Twitch streamer ‘Empirrre’ was banned on Twitch after “kissing” a picture of Imane 'Pokimane' Anys’ backside during a broadcast, and has now issued an apology, as well as a plea for his ban to be lifted.
The incident initially took place on Jan 30, when the Australian streamer pulled up an image of Pokimane on his broadcast, rotated his camera around and made it look as if he was kissing it.
When the ever-popular female streamer had heard about it and watched it on stream she just shook her head and moved her camera in turn, blocking the video of him with her hand. Afterward, she laughed it off and many expected that to be the end of it.
However, almost two weeks later on Feb 11, Empirrre released a video and shared it on Twitter, apologizing to Pokimane and Twitch, as well as asking the streaming platform to look at his ban appeal.
“I’ve been on Twitch for four to five years… it’s given me a sense of purpose, but recently I’ve found myself banned,” began the Aussie, before diving right into what had happened.
“So, I made a clip, it was a joke that I set up involving a picture of Pokimane… I put up a picture of her and I kissed her butt. Shortly after I was banned for a day… [but] I went live the next day and was banned indefinitely.”
This video is very awkward and I hated making it because talking to a camera makes me nervous when not streaming but I made a short apology video figured I owed it to everyone @pokimanelol @Twitch @TwitchSupport Please look at my appeal I beg you :( https://t.co/H2CkL1Cnlg
— Empirrre (@Empirrretv) February 11, 2020
He then went on to give a heartfelt apology to everyone involved. “I’m sorry… I’m truly deeply f**king sorry if I have offended anybody. It’s been about seven days since I’ve streamed and I’m feeling it, all I have is streaming.”
“All I wanted to do is make people laugh and now I’m banned… I literally don’t know what to do with myself” he continued, before finishing with a final request for Twitch to look at his ban appeal and one more apology.
Neither Twitch nor Pokimane have responded to Empirrre so far, but fans of the Aussie streamer will be hoping for this to be resolved soon.