TWITCH has permanently banned Jidion following his first verified stream.
He is said to have launched a “hate raid” on Pokimane’s stream on January 12.
Why did Jidion get banned on Twitch?
Jidon ‘Jidion’ Adams encouraged his chat to flock to Pokimane’s Twitch stream, saying “everybody say L + Ratio” in her chat.
After realising she was the victim of a hate raid, Pokimane noted that what Jidion was doing was likely against Twitch’s TOS (terms of service).
“It’s embarrassing, and if you get banned I’m not even gonna be sad.
“I’m not gonna apologise. You did that sh*t to yourself, bro.”
It wasn’t just Pokimane being harassed — her viewers were targeted by Jidion’s chat as well using Twitch Whispers’ one-on-one DM feature.
She ended up cutting her stream short due to the prolonged barrage from Jidion’s chat.
“I think I’m gonna end stream. Because as much as I can deal with this, I don’t like that people from his stream are whispering people on my stream.
“I’ll put up with the bullsh*t, but I don’t want you guys to put up with bullsh*t.”
Jidion is a popular YouTube star with more than 3million followers but also recently began to stream on Twitch.
Jidion was initially banned for 14 days on January 13 but he has revealed this was later changed to a permanent ban.
What has Jidion said?
Initially he accepted the 14 day ban and took responsibility for breaking of the terms of service.
He insisted though his attack had nothing to do with her gender, saying: “My dislike for her has nothing to do with her gender, but her as a person!”
Jidion though has claimed the permanent ban wasn’t fair.
“I’m not here to talk about why I got banned because I deserved to get banned,” he said. “It is what it is. I broke the terms of service. But what I am here to talk about is that I’m here to ask Twitch to make it fair.”
“I feel Twitch should keep my 14-day suspension, especially for a first-time offense, and not let outside factors determine [it]. What I did was wrong. But how am I supposed to do better the next time if I never get a next time?”
He took to Twitter to ask his followers to use the hashtag #twitchfreejidion to help get the decision reversed.