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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


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.


TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing


Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

Quenlin Blackwell and Addison Rae Instagram
Instagram: QuenBlackwell
Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.