The hashtag, #twitchblackout is trending on twitter in which people are requesting streamers and the viewers not to use Twitch on June 24, Wednesday. People want the streaming platform to take a note of abuse, racism, sexual harassment, assault, and rape.
In an effort to get @twitch to take note of:
– sexual harassment, assault and rape
Streamers: WITHHOLD FROM STREAMS ON WED 6/24 12am – 11:59pm
We are also asking viewers to not use the platform on this day.
MAKE THEM NOTICE
Use #twitchblackout#twitch pic.twitter.com/vEQbczyiJS
— MindMine (@MindMineTV) June 22, 2020
After analyzing the tweets with this hashtag, one user shared that Twitch should itself ban some offensive words instead of the creators. As per Well_Dangit’s tweet, there are certain inappropriate/racist usernames that should be banned.
We have to manual ban certain words in our channel, instead of Twitch banning all of those certain words in all channels.
Inappropriate/Racist usernames should be removed and banned.
I stand with everything @SirKatelyn says. 100%
No Stream on Wednesday.
— Well_Dangit (@WDangit) June 22, 2020
#twitchblackout Trends on Twitter: Wednesday, 6/24 will be Twitch blackout day
Some people are ready to uninstall the app from their smartphone just to avoid accidental opening of the app.
While some creators on the streaming platform have canceled the scheduled stream for Wednesday to support the movement.
I won’t be streaming on Wednesday to support this cause. #TwitchBlackout #Twitch https://t.co/ctSDRVxGxJ
— ImMartinFoxx (@ImMartinFoxx) June 22, 2020
Other than this few streamers have committed to postponed their Wednesday’s stream to some other day.
iamBrandon said in a tweet, “I plan to not stream on Wednesday for #TwitchBlackOut. If you need to stream, do it. I want to stand by my fellow Twitch coworkers and users.”
Apart from this, some users of Twitch are saying that the creators will suffer if they don’t do the streaming. Seeing this, xoxo Karalee tweeted, “if you wanna hit twitch in the wallet, donate directly to streamers instead of gifting subs/bits. #twitchblackout”.
June 23 Update:
After this hashtag trends on twitter, the Twitch shared this with a tweet,
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 22, 2020
Now, the question is will June 24 still be a Twitch blackout day? Well, people are still signing the petition on change.org for “Call for the CEO of Twitch to take action”. The count is about to reach 1,500 (1:12 pm EDT, June 23).
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