Three days after Twitch’s PogChamp experiment began, Omega “CriticalBard” Jones, a partnered Black streamer, took his turn as the face of the global emote. The racist harassment came almost immediately.
Yo @Twitch suggestion for PogChamp: create a database of streamer and/or general faces. Whenever someone types PogChamp, display one of those faces at random. Would give a really nice crowd feel to a chat spamming PogChamp and allow the meaning to be tied to all of us instead.
— Sean Plott (@day9tv) January 7, 2021
Last thing before I actually lay down.
Some dudebros decided to clip a small part of my stream making it seem like I was "being racist towards white folk."
Allow me to post the FULL clip & take from it what you will.
— CRITICAL BARD! ✊🏾 (@CriticalBard) January 11, 2021
Hateful conduct and harassment stand in the way of that ideal, and they have no place on Twitch, social media, or anywhere else.
We’ll continue to take action against those who violate our community guidelines and seek to harm our community and creators.
— Twitch (@Twitch) January 13, 2021