Twitch denies JiDion’s ban appeal Pokimane hate raid suspension

Olivia Richman • January 20, 2022 2:11 pm

Controversial content creator Jidon “JiDion” Adams may never stream on Twitch again.

After being permanently banned from the streaming platform, JiDion attempted to appeal Twitch’s decision. But the company stuck by its original ruling, stating that his account is “indefinitely suspended.”

“Your account was suspended for harassing another person. We have reviewed your appeal and are denying it. Your account is indefinitely suspended due to repeated or severe Terms of Service or Community Guidelines violations. We do not unsuspend accounts for this level of abuse,” Twitch said in an email.

Ever since Twitch decided to punish JiDion for sending his followers to harass Imane “Pokimane” Anys, he has stopped his sarcastic “trolling” and attempted to express sincere regrets. In response to the rejected appeal, JiDion said “it’s all my fault,” promising to do better.

Why was JiDion banned from Twitch?

JiDion received a ban from Twitch after he sent a hate raid to harass Pokimane in January. The level of harassment that followed led Pokimane to end her stream. JiDion then continued to harass her in other ways, ranging from making sexually inappropriate comments to changing his profile picture one of Pokimane.

His behavior was seen as toxic and misogynistic by the majority of the streaming community. Big name content creators stood up for Pokimane, condemning JiDion for his actions. Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo noted that sexism may have led some to avoid standing up for Pokimane despite the obvious abuse for fear of being called a “simp.”

But not every streamer was on Pokimane’s side.

Ninja appears to support JiDion after Pokimane hate raid

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins came under fire after he appeared to reach out to Twitch to lessen JiDion’s punishment. Pokimane later questioned why Ninja would refer to female streamers as “b——” during a conversation between Ninja and JiDion, which upset Pokimane.

Ninja’s wife threatened to sue Pokimane in response to her husband being questioned, claiming she had lied to tens of thousands of people. Pokimane responded by stating Ninja may have been “joking” about reaching out to Twitch, that she but felt a clip of him referring to women as “b——” should still be shared with everyone.

JiDion has continued to apologize for the hate raid, but it seems that it’s too little too late for Twitch.

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