On May 8, the beloved YouTube content creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, was unexpectedly banned from his Twitch channel, Infinite Stream. The reason for the ban has yet to be revealed, leaving fans and critics alike to speculate on the matter.
It’s important to note that PewDiePie is not primarily a Twitch streamer, and his return to the platform in March was unexpected. Many fans even thought his account had been hacked when old content, such as full episodes of Trailer Park Boys, were being restreamed. It was later discovered that CoPilotMedia had taken over the channel and was responsible for the rebroadcasts.
Since then, PewDiePie’s Twitch channel has been removed, and his account now displays a message stating that it is temporarily unavailable due to a violation of Twitch’s community guidelines or terms of service. Whether this ban is temporary or permanent remains unclear, and it seems unlikely that PewDiePie will prioritize fixing the situation on Twitch since he’s currently focused on his YouTube content and preparing for the arrival of his first child with his wife Marzia.
Throughout the pregnancy, the couple has intermittently shared updates on social media, making them one of the most popular married pairs on the internet.
However, PewDiePie has a history of making controversial remarks, leading to several past controversies, including being dropped by Disney and YouTube in 2017 due to anti-Semitic content in his videos. While he later apologized, he faced criticism for other incidents as well.
The ban from Twitch has caused a stir among PewDiePie’s fans, with some defending him and others feeling that the ban was justified. With over 110 million subscribers on YouTube, his influence on the platform is undeniable, and his videos have garnered billions of views, leading to several trends and memes.
Although the exact reason for the Twitch ban is unknown, it’s clear that the incident has sparked curiosity among his followers and detractors alike. As more information becomes available, it will be interesting to see how the situation develops and how PewDiePie responds to it.