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Twitch quickly unban Jinny after controversial TLOU2 comments

Published: 25/Jul/2020 11:10 Updated: 25/Jul/2020 11:14

by Calum Patterson

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After being handed a two-week suspension, Twitch streamer ‘Jinnytty’ has had her ban lifted after only eight hours, following her public statement and apology.

Jinny had been streaming The Last of Us 2 on July 24 when the ban struck, after comments she made about one of the game’s leading characters, Abby.

The streamer said that due to her frustration with the character and the story, she “just wanted to say I don’t want to look at her anymore, but I put it in a wrong way.”

The character, Abby, has a notably large and muscular physique, and Jinny called her transgender (the character is not, in fact, transgender).

Abby standing with an axeAbby in the The Last of Us Part II.

“I wasn’t 100% sure if she was transgender or not and I saw a lot of people talking about it, so without thinking I thought it was okay to use the word transgender to describe her,” Jinny said.

In a Discord message, Jinny said it was “time to appeal”, and it appears that the appeal was successful, as her two-week ban was cut considerably shorter.

“I really didn’t mean to hate on someone and I have nothing against transgender people,” Jinny continued, in her statement. “I sincerely apologize for anyone who got offended by it and I promise that in the future, I will be more educated and careful with what I say and do on stream.”

Explaining her comment, she said, “I was just not interested in Abby’s story during the game. I thought it was boring and exhausting so I just wanted to say I don’t want to look at her anymore, but I put it in a wrong way.”

Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy for what it calls “hateful conduct” on the platform, and even first-time violations typically result in a lengthy ban.

It’s unclear exactly why Twitch reversed its decision to hand Jinny a two-week ban. The Amazon-owned platform says that it always takes context into account when issuing community guidelines strikes, and streamers always have the option to appeal.

Twitch does not comment on individual community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.

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Logan Paul reacts to Jake calling him a “fake fighter” before Floyd Mayweather bout

Published: 5/Jan/2021 23:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul is set to throw down with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather this February — but little brother Jake Paul isn’t a fan of their upcoming bout, even calling his sibling a “fake fighter.”

The Paul brothers have unexpectedly shifted from their careers as top-tier YouTubers into white-collar boxers. Ever since August 2018, the two have dedicated their time to training and scoring high-profile matches; and Logan may have taken the cream of the crop.

On December 6, 2020, it was announced that Logan would be fighting 50-0 pro boxer Floyd Mayweather in a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021. This news seemed to overshadow Jake’s 2nd round KO over Nate Robinson a week prior, which may have influenced his thoughts on his older brother’s upcoming match.

“My brother is f**ked,” Jake taunted in an interview with TMZ. “It’s bad for the sport. I think it’s just for clout. You know, my brother’s a fake fighter. I’m the real fighter. He’s 0-1, I’m 3-0.”

A week later, Logan has finally responded to his little bro’s scathing words — and it’s safe to say that he’s a little confused as to where the venom is coming from, although he’s completely unfazed by the insults.

“I’m like, little brothers up to some s**t, like he wants to get some attention for a sec, go for it,” he said of the matter. “But I fully support Jake — whatever drama he wants to stir or create, it really doesn’t bother me. ‘You’re a fake boxer.’ Okay. Let’s box, because Jake is the kid that gets beat up by my sparring partners.”

 

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“I’ve become like rubber sheet metal, dude,” he continued. “In this fight, everyone’s sayin’ a lot of things, and for good reason. I’m fighting Floyd f**king Mayweather! So I’ve literally become immune to every — I’ve heard it all.”

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Jake isn’t the only one unsure of his brother’s chances; even Mike Tyson claimed that Floyd would “beat [Logan’s] f***kin’ ass” when it comes time for their match.

While the odds are certainly against Paul, there’s still a chance that he might surprise his critics and go the distance against his formidable opponent.

Those hoping to see how it pans out can tune into the fight via Fanmio on February 20 as YouTube boxing takes yet another huge leap in the entertainment world.