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Twitch streamer Erobb calls out “loser” Reddit moderator after being banned

Published: 7/Jul/2019 23:50 Updated: 7/Jul/2019 23:52

by Virginia Glaze

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By now, just about anyone who browses the web knows about Reddit’s “Roast Me” subreddit, a forum where users post selfies holding up a piece of paper that reads “Roast Me” – voluntarily opening themselves up to any and all criticisms about their appearance, which can result in some hilarious comments.

However, not just anyone can post on the page without consequence, as popular Twitch streamer ‘Erobb’ unfortunately found out after submitting his very own “Roast Me” selfie to the subreddit.

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The thread for his selfie was quickly deleted and all commenters banned by a moderator, as the post was never approved before being shared across Erobb’s fanbase, with the moderator speculating that the wave of comments underneath the post were either a “spambot attack or brigade.”

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“…either answer means the same thing,” the post read. “Bans for the lot of you. Peace out.”

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Of course, Erobb wasn’t pleased with this development, speaking out against the bans in humorous tirade during a July 7 Twitch stream.

“What a loser,” he said of the matter. “This guy probably feels so goddamn powerful. He’s a moderator on a subreddit. He doesn’t get paid to do this. He’s doing this for free. …he probably felt so goddamn alpha when he typed ‘Peace out.’ Look at me, I’m the mod of a subreddit. Fucking loser.”

Despite the seemingly harsh punishment of bans for all participants in the thread, some commenters argued that the moderator might have been unaware of Erobb’s Twitch presence, which would have accounted for the multitude of comments on the photo.

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Reddit commenters were quick to point out that Erobb’s brigading may have been banworthy.
https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/cacb6z/erobb_speaks_out_against_a_reddit_mod_after_they/

“I can’t blame the guy too much if he’s not used to Twitch,” one commenter wrote of the scandal. “…As someone who watches Twitch, I could entertain the idea that maybe they’re viewers. But if the guy doesn’t watch Twitch, that would scream spambot/brigade, the latter of which is against Reddit’s site-wide rules.”

However, others noted that linking a post before approval is, indeed, brigading, and therefore deserving of a ban.

Erobb is a popular face on Twitch, boasting over 143,000 followers on the platform as of July 7 – an audience that ultimately saw him banned from r/roastme, for good.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.