US Navy Twitch Streamer Taunts Trolls, Gets the Boot

US Navy Twitch Streamer Taunts Trolls, Gets the Boot

Not from Twitch, from the Navy.

pocru by pocru on Sep 15, 2020 @ 01:22 AM (Staff Bios)
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If you recall, a few months ago, the US Navy and Army Twitch channel was under fire: first by viewers, who trolled the channels by constantly asking about US war crimes, and then by the law itself, when the channel tried to mute those trolls, which in turn violated the first amendment. Well, in the time since, the US Army and Navy have returned to streaming games (now that the bill that would have shut them down was shot down in Congress), and while they don't ban anyone for asking about war crimes, they still don't really engage with that line of questioning.

At least, they're not supposed to. But not too long ago the US Navy Twitch channel decided they were going to fly directly into the goddamn sun.

See, they were playing Among Us, a new cooperative/competitive game that's been crazy popular on Twitch, and in the first match of the day, two players named themselves "Gamer Word", a common slang term for the N-word, and "Japan 1945", referencing the two atomic bombings that killed over a quarter-million civilians.

Now, any responsible stream would have removed these players from their lobby and not played with them. But Chandler, the streamer who was running the show that night, is not a responsible streamer it seems, and played with them for a long time, earning the ire of their already irate audience, and even taunting them at certain stages of the game.

Unsurprisingly, the US Navy is no longer interested in hosting him.

“We recently had a stream of the game Among Us where three non-Navy affiliated users decided to use extremely inappropriate in-game usernames. We do not condone those usernames and Navy Goats and Glory’s immediate response was not quick or correct. Our streamer should have immediately left the game and refused to play with users who were unapologetically inappropriate. The streamer’s reaction to the situation was unbecoming of a member of our team and he will no longer be streaming as a part of Goats and Glory. Additionally, we are re-evaluating how we vet users allowed to play with us on stream in an effort to ensure that this does not happen again.”


Cool, I guess.

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