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Fortnite pro Clix sparks movement on Twitter after being handed permanent ban on Twitch

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Clix's fans are not letting up anytime soon (Image via Sportskeeda)
Amitesh Dhar
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Modified 15 Feb 2021
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Cody "Clix" Conrad received the perma-ban hammer from Twitch a few hours back for accidentally showing a picture titled "Rons a**" on live stream.

Although the 16-year-old deleted the VOD and ended the live stream within moments of the incident, Twitch banned him for good.

Seeing Clix's suspension, his followers started a new trend called #freeclix on Twitter, and within a short span, it began trending on the microblogging platform.

Image via Twitter
Image via Twitter

Clix banned on Twitter, followers start new movement

Almost everyone on the internet who's aware of the streaming community has been supporting Clix.

They believe that he wasn't wrong and that accidents happen. The kind of treatment that the teenager Clix received was harsher than he deserved. Most feel it wasn't a punishable offense.

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Fans have pointed out the alleged double standards that Twitch seems to follow at this point. The internet believes that the streaming platform is biased towards women.

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This isn't the first time the internet has questioned the integrity of the Amazon-owned platform.

Twitch's delayed action when it came to streamers like Natalia "Alinity" Mogollon is the reason why people are asking such questions now.

The #freeclix movement, which started on Twitter right after Clix got banned, has garnered a lot of traction in the past few hours, and a good number of people are talking about it.

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Given the way things are going, Twitch will probably reverse the ban. The outrage in the community is huge and could, in all probability, be detrimental to the platform as a brand.

Fans and internet personalities have already started asking if Clix was considering switching to Facebook Gaming.

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Another user pointed out that he wished Mixer was still around after seeing the treatment meted out to Clix.

Fans and followers have already started making memes on the incident after seeing Clix banned from the platform.

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From all the reactions seen on Twitter, it's evident that the community feels that Twitch was at fault for handing Clix a ban.

And keeping in mind the support that's pouring in for the teenager, the company might as well consider reversing the suspension unless it wants its brand name to get tarnished.

Published 15 Feb 2021, 17:12 IST
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