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Twitch removes PogChamp emote after face shows support for Capitol takeover

FGC personality Ryan Gutierrez has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump during his time as President of the United States.
Twitch removes PogChamp emote after face shows support for Capitol takeover

Twitch has decided to remove the PogChamp emote, one of the most iconic forms of expressing excitement in the entire streaming and gaming communities, after Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, the face of the emote, tweeted controversial opinions regarding the events that took place at the Washington State Capitol, with Trump supporters inciting riots and breaking into the building to protest Joe Biden's victory in the Presidential elections.

The streaming platform tweeted the following on 6th January: 


"We've made the decision to remove the PogChamp emote following statements from the face of the emote encouraging further violence after what took place in the Capitol today."

Twitch followed up by saying that they want the "spirit" of the Pog face to live, however, they can't "in good conscience continue to enable use of the image."

Furthermore, the company announced they'll be working with the community to come up with a new emote to replace PogChamp in the near future. 

The comments by Gootecks that sparked the decision made by Twitch refferenced the death of a protester after being shot in the chest, calling her a "MAGA Martyr," and that she "gave her life" for her country.

"Will there be civil unrest for the woman who was executed inside the Capitol today or will the #MAGAMartyr die in vain?"

On top of this, Gutierrez decided to share the video of the incident, claiming Twitter is actively censoring the gruesome footage. 

What is PogChamp?

PogChamp removed(Picture: Cross Counter TV)

The famous PogChamp face was made by Gootecks during the outtakes of a video uploaded to his Cross Counter TV YouTube channel in 2010. 

The expression came about after an off-screen camera man almost knocked over the recording equipment. You can watch the video down below.