Streamer Kacey “Kaceytron” Caviness has been indefinitely suspended from Twitch for violating its community guidelines.
Caviness reportedly said she would intentionally spread the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to kill “old and poor people”–two populations that are especially vulnerable when it comes to the virus. Caviness was chatting on one of RajjPatel’s streams when asked if she would “kiss someone with coronavirus,” according to PC Gamer.
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She replied by saying she would and that she “would leave quarantine” and try “to spread it as much as possible because the world would be better without old and poor people.”
PC Gamer notes that with over 200,000 cases and 8,000 deaths worldwide, it was likely those specific comments earned her the indefinite suspension.
Caviness has since addressed her comments and the suspension on Twitter, saying that she does not “hold hatred towards the poor or elderly” and that she worries for her parents amid the pandemic as well.
“I’ve always used humor as a coping mechanism, when I said ‘poor and old people are a plague’ it was me letting out my frustration and mocking a system that I have felt like has tossed the poor and elderly aside,” Caviness wrote. “I realize that it was an insensitive joke and that’s not an excuse for it, I accept my punishment. I just hope you all can realize I am human, I’m not infallible, I make mistakes.”
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H/T PC Gamer