Twitch Bans PogChamp Emote as Member Posts Controversial Tweet About US Capitol Unrest

If you have had any media playing in your life, you’d know what’s going on in the US Capitol, Washington DC. The riots are completely out of control. There is havoc everywhere as protestors destroy the landmark and are a menace to the idea of democracy. Meanwhile, as with all ideas, people on Twitter have different views on the matter as well. Now, Twitch has become a serious community, especially during the lockdown. The company recently tweeted this statement which came out as a shocker for everyone out there.

Now, for a little context, PogChamp emote is perhaps one of the oldest and most famous ones on Twitch to date. The community are called “poggers” and they continue to make the mark on this digital heritage. The company decided to ban the emote after a member, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez decided to make some controversial tweets. Now, while we do not want to post the actual tweets here, it is important to add what happened. The person in question posted whether more of these protests would take place after the news of a woman getting shot at the Capitol came out.

The Twitch tweet added that while the emote carried great significance, hyping up everything important on Twitch, they could seriously not let this continue. the decision to ban this would be permanent. Although they claim, they would work to form another platform where people can indulge in similar activities. This was added in the following tweet.

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