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Streamer Viperous banned for racial slur releases video to prove she said ‘nerd’

Published: 9/Nov/2019 16:48 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 17:17

by Joe Craven

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Popular streamer ‘Viperous’ has hit back at Twitch after she was banned from the streaming platform on November 8, for the alleged use of a racial slur, claiming she actually said “nerd”.

Viperous is a popular Twitch streamer, well known for her Rainbow Six Siege and Fortnite gameplay, with over 10,000 followers and 1,500 subscribers at the time of her ban. She is also girlfriend of 100 Thieves member Classify, the popular content creator for Nadeshot’s organization. 

Early on November 9, she tweeted that she had been temporarily banned by Twitch, after they alleged she used a racial slur while live. A quick visit to her Twitch channel confirms the news. 

TwitchThe streamer’s channel displays the familiar message.

After noticing her suspension, Viperous took to Twitter to defend herself and explain the situation to her fans. 

“I just got banned on Twitch for a clip of me that went around for literally saying “nerd”,” she said. “I call people who kill me nerd all the time and whatever it sounds like iIsaid, it was literally just nerd.” 

She ends her tweet by asking why she has been banned for something she didn’t do. 

Her boyfriend, The Mob’s Classify, responded to support his girlfriend. He said: “It’s actually so stupid because it’s obvious you said nerd (and anyone who plays with you/watches your stream knows you say it all the time).”

Long-time viewers will know that Viperous does indeed frequent the word “nerd”, particularly when she has been killed by opponents. 

The clip has divided opinion on Reddit, with some arguing it is clear she said “nerd” and it was simply her accent that has led to the confusion. 

Can’t see the clip below on mobile? Click here. 

Twitch has been criticized in the past for mistakenly banning users, and have been known to come down hard on users accused of using hateful language. 

In May of this year, popular LoL streamer PinkWard was banned for using hateful language, but claimed to have used the word “yikers”. 

Similarly, another LoL streamer, this time TFBlade, was banned for a racial slur in April, despite claiming to have said “idiots”. His ban was subsequently upheld, despite being reduced to 7 days. 

As Viperous denies the allegations, it is likely Twitch will look into the matter and revoke their suspension if they find in favor of the streamer. 

Twitch does not comment publicly on bans or suspensions, to respect users’ privacy.

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Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:33

by Isaac McIntyre

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan had “came to [their] room, drunk” and “massaged [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also admitted he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

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Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.