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Twitch sparks outrage after Onision is quietly unbanned

Published: 11/Oct/2020 21:59 Updated: 11/Oct/2020 22:14

by Charlotte Colombo

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Fans have gone into uproar after Twitch have seemingly quietly restored the account of disgraced YouTuber ‘Onision,’ nearly a year after troubling allegations began to surface about him.

Gregory ‘Onision’ Jackson originally had his Twitch account banned in January of this year, despite only streaming for less than two weeks. The streams on this account date back as far as seven months ago, which would’ve meant he started this account in March.

However, the fact that this account is ‘verified’ and is often promoted by his official Twitter account suggests that this is indeed an account that is not only ran by Jackson, but is also recognized by Twitch as such.

Twitch: Onision
Onision’s Twitch account is shown to be ‘verified’, which confirms that it is ran by Greg Jackson.

The account currently only has 9,454 followers, which is marginal compared to the 29,000 followers he had on the platform prior to his ban. However, the content is mostly the same.

The majority of Jackson’s streams are in the ‘Just Chatting’ section, with his average audience being between 30-40 viewers according to statistics by SullyGnome. These stats also show that while Jackson was posting sporadically throughout spring and summer, he has been streaming nearly every day since August.

Unsurprisingly, fans are disgusted by the news and are demanding that Twitch take action.

Twitter user Vio highlighted the news in a Twitter thread that received 1.4k retweets and 17.7 likes. They expressed their disbelief that Onision was not only allowed back on the platform, but had presumably had his status of ‘Partner’ reinstated.

“I don’t believe for a second that they didn’t/don’t know his f***ed up history, which includes GR*OMING SEVERAL MINORS,” they despaired in a Tweet that got 114 Retweets and 3.8k Likes.

When someone is a Partner on Twitch, this means that they have the potential to make money on the platform through content creation.

Other fans on Twitter agreed that this was unacceptable, with one user saying: “It seems like Twitch needs new employees. The men get away with being p*dos and women get perma banned for not much. It’s interesting and it really shows what they want this platform to be soon, dead.”

What happened with Onision?

A range of disturbing allegations about Jackson emerged in the autumn of last year. Along with video also resurfacing of his alleged abusive behavior towards former fiancé Shiloh Hogansen – where he is filmed saying “No one will ever know how much I abuse you” – a series of young girls also came forward with allegations of grooming against him and his then-spouse Kai Anderson.

YouTube: Chris Hansen
Shiloh was interviewed by investigative journalist Chris Hansen about her experiences.

Things escalated further when Chris Hansen announced in late October 2019 that he would be collaborating with the FBI on an investigation into Jackson’s behavior, with him interviewing his ex Shiloh as well as two of the young girls who accused him of grooming and manipulation: Billie Dawn Webb and Sarah.

YouTube: Chris Hansen
Hansen also interviewed Billie – who alleges to have witnessed Onision and Kai abusing other girls.

Webb later had her phone number posted online by Jackson in a presumable retaliation against her speaking out. This led to him being banned by Patreon in November for doxxing.

He also lost half a million subscribers on YouTube during this time, with his subscriber count depleting from over 2 million to 1.5 million.

At the time of writing, Twitch haven’t spoken publicly about their decision to allow Jackson back onto their platform. We will update you when we know more.

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KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.