A streamer was banned by Twitch after repeatedly using racial slurs during his broadcast, and his suspension was leveled at perhaps the most ironic moment possible.
While there may be a lot of confusion right now regarding Twitch’s moderation process, an offense that’s almost guaranteed to earn a suspension is using racially-charged language on stream.
The latest streamer to be taught this lesson is ‘newblue22’ – and the timing of his ban couldn’t have been better.
His offense occurred during a chatting session with his audience during a October 9 broadcast, when he repeatedly said the ‘N-word’ and made stereotypical generalizations about “Korean gamers.”
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He refuted accusations that he was being a racist, claiming that his intentions in using such language were not racially motivated, and seemed very nonchalant when told he would likely be getting banned.
“Twitch? Who cares?” he said, calm as ever. “‘You’re gone?’ Who cares? I don’t care.”
Unsurprisingly, his suspension followed not long later – and the timing of it was actually perfect, seeing as how it occurred just as he was reporting someone in Overwatch for using offensive language.
“Look at how mad this guy is,” he said, laughing. “I’ll report him! You know what’s funny, he can actually get banned for abusive chat for this! Whoever watching right not that thinks I won’t be successful with this, this is literally a lesson.”
However, before he could finish his little spiel, the stream stopped playing, and a message appeared in the chat box warning viewers that the channel had been “suspended.”
The sequence was recorded and posted by Reddit user ‘jesus_christ343,’ who also edited the video to give it some comic relief.
As far as Twitch bans go, this probably couldn’t have been timed any better, which incited speculation if someone on staff had decided to pull this off intentionally.
Regardless, it’s highly likely that this streamer probably won’t be heard from ever again, and not just because of his violations, but also how he made it abundantly clear that he didn’t care about his future on the platform.