After a big gaming streamer's suspension, Twitch community demands answers (update) – Polygon

Two Twitch streamers came into the spotlight this weekend after Twitch suspended their accounts, reigniting questions about how the company doles out punishment.

Trainwrecks, a streamer on Twitch known for playing a number of games, including World of Warcraft, received a five-day suspension following a hateful rant against a community of female streamers on the platform. In the video, Trainwrecks calls out a group of female streamers whom he feels have taken over Twitch, referring to them with pejoratives like “sluts” and accusing them of stealing other streamers’ subscribers.

A Twitch representative told Polygon that the company doesn’t comment on terms of service violations when asked for more details on the terms of Trainwrecks’ suspension. Trainwrecks account was still down at the time of this writing.

Trainwrecks later addressed the situation on Twitter, where he apologized for his rant against women, calling his actions inexcusable.

I’d like to apologize to all those that were negatively affected by my actions, in no way was this content meant to demean, bash, or hate on the entirety of the female community. There are amazing female streamers that provide great content, it was not my intention to discredit them all in any way, and I understand that this content did exactly that, and I am embarrassed.

With all of this being said, I want to reiterate that none of this justifies, or excuses my behavior and actions. I take full responsibility, and I want to apologize to Twitch, Twitch Staff, and most of all to those that I have offended including the entire community.

But after his apology, Trainwrecks retweeted multiple people calling out “bikini streamers” (women whose popularity is based around their looks), before reiterating his misogynistic comments that he made in the video. A couple of days later, another streamer,

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