Twitch streamer apologizes and appeals ban after strange Pokimane clip - Dexerto

Twitch streamer apologizes and appeals ban after strange Pokimane clip

Published: 11/Feb/2020 15:36

by Kamil Malinowski


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.

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Pokimane is the most popular female streamer on Twitch, with almost 4 million followers.

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.”

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.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.