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A popular Twitch streamer is defending her comments after she says she was taken out of context while discussing “getting men banned” from the platform.
“I wanna know how many men I’ve gotten banned,” Kaylee said. “It’s pretty fucking hilarious. I would like to know how many men I’ve gotten banned in the past year. It has to be like, a good 20 or so.”
The comment quickly resulted in a backlash from some Twitch users who believed Kaylee was banning men without reason. But comments made during the same stream suggest the bans were made in response to harassment.
After explaining that she used an admin in her chat to have accounts banned, Kaylee noted that those being singled out had targeted her “for no reason.”
“I’ll just message the admin I have in my chat all the time,” Kaylee said. “Because I do have an admin in my chat all the time, so you know, it’s pretty easy for me. I’ll do that for you seeing as you wanna talk shit for no reason. No biggie.”
Kaylee commented on the incident on her Twitter account after her video made its way onto Livesteamfail, a subreddit dedicated to funny and controversial moments from live streams.
I made it on lifestream fails. Do I get an award or something for a clip being out of context? Lmk— Kaylee (@kayweeni) May 18, 2019
The gamer also asked her fellow female streamers if they too had received abusive comments on their channels amid the debacle.
“I genuinely have a question. Do other female streamer have random men coming into their steam saying obscene/ rude things constantly?” Kaylee asked. “I feel like I attract these men somehow because they’re everywhere.”
While streamers are allowed to ban anyone from their page’s chat, an outright ban from the entire platform can only happen following a review from Twitch.
The Daily Dot was unable to reach Kaylee for comment at the time of publication.
Mikael Thalen is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.