Twitch star Adin Ross’s controversial move to Kick has ended in a permanent ban from the platform, sparking outrage among his millions of followers.
A Twitch insider revealed that Adin Ross was banned for “engaging with a hateful group” after platforming controversial right-wing political pundit Nick Fuentes on his Kick stream. The incident highlights the platform’s off-service conduct policy, which allows for penalties, including indefinite suspension of accounts, for serious offenses done either offline or on other internet services.
Controversial Twitch star Adin Ross has been permanently banned from the platform following his decision to move to rival streaming platform Kick. Ross, who has over seven million followers on Twitch, made the move to Kick after a Twitch staff member allegedly threatened to remove his partnership and demonetize his channel for his political views. He announced his move in a parody of LeBron James’ infamous ‘The Decision’ TV special, which went viral and garnered attention from fans and critics alike.
Ross’s move to Kick has been fraught with controversy. He was recently criticized for a clip in which a friend used racial slurs during a stream, leading to backlash and criticism of Ross. He defended his friend’s use of slurs, saying that his friend was black and that people were looking for reasons to bring him down.
Moreover, Ross’s recklessness on Kick may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. He briefly pulled up graphic adult content in front of tens of thousands of fans, drawing the ire of fellow Twitch star Tyler Faraz ‘TrainwrecksTV’ Niknam, who warned that Ross would be permanently banned if he broke the platform’s terms of service again.
However, according to a source inside Twitch, the ban was the result of Ross platforming controversial right-wing political pundit Nick Fuentes on his Kick stream. Ross called Fuentes and asked him about a “planned holiday to hate on Jews,” leading to accusations of anti-Semitism. Twitch’s off-service conduct policy allows for penalties, including indefinite suspension of accounts, for serious offenses done either offline or on other internet services. The insider stated that Ross was banned for “engaging with a hateful group” when he called Fuentes.
Ross’s ban has sparked outrage among his fans, who have expressed their disappointment and frustration on social media. The incident highlights the ongoing challenges and controversies surrounding the streaming industry, as creators navigate issues of free speech and responsibility in a rapidly evolving landscape.