Paul’s editors, Blaine, is at the root of the latest drama, after YouTuber Lilah Gibney released a video on June 29 claiming he kicked her and her friend Kendall out of the Calabasas mansion, for being transgender.

Jake Paul YoutubeJake Paul’s Team 10 house has had its fair share of ups and downs.

In the exposing video, Lilah claims that shortly after they arrived at the Team 10 house for a party, they were approached by Blaine and asked to leave.

Lilah then explained that when they asked Blaine why they were getting removed from the party, he apparently said that it was because they were not real girls, quoting him saying, “I don’t know, I thought you guys were going to come with real girls.”

The video then cut to a short recording of the encounter with the editor going back and forth with Lilah and Kendall after asking them to leave, “I’m not trying to be disrespectful, I’m just being real.” He expressed, before stating, “I was told girls were coming.”

The pair did state that Jake Paul himself was not involved in the situation, and explained that they have no hard feelings towards him: “Jake Paul himself, love him, we’ve had great conversations, such a good guy.”

Instead, the blame was mostly shifted towards Blaine and other members of the house, who had watched them being kicked out of the party.

At the time of writing, Jake Paul or anyone from Team 10 is yet to respond regarding the incident.

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Twitch slammed for failing to moderate their own channel’s chat

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:19

by Luke Edwards

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Twitch has received backlash after the chat in its own official channel was full of hateful comments during the Participation Awards ceremony.

As part of Twitch’s celebration of its community, on January 23 it held a Participation Awards to commemorate the work of their streamers and the community.

The stream focused on using Twitch chat as a direct medium between the hosts and viewers. But, as the event was running, some, including partnered streamers, criticized Twitch for ineffectively moderating the messages in chat.

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Twitch was criticized as hateful comments went unmoderated.

Twitch partner and variety streamer negaoryx called out the platform for allowing the chat to be ‘full’ of hate speech and harassment towards the guests and hosts of the awards.

“I am unfathomably angry at the lack of protection and care Twitch shows its marginalized creators,” she said.

“Users in chat are spewing hate speech & harassing the guest streamers. 3 mod names in the chat list but since I’ve been watching, have seen ZERO messages get deleted.

“I can’t even watch & enjoy this stream because I’m spending my time reporting every hateful, harassing comment I see. How hard is it to have even ONE person moderate these official Twitch streams?”

MsAshRocks, who appeared as the final guest on the stream, also urged Twitch to clamp down on hate speech. She said: “I mentioned a slither of fundraising for [BLM] protesters and they went wild LMAO.”

Tanya “CypherofTyr” DePass, director of gaming diversity non-profit I Need Diverse Games, echoed the calls, as she said: “It’s why I never watch the actual main Twitch/Twitch Gaming channels but host on mine so we have a safe spot to watch.”

Another Twitch partner, Imperial, praised negaoryx for speaking out and labeled the situation a “systemic problem” within Twitch.

She said: “I’ve had to call local police after doxing threats, so many racist comments and usernames that I saw no action on. Months of steady harassment. Do better.”

Twitch has not yet responded publicly to the situation.

This wasn’t the only debacle from the stream. It turns out that one of the awards was inadvertently handed out to a bot account, rather than a real person.

It’s been a turbulent few days for the platform, as users condemned their decision to ban a 15-year-old streamer with 90,000 followers because he had made his account when he was under 13. Meanwhile, other top streamers on the platform who also made their account when under 13 have gone unpunished.