Sodapoppin Reacts To Pokimane’s Ban

Amiel Rose Andres - January 8, 2022
Sodapoppin Reacts To Pokimane’s Ban

Imane “Pokimane” Anys, one of Twitch’s biggest stars, was recently banned, and Chance “Sodapoppin” Morris recently commented on it.

After reacting to the popular animated TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender on stream, the Queen of Twitch was banned for 48 hours. According to Chance, the ban appears to be the result of the show’s rights holders, not Twitch. 

Sodapoppin provided his two cents on the issue surrounding the platform’s decision to ban Pokimane for 48 hours during a recent World of Warcraft session. He believes that suspending his fellow streamer was not the company’s idea, since it puts them in a lot of legal trouble. He stated; “I don’t think it was Twitch that did it. I don’t think Twitch just banned one person.”

Pokimane’s stream may have gained the attention of the rights holders of Avatar: The Last Airbender, according to Sodapoppin, who then banned the streamer from the platform.

Pokimane’s suspension was not enforced by Twitch, as Sodapoppin previously stated. The suspension would indicate that the platform recognizes that their streamers are reacting to licensed content on stream, which would open up a Pandora’s box of legal difficulties that they don’t want. 

These remarks were reiterated by fellow Twitch streamer Stanz in his reaction to Ludwig’s video about the pandemic spreading on Twitch, with streamers frequently reacting to TV shows. “That is a particular legal strategy.”

Sodapoppin even noted that any DMCA issues could not have resulted in the ban, as it might have been the result of a different issue that fans have yet to notice. To add to the intrigue, the platform rarely provides the true cause for suspensions like these. “Twitch will never tell people the real reason they got banned.”

For the time being, it appears that Pokimane’s comeback stream would have to wait until Monday. They will continue to be in the dark about this scenario unless she reveals the cause for the suspension.

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