Twitch streamer and YouTube prankster JiDion was recently hit with a 14-day suspension after launching a targeted "hate raid" toward fellow content creator Imane "Pokimane" Anys. However, after being heavily criticised by the Twitch community for his "sexist and misogynist behaviour," the Amazon-owned streaming platform decided to upgrade JiDion's suspension to a permanent ban merely days after being partnered.
JiDion hit with Twitch perma-ban after Pokimane hate raid
On 17th January, JiDion tweeted that his Twitch ban was converted from a 14-day ban to a permanent one, presumably in response to immense pressure from the broader Twitch community regarding his targeted hate raid.
Ban went from 14 days to a perma😔 please use the #twitchfreejidion for me boys❤️— JiDion (@Jidion6) January 16, 2022
The internet star claims he "deserved to get banned" for breaking the Twitch terms of service; however, JiDion believes that Twitch was unfair for perma-banning him.
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In a video uploaded to Twitter, JiDion said, "I'm here to ask Twitch to make [the ban] fair because when Twitch first banned me, I got a 14-day suspension. But, after other people reacted to my ban and voiced their opinion of that not being severe enough, my 14-day suspension went to a perma-ban, which I feel is unfair."
The internet star continued, saying, "I feel that Twitch should keep my 14-day suspension, especially for a first-time offence and not let outside factors determine me being perma-banned."
JiDion admitted that what he did "was wrong" but argued how he is supposed to "do better next time" if he isn't given a second chance to redeem himself.
Furthermore, JiDion said that he learned from his mistake regardless of the outcome in a separate tweet. JiDion also acknowledged fans' support, tweeting, "I learned [about] how much u (sic) guys really love me, and I'll be sure never to lose your guys trust."
At the time of writing, Twitch has not issued a public statement regarding their latest ruling, and despite JiDion's attempt at seeking an appeal, it is unlikely that Twitch will reverse his perma-ban.
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Featured image courtesy of Twitch / JiDion and Pokimane.