It looks like Twitch’s idea of rotating the PogChamp emote daily after the January 6 scandal didn’t work and led to even bigger problems. Only a week had passed since Ryan Gutierrez’s political statement, and now there are racist issues.
For emotion, the black LGBT streamer Omega Critical Bard Jones was chosen, who is known for writing many racist tweets towards the white population. He supported the BLM movements and tweeted that the lives of whites are not important.
Yesterday, he confirmed this idea by giving a detailed comment during the stream. He is still convinced that the lives of the black population are much more important, because he has nothing but skin color. And if viewers don’t like something, they can simply turn off its broadcast:
The next face of PogChamp emotion will be the streamer and drag queen (don’t google) DEERE. Judging by the mood on reddit and other game resources, this appointment will not be calm:
The PogChamp will change every 24 hours, and Twitch has said they want to showcase and support the diversity of their streamers. The company is observing extremely positive reactions and will thwart any attempts at harassment.
According to players and some streamers, Twitch has turned back inclusivity and completely lost understanding of what users and streamers want.