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IRL Twitch streamer posts proof that he was banned by mistake for months

Popular IRL streamer, Jon Zherka, revealed that his controversial 3-month ban for allegedly clicking on a woman in a bikini was a mistake by Twitch.
Jon Zherka is regarded as one of the most popular IRL streamers on Twitch, with over 165,000 follows to date. On the 20th of March 2021, Jon received a ban from the streaming platform after he showed a “photo of a girl in a bikini on stream for too long”.

After his account was restored just over 3 months later, he revealed that Twitch had simply made a "mistake". Here's what Twitch and the community had to say.

Twitch moderation team apologizes for “mistake” ban

In a recent tweet posted on the 29th of June 2021, Jon attached a copy of the email sent by Twitch. The email revealed that his ban was “due to a mistake on [Twitch’s] part” and that they have since “reversed [the] suspension on [his] account”, adding that they “[apologized] for any inconvenience or confusion this [may] have caused”.

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Twitch email to Jon Zherka (Picture: Twitter / ZherkaOfficial)

It’s clear that his fans were not happy, with one Twitter user commenting, “this happens more and more often these days, and Twitch doesn’t give a f*** that they’re messing with people’s lives”. 

Another user tweeted, “meanwhile you have habitual TOS violators getting 3 days vacations and 2 bans in a month”, referring of course to the Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa and Jenelle “Indiefoxx” Dagres ASMR stints.

Many other fans seemed to resonate with these sentiments and they have a point. Twitch has received criticism for the inconsistency in its moderation after many community members called them out for being “unfair” toward certain streamers. For example, Indiefoxx has been banned a total of six times this year alone (and for far worse reasons) and has never endured a ban longer than 3 days.

Also, having been banned for over 3 months “due to a mistake” is definitely more than just an “inconvenience”. Many streamers rely immensely on their Twitch earnings to make a living and being banned for this long without any kind of financial recourse is definitely not acceptable.

Considering that Amouranth and Indiefoxx received 3-day bans for their provocative ASMR stints, it’s only natural that Jon would be upset - except he’s not. During his suspension, Jon followed in the footsteps of Dr Disrespect and made a move to YouTube but has since returned to streaming on Twitch.

We can only hope that Twitch won’t be dishing out any accidental bans to his channel any time soon.

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