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Twitch streamer Jenna apologizes for racist and homophobic messages

Published: 14/Jan/2020 12:17 Updated: 14/Jan/2020 12:20

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch personality Jenna has responded and apologized after a series of old messages containing racist and homophobic slurs from her Discord channel were screenshotted and shared on Reddit.

The messages were posted to r/LiveStreamfail, a subreddit community of over 600,000 users, but the post gained such notoriety that it reached the main homepage of Reddit, r/All.

Over 30 screenshots were included in the post made on January 13, as her Discord messages were searched, ranging from 2016 to 2019.

The chat logs were posted to Reddit on January 13, where they quickly went viral.

The messages include the use of the n-word, as well as frequent use of homophobic, anti-semitic and ableist slurs.

In her January 14 livestream, Jenna read through the posts, and initially appeared shocked, before responding to the screenshots and allegations.

“I feel terrible. I’m a f**k up,” she began, “but I already knew I was a f**k up, so… I’m sh**ty. […] I’m not going to lie guys, I don’t remember doing any of this, it’s not how I feel. And if I lose my partnership for it, I deserve it.

After some viewers argued that she hadn’t given a proper apology, Jenna said “I’m sorry for hurting anyone’s feelings, you’re right. I’m sorry that I’m a f**k up, and I’m sorry that I’m a stupid girl and I’m sorry that I make mistakes.”

Although Jenna herself has considered that she could lose her Twitch partnership as a result of the old messages, the platform’s stance in this situation is unclear.

The messages were made outwith Twitch itself, and although the community guidelines do state that they “may take action against users for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off Twitch services,”, it is only for such actions directed at Twitch users.

One of Jenna’s comments did directly address another streamer, ‘Justfoxii’. Linking her stream, Jenna wrote “how can she be comfortable with that much makeup,” and “bringing something to the Twitch platform besides her curveless body?”

This latest controversy comes less than a week following accusations that Jenna had mistreated a previous partner, which she also responded to on stream.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.