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Twitch streamer psychiatrist explains why ‘Boomer’ is a terrible insult

Published: 2/Dec/2019 11:38

by Jacob Hale

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A psychiatrist who streams on Twitch has explained why “boomer” is a terrible insult, as his chat started to descend into “ok boomer” meme territory.

The growth of the “ok boomer” meme seemed to come from nowhere, with anyone of a certain age – often, not even members of the baby boomer generation – subject to jokes about their age.

As expected, this has been rife in the gaming community, which is typically younger than most industries, and a number of streamers have been subject to being called a boomer when they don’t perform perfectly.

Twitter: Dr. Alok KanojiaDr. Kanojia, or healthygamer, doesn’t think much of the “ok boomer” meme.

While we know it’s a joke – and sometimes a pretty funny one at that – one streamer has had to explain why boomer is actually not a good insult as his chat started calling him one.

Under the alias healthygamer_gg, Dr. Kanojia is a psychiatrist who graduated from Harvard Medical School and occasionally streams himself chatting to his viewers, friends or fellow streamers about any matter of things. Now, though, he has had to explain why boomer isn’t a good insult.

“Each time you call me a boomer, it lets me absolve myself from responsibility. What’s your excuse for being technologically incompetent? Boomer is like the potion of invincibility. Because anything that happens I can just say I’m a boomer.”

Dr. Kanojia goes on to give examples of when it’s a good excuse. “Oh, I got muted because I’m a boomer and pulled the plug out of my microphone,” he says. “Why does the Discord not work, boomer? Because I’m a f*cking boomer, what did you expect?”

He then went on to talk about gaming and the internet “back in the day”, which likely didn’t do much to slow the boomer comments he was now being inundated with.

It’s unlikely that this will stop Kanojia or his peers from being referred to as a boomer. In fact, it’ll likely entice people, even more, going forward.

Maybe, though, it’s just an attempt at reverse psychology, a desperate bid to make his viewers stop calling him a boomer. He is a well-educated psychiatrist, after all.

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CodeMiko opens up on reason behind her Twitch ban

Published: 24/Jan/2021 1:23 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 1:33

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch V-Tuber sensation CodeMiko was banned from the platform temporarily on January 19. She has since opened up on the reasons behind her suspension, and when she will be returning to streaming.

CodeMiko, who has over 350,000 followers on Twitch, was banned on January 19. It was her third ban in a year, however, it was long enough between her two previous bans in September 2020 to warrant a permanent one.

While speculation was running rampant, Miko has been upgrading her stream for her eventual return in the downtime. However, she has finally opened up on the real reason behind her ban ⁠— and it wasn’t just for saying “simp.”

CodeMiko smiling at the camera during Twitch stream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is returning to Twitch soon after she was banned for leaking private information.

CodeMiko banned for leaking email, not saying “simp”

While early suggestions were the streamer was banned for saying “simp” on broadcast ⁠— the term was officially banned earlier in January ⁠— Miko cleared that up quickly after her ban.

Instead, she was banned for leaking a streamer’s private information, including their full name and email. This doxxing is a breach of terms and service, even if there was no malice. Miko has accepted the ban fully.

“During an interview, a female streamer and I were talking about female harassment online and I asked her what was the worst comment she had ever received. When I saw the email, it was pretty bad and was more like a threat than a comment,” she said.

“From my experience, threats are almost never sent from a user’s actual email address, but throwing up the screenshot got me banned. I only wanted to shine the light on harassment that streamers face and did not mean to violate terms.”

CodeMiko pens Twitch return for February 5

CodeMiko will be returning to Twitch on February 5, 17 days after her suspension started. This likely indicates that she was taken off for 14 days, but is taking an extra break to hype up her return.

She stated she would be returning with some “game-changing new stuff,” including a complete game-show fit out, inviting some of the biggest streamers on Twitch to take part.