Twitch Accidentally Broadcast Hardcore Porn On Their Biggest Streamer's Channel
In August 2019, streaming superstar Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced that he was taking his talents from Twitch to Mixer, a rival platform owned by Microsoft whose biggest claim to fame was its roster of big-name stars like, um ... Ninja. While it was clearly a great business move for Ninja and Mixer, it left Twitch with a massive problem. He was one of their most popular streamers, with approximately 14 million followers. If they didn't figure out a way to stem the bleeding, they'd have no option but to start selling Dr. Disrespect's bathwater to make up the shortfall, which is no life for anyone.
One solution was to convert Ninja's abandoned channel page into a switchboard that promoted other, lesser streamers to the masses still flocking to it. This proved to be a not-terrible idea, and they even included a little Mario joke about how Ninja was "in another castle" to show how definitely not-mad they were about the whole thing.
TwitchWeird how Peach is pointing directly at Luigi's dick. Oh well, that probably isn't prophetic or anything ...
Things were good ... until the page starting promoting out-and-out (and in-and-out) porn. Between three and five minutes later, the internet was up in arms over this filthy, filthy carnival of flesh, and Twitch soon pulled down not only the offending channel, but also the entire page, replacing it with a repository of Ninja's old videos. Twitch's CEO also took to Twitter to apologize to Ninja directly, while Ninja later released a video apologizing to his fanbase for the "disgusting" display.
Not to be outdone, Twitch apologized (again) for our horrible human bodies, and vowed to investigate how this feed was allowed to broadcast for so long without being picked up by the site's content filter. That last one's especially weird, given how Twitch can't stop bringing the "sexual content" banhammer down on everyone from women wearing gym clothes to SpongeBob. As for Ninja and Mixer, things are going swimmingly, thank you for asking.
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