Twitch officially unbans popular streamer Adin Ross after he was removed from the platform for “hateful slurs or symbols”.
Pull out Streamer Adin Ross has been banned from the platform for over five weeks. In late April, Ross was banned for using “hateful slurs or symbols” in a stream or VOD that was shared out of context or in a harmful way. The ban was confirmed indefinitely, but as Twitch viewers know, “indefinite” rarely lasts particularly long on popular streamers. It should therefore come as no surprise to hear that Adin Ross has been officially unbanned from Twitch.
Automated Twitter accounts that track the status of Twitch streamers confirmed that Adin Ross’s indefinite account ban was officially lifted on Friday, June 3rd. The account has been listed as suspended for approximately 1 month, 1 week and 6 days. Ross left a message on Twitter that read, “It’s time” shortly after it was announced his ban was lifted. He then posted a video on Twitter on Saturday teasing a jump to another platform before confirming he was returning to Twitch.
It was questionable whether Adin Ross would ever return to Twitch, not just because of the ban but because he could potentially switch platforms. Indefinite bans usually imply that Twitch is okay with a streamer never coming back. It’s also true that perpetual bans are often reversed, either because Twitch acknowledges an error regarding the seriousness of the violation, or in response to a collaborative effort between the streamer and their community. It’s not clear why Twitch reversed the ban, but Ross certainly had broad support from his fandom.
Why he decided to return to Twitch is also not clear. The video Ross released made it clear that his friends all believed Twitch was the obvious choice. He had also implied that he was legally affiliated with Twitch in some way in a now-deleted tweet from his alternate Twitter account. Regardless, Ross seems excited to be back on Twitch, with his first stream scheduled for Monday.
It’s the kind of Adin Ross’ ban that caused so much confusion about whether he would come back. The suspected reason for Adin Ross’ ban, as Twitch doesn’t share exact information, is that he allegedly spoke a homophobic slur on a friend’s livestream. The friend insisted it wasn’t Ross who said the insult and Ross never publicly addressed the recording, which has confused matters.
There will certainly be some controversy surrounding Adin Ross’ return to Twitch. Ross has never addressed the alleged homophobic slur that got him banned. He also has several suspensions before. But Ross also has a huge fan base who will be happy he’s back despite his previous suspensions. That is Pull out in short.
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