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I like to watch speedrunners. They are usually good people that wants to break records in video-games. One particular guy that I always watch is Calebhart42. Caleb runs Final Fantasy VII, Mega Man series, Mega Man X series, Super Mario RPG and some casual gaming once in a while.

I noticed that since a couple of days ago, he disappeared from Twitch. Then I went to his twitter account and found out what happened.

On last thursday, Caleb went banned from Twitch, having his account suspended for a unannounced period of time. The reason was because, while he was at his regular stream, he accidentally opened a Discord chat window. This window had him using racial slur. He closed the window very quickly, but some people on the chat caught his words.

On his twitter, Caleb posted two videos about what happened, giving his version of the story, apologizing. He also states that he will eventually be back to streaming community.

People at the internet are divided. Even some of his streaming friends are bashing him, while others want to see him back in action as soon as possible.

You can see more here.

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Well, I like Caleb. I watch him since 2013 and to be honest, he always looked like a nice guy. I was shocked when I found out what happened to him, but... I don't know. I enjoy his streams a lot.

I honestly hope he overcomes that.



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Ive seen some Mega Man videos by him. Seems a bit rude to people, but I really don't know if hes joking or not.lol



Its a fucking word. He typed it, he didnt even say it. It was on screen for a few seconds. This is what constitutes a ban these days?



If it's just a temp ban I have no problems with it, words are just sound without context but it's a good example to just reinforce the idea racism is warranted. I do feel sorry for the guy if he used it as tongue and cheek though.



Yerm said:
Its a fucking word. He typed it, he didnt even say it. It was on screen for a few seconds. This is what constitutes a ban these days?

It was broadcasted on stream so yes it's ban worthy as it goes against Twitch's TOS to broadcast such things also typing something and saying it doesn't necessarily change the situation.



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I mean hell, just don't do it. I'm long past being offended by it but man...why?



Thats a gateway slur. It only gets worse, he should be banned from the internet like a sex offender.



I bet he got trolled by his own viewers



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Quick question, if a black person uses the n-word on Twitch, do they get banned?



thismeintiel said:
Quick question, if a black person uses the n-word on Twitch, do they get banned?

No. That's different though.