JiDion Gets Permanent Ban from Twitch after Raiding Pokimane’s Stream
Popular Youtuber Jidon “JiDion” Adams recently joined Twitch and streamed regularly.
His hard work paid off, and he became a verified member on January 11.
But two days later, he received a 14-day ban after launching a “hate raid” on Pokimane’s January 12 stream.
After receiving the ban, the streamer accepted the consequences and issued an apology, but insisted that he did not like her.
Unfortunately for him, Twitch upgraded the two-week ban to a permanent one after that.
Since then, JiDion has spoken up claiming that the permanent ban “wasn’t fair” and that the initial ban was justified.
He took to Twitter and explained why.
JiDion, after receiving a permanent ban for carrying out a hate raid on Pokimane's stream, explains his reasoning. (Source:Twitter)
The streamer noted that Twitch changed their decision after pressure from the community, who claimed that the consequence wasn’t severe enough.
And this was what he found unfair.
“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?”
Twitch hasn’t responded yet, but he promised that he would do better if he got a second chance.
How JiDion’s Ban Came About
It all started on January 12, when Twitch streamer Imane “Pokimane” Anys was streaming Valorant with fellow streamers when she noticed something unusual.
A group of viewers in her chat was spamming the message “L + RATIO.”
At first, she thought it was the bots.
But then the chat spammers revealed that they were instructed to carry out the hate raid by the African American streamer.
The famous female streamer had no choice but to end her stream midway.
“Who is JiDion? Sent people to my stream to spam. That’s embarrassing, if you get banned I’m not gonna be sad,” Pokimane exclaimed.
Besides the chat spam, Poki's fans also reported being harassed by the streamer’s fans in their whispers.
After that, Twitch de-platformed the cheeky streamer for not following the community guidelines that protect streamers from targeted harassment like the hate raid.
JiDion Provoked Pokimane Further
Poki’s fans thought he would have learned his lesson and cease his attempts. But that was far from the case.
He accepted the consequences and apologized, but made the situation worse.
The streamer expressed his hate for the female streamer but clarified it had nothing to do with her gender, but rather her as a person.
“I’m not like these other YouTubers imma defend myself when someone lies on me!!!” said the YouTuber.
He also changed his Twitter profile picture to an infamous image of Pokimane with no make-up.
The no-makeup picture had made rounds on the internet a few years ago, which resulted in the streamer being harassed.
She also received misogynistic comments.
But after the photo, the African American released a video of a live stream in which he told fans about how much he admired Pokimane.
The statement contradicted his previous behavior.
After JiDion’s stunts, other streamers joined forces, and according to the YouTuber, it ultimately shaped Twitch’s permanent ban.