IRL (in real life) is one of the most popular categories on Twitch, showing streamers as they travel, taste new food, or just hang out and chat with their viewers. Despite its popularity among the community, it has had its fair share of bizarre and unexpected incidents.
One such incident occurred with IRL streamer BeesOnMyHeadTV, who was suddenly shot at and carjacked live on September 14. He later tweeted that he was fine and got out of there safe and sound.
im ok. everyone is ok.
— Jonny Zeta / BeesOnMyHeadTV (@JonnyZetaTV) September 15, 2019
However, Twitch immediately suspended his account, letting the streamer know that he would not be getting it back anytime soon after what thousands of viewers saw.
On September 16, BeesOnMyHeadTV tweeted a screenshot of the suspension notice where Twitch mentions that the ban was intended to protect his privacy.
— Jonny Zeta / BeesOnMyHeadTV (@JonnyZetaTV) September 16, 2019
Fans were furious with the platform’s response to the incident, rallying in support of BeesOnMyHeadTV on Twitter. One posted the following comment:
What the actual fuck?
Try showing tits next time, I hear you just come back to twitch a day later if you show tits
— Bio (@Biodrone11) September 16, 2019
Another person said Twitch had made the right call in suspending the account and removing the VOD of the gunfire incident.
While it does suck that you got banned, Twitch did make the logical decision. They don't want a VOD going around on their site showing some maniac firing a gun off.
They'll probably restore it once you get in contact with them.
— Jimbo (@ihatejimbo) September 16, 2019
BeesOnMyHeadTV can put in a request to Twitch to revert the ban. The platform has lifted indefinite bans in the past for the right reasons. In the meantime, the streamer will just have to wait and keep his fans entertained via Twitter.