Why was Pokelawls banned on Twitch? Everything we know *UPDATED* - Dexerto

Why was Pokelawls banned on Twitch? Everything we know *UPDATED*

Published: 22/Nov/2019 22:15 Updated: 23/Nov/2019 1:10

by Brent Koepp


Popular Twitch streamer ‘Pokelawls’ received a ban from Twitch on November 22, and he later revealed the surprising reason as to why his channel was suspended.

A big appeal of streaming is the real-time interaction that audiences get with their favorite personalities. The live format, however, has its drawbacks as streamers can’t take back something that is shown on their stream, even if accidental.

Canadian Twitch star ‘pokelawls’ learned that the hard way when he found his account was on the receiving end of a 72-hour ban from the streaming platform, which left fans angry and outraged at the abrupt suspension.

The frequent collaborator and friend of Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel was less than happy with his ban, and took to Twitter to share what exactly it was that got his channel shut down temporarily.

Instagram: @pokelawlsThe popular Twitch streamer found his account banned, after a mishap during one of his streams.

What was Pokelawls banned for?

The streamer confirmed his ban on Twitter on November 22, stating that he had been handed be a three-day suspension, and claimed that it was due to showing nudity during his November 21 broadcast.

“Getting banned on Twitch for 72 hours, some dudes bare ass from the 1980s got shown,” he tweeted, which drew outrage from many of his fans,who argued the streaming platform was unfairly enforcing the rules.

While the Canadian personality didn’t specify what exactly got him banned, he was browsing videos on YouTube with his audience during a previous broadcast, when he briefly watched a music video from the artist ‘The Babe Rainbow’ for their single ‘Broccoli Forest.’

In the beginning of video, there was a scene showing a couple walking into the ocean from a beach, when the camera shows the backside of the man – who also happens to be naked.

Despite the scene being just a second long, it apparently netted his channel a ban.

 YouTube / Flightless RecordsThe music video he watched during his broadcast briefly shows nudity.

While a ban is bad enough, the popular Twitch star also revealed on his Twitter that he is also losing bounties, which are paid sponsorships offered to Twitch partners.

This is a huge deal given this is one of the main outlets that streamers make money off of, as they are able to broadcast games while getting paid by a sponsor.

It remains to be seen if the bounties feature is being removed permanently for pokelawls, as well as whether Twitch had some other issue with his stream.

While it’s not that uncommon for streamers to accidentally show something they don’t intend to during broadcasts, many of his fans feel the ban is harsh given the it was a split second clip that most didn’t even notice initially.

Update November 22, 5:10PM PST: Pokelawls has now been unbanned on Twitch.


AriaSaki explains how Disguised Toast helped her out of a “dark place”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 16:12

by Alice Hearing


Twitch streamer AriaSaki has revealed DisguisedToast helped her when she was “In a very dark place,” in a heartbreaking tweet on his birthday.

Aria is a Twitch streamer and cosplayer known for playing League of Legends. Aria is close friends with Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang, a hugely popular Canadian streamer, YouTuber, and Internet personality of OfflineTV.

Aria shocked fans on November 25, tweeting: “A month ago I was in a very dark place and planned to end it all. Toast reached out to me, talked to me till 6 AM to make sure I was ok.

“[Toast] invited me to OTV for healing and ultimately saved ‘AriaSaki’. You have him to thank for me being here today. HBD Toast.”

Fans left an outpouring of support in response to Aria’s tweet. One person said they were astounded by DisguisedToast’s kindness, writing “stop I’m gonna cry this is so cute toast is such a good guy & I’m glad you’re okay aria!”

The tweet itself has gone viral, amassing more than 170,000 likes and attracting the attention of several other influencers all expressing their concern and expressing their thanks to DisguisedToast.

Fellow streamer Renniesaurus responded, writing “Aria, I’m so glad that Toast was able to help you… I’m happy to have been able to meet you and call me your friend.”

Thankfully, it seems that Aria is now happier, and Disguised Toast has a new level of respect from his fans.