Last week Twitch shocked viewers by banning Hasan Piker for using the racial slur ‘cr*cker’. The Amazon owned company has a notoriously harsh policy against hate speech and the use of slurs in general. Despite this fact, no one ever expected a term like ‘cr*cker’ to be the center of a Twitch controversy. Since Hasan’s ban multiple streamers such as Vaush have received similar punishments.
“twitch needs to stop capitulating to white supremacists and those doing white identity politics, you are making the platform a worse place overall. #FreeDEO” – @hasanthehun
Hasan eventually returned today to Twitch. It will be interesting to see in the coming hours if Twitch bends to the pressure or continues to uphold their terms of service.
“Entire timeline filled with twitch racism debate. Idk let’s just agree not to be racist no matter what. S***s cringe and unbased. If your a racist your parents are probably siblings anyways lmao” – @someordinarygamers
Hasan Piker is a polarizing figure and one of Twitch’s largest streamers. However Twitch addresses Hasan will affect this policy’s enforcement for the foreseeable future, regardless of where people stand on the individual issue.