Kick streamers HeelMike and SweaterGXD banned from Kick following their viral physical fight

HeelMike and SweaterGXD have reportedly been banned on Kick (Images via HeelMike and SweaterGXD/X)
HeelMike and SweaterGXD have reportedly been banned on Kick (Images via HeelMike and SweaterGXD/X)

Kick streamers Michael "HeelMike," Adrian "SweaterGXD," Cuffem, and Citrus have gone viral after they recently got embroiled in a physical fight. It all happened on HeelMike's IRL livestream on October 23, 2023, when he hosted a house party. Tensions rose when Adin Ross' associates Citrus, Cuffem, and SweaterGXD confronted the host's group.

The situation quickly escalated when SweaterGXD punched HeelMike, resulting in a verbal brawl between the two streamer groups. HeelMike later took to Instagram to address the situation and wrote:

"Adin Ross boys jumped me and I still won, and knocked out two of them. Iron Heel Mike, haha, chin on steel."

On October 24, 2023, X user @scubaryan_ claimed that HeelMike and SweaterGXD had been suspended. They attached screenshots of both content creators' channels and wrote:

"After fighting on stream, Kick as officially banned HeelMike and SweaterGXD from their platform."

"Weird high school drama fight content is kind of lame" - Fans react to Kick streamers HeelMike and SweaterGXD's ban from the platform

X user @scubaryan_'s post featuring the Kick streamers' update (Image via X)
X user @scubaryan_'s post featuring the Kick streamers' update (Image via X)

The Kick streamers' ban from the platform has elicited quite a lot of traction, garnering over 291k impressions and hundreds of comments. One fan wondered why SweaterGXD had been suspended:

Netizen inquiring why SweaterGXD got banned from Kick (Image via X)
Netizen inquiring why SweaterGXD got banned from Kick (Image via X)

In response, @Yoboiben10 accused SweaterGXD of instigating the physical altercation:

@Yoboiben10's response to the tweet mentioned above (Image via X)
@Yoboiben10's response to the tweet mentioned above (Image via X)

One community member believed streamers have been "doing too much recently":

Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 1/4 (Image via X)
Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 1/4 (Image via X)

Meanwhile, another netizen claimed that the Kick streamers did not deserve to be banned because they "didn't do anything":

Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 2/4 (Image via X)
Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 2/4 (Image via X)

X user @THOUGHTFVL agreed with the Stake-backed livestreaming platform's decision, commenting:

"Good, this weird high school drama fight content is kind of lame."
Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 3/4 (Image via X)
Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 3/4 (Image via X)

Some of the more pertinent reactions were along these lines:

Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 4/4 (Image via X)
Fans on the social media platform weighing in on the streamers' ban 4/4 (Image via X)

At the time of writing, the following message appears when accessing both HeelMike and SweaterGXD's channels:

"404. Oops, something went wrong. We can't find the page you're looking for."
Error message on Kick when accessing the streamers' channel on October 24, 2023 (Image via Kick)
Error message on Kick when accessing the streamers' channel on October 24, 2023 (Image via Kick)

HeelMike updated the community on X later that day, confirming that he was serving a one-day suspension in the aftermath of the controversy.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh
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