LadyHope Banned From Twitch For Reading Hate Mail From xQc Fans
The Grand Theft Auto Role Play NoPixel server is just as a mouthful to say as it is action-packed. A huge variety of streamers have collated on the server, playing out their various roles, relationships, and responsibilities, and even dabbling in their fair share of drama.
As the largest streamer on Twitch, many thousands of viewers tune into Felix "xQc" Lengyel's stream on a daily, to see what antics the former Overwatch professional is up to. Whether it is bank heists, serving prison sentences, or going rogue on the police, xQc's role-play shenanigans are more than entertaining. However, this is not without trouble.
The streamer has been banned from the server on four separate occasions and has now landed another streamer in a spot of bother, somewhat unintentionally.
Emma “LadyHope” Guyan was banned from Twitch after xQc stans hopped into her chat to filter harassment through to her, as a result of the in-game arrest made by her character Officer Lily Pond to Lengyel's.
Why Was LadyHope Banned?
As the streamers butted heads in typical xQc fashion, it was the chat hoppers who were the underlying issue. After recently condemning Twitch users who 'chat hop', Lengyel's fans have seemingly thrown caution to the wind and sent LadyHope a range of hurtful messages and emails.
Whilst reading one out loud on her stream, LadyHope was clipped, and subsequently banned for the language used.
Taking to a Twitlonger, she said: "I got suspended for reading out a hate speech email that was emailed and aimed at me. Due to reading this out, and the clip that was taken out of context, I was suspended due to 'Violent Hate Speech'."
Clearing any confusion, and with a sprinkle of sass, she added "Yes, you read that right. My channel was suspended because of Violent Hate Speech from a viewer towards MYSELF."
Within the game, xQc felt that his imprisonment was unjust, as the police had no proof that he had done anything wrong - despite being the guilty party. This led to an outpour of fans taking to unmerited means to have the sentence overturned.
Twitch's Response to LadyHope's Ban
Despite being banned, LadyHope insisted that she was working with Twitch to sort out the problem. Inside the Twitlonger, she said: "I've of course appealed this but to be even banned like this in the first place is devastating, and I won't lie I've been a wreck all morning. My mental health is in the ground."
However, within just a few hours she had updated her fans, quoting the Twitlonger and announcing "Twitch issued me an apology and said the account was suspended due to a mistake on their part."
Even though the ban was overturned, LadyHope did leave a lasting message for her own supporters and any other readers filtering over. To end her views on the situation, she said "Now I'll say this clear as day to any viewers "DO NOT HOP AND SPREAD HATE DUE TO THIS". It's no one's fault, and it's something I'm working to resolve."
The world would be an easier place if people heard, and listened, to LadyHope's message.
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