Twitch Responds To PogChamp Replacement Backlash, Emphasizes Diversity
Twitch recently took to Twitter to address backlash over the replacement of the PogChamp emote, a decision made following the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building last Wednesday. In the past week, multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have been purging their respective platforms of any accounts and pages that might be linked to the event, including those that they believe might be at risk of inciting further violence. The most prominent example of this was the permanent ban of President Trump’s Twitter account, which was taken offline hours after the riot had concluded. In this case, the PogChamp emote was banned due to tweets sent out by the face of the emote, Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez.More...
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