Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez saw his PogChamp emote almost entirely removed from Twitch after making inflammatory remarks about the recent events on Capitol Hill.
The organization has now decided to make changes to the emote instead of taking it down entirely following a Twitter user's suggestion.
The user suggested making a feature where if someone does happen to use the emote, the entire Twitch community is considered when displayed. To the user, it's a way of changing the meaning from just one person on Twitch to everyone who contributes to the platform. As an example, Unroolie is today's PogChamp emote.
Twitch was originally going to take down the emote entirely
When it became clear that Gootecks supported the actions taken by the mob on Capitol Hill, Twitch reacted quickly, stating that they could not keep the emote.
Twitch did not want to lose the expression that the emote gave and put out a concept for the community to design a new emote and use that instead. Luckily, the community is all about supporting each other, and the new PogChamp emote is going by very well.
Gootecks' remarks regarding Capitol Hill
If the news surrounding PogChamp being removed has affected Gooteck, it has not shown. In the original post that caused the removal, he supported the mob that stormed Capitol Hill. His only tweet since has been a recording of a woman killed during the unrest. If he is aware or even cares, he has not shown it.
The community has taken well to the change in the emote and has been nominating its favorite streamers to take over, even if it is only for 24 hours.Published 09 Jan 2021, 09:56 IST