Destiny ban

When is Destiny returning from his Twitch suspension?

By Olivia Richman


Mar 28, 2022

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When political content creator Stephen “Destiny” Bonell II was suddenly banned from Twitch, fans immediately wondered what caused the suspension and when he would be back.

Destiny is known for his controversial statements and outspoken opinions, so the suspension itself wasn’t too shocking. But it appeared to come out of nowhere, leaving followers to speculate what caused his streaming account to be taken down.

After Destiny was banned on March 24, the community figured it was due to him tweeting a statement that included the use of a racial slur. The tweet seemed to call out “hypocrites” who were against the use of certain racial epithets but were fine with the use of the word “cracker.”

Will Destiny return to Twitch?

Even though the speculated reason didn’t seem too serious to Destiny’s fans, it wasn’t the streamer’s first time getting banned from Twitch. One of the bans occurred in 2020 when Destiny was accused of “encouraging violence” during the Black Lives Matter protests.

This time, Destiny received an email from Twitch that stated he was banned for supporting a hate crime or advocating for the exclusion of a group of people based on their disability. Destiny said during a YouTube stream that this could be due to his stance on trans women competing in sports with other women.

Destiny is now permanently banned from Twitch. He confirmed the update on Reddit. Fans were frustrated with Twitch’s decision, stating that this negatively impacted the debate scene and the state of political content on the streaming platform.

Destiny may attempt to appeal the ban, but this hasn’t gotten him anywhere in the past. Without Twitch, Destiny may move to YouTube to stream and upload videos there exclusively. World of Warcraft player Asmongold called this a “blessing” for Destiny given that Twitch has shown a willingness to silence Destiny during his more controversial discussions, while YouTube may be willing to provide more leeway.


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