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Streamer blasts Twitch for banning “sexualized” Spongebob emote

Published: 15/Sep/2019 21:41 Updated: 15/Sep/2019 22:17

by Scott Robertson


Twitch streamer ‘SHiFT’ hit back at the platform after one of his Spongebob Squarepants-themed emotes was removed because it “contained sexual content”.

SHiFT is a professional Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom streamer. So naturally, he would have a lot of Spongebob-inspired emotes for his subscribers.

Unfortunately for him, one of those emotes was deemed too sexual by Twitch’s standards, and the streamer took to Twitter to express his displeasure.

“HAHAHHAHA TWITCH YOURE JOKING RIGHT?” he tweeted on September 15 after the platform classified the emote as ‘imagery of sexual content or nudity’.

The emote in question is in reference to a classic episode of Spongebob, where he rips his pants on accident to great comedic effect, and then proceeds to repeat the joke over and over to less of a reaction each time. 

Twitter: @shiftpostingThe emote deemed too sexual by Twitch

SHiFT’s version features the phrase ‘RIP’ on Spongebob’s ripped pants, and is presumably used by chat whenever he dies in-game. 

While the platform banned the emote, no part of Spongebob’s rear end is exposed in the image.

SHiFT followed up the screenshot with a fiery rant on the double standards of Twitch:

“Honestly Twitch get fucking real,” SHiFT said online. “When I go around and see horny boobie emotes everywhere on this site but I can’t have the iconic spongebob pants rip as an emote that’s how you know we’ve got top tier moderation and guidelines on this website.”

The artist who made the emote for the streamer chipped in as well:

“I’m really hoping it doesn’t go to waste because blocking it for sexual content even though there’s nothing sexual about it at all is really disrespectful to the creators who busted their ass working on it.” they said.

Twitch has been in action regarding its sexual content procedures recently, including handing out bans to popular streamers Bridgett and Amouranth. The same day SHiFT had his emote banned, another streamer called out Twitch’s double standards after getting a nudity warning for drawing hentai on an 18+ stream.

SHiFT has been streaming Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom since 2016, and holds records for speedrunning the game.


KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos


It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.