Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, a popular streamer on Twitch, was banned from the platform for streaming anime.
As first reported by Polygon, it seems that on Monday evening, Wang was broadcasting Death Note, a famous horror anime — only to be hit with a ban from Twitch. Neither party has publically stated why the ban happened, but most assume it was a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) strike by Viz Media, the license holder for Death Note.
That’s precisely what happened to fellow influencer Imane “Pokimane” Anys on Friday after she streamed episodes of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender on Twitch. However, unlike Anys who’s ban is already up, Wang’s ban appears to be a month-long. At least according to his social media feeds, that is.
welp, looks like i’ll be seeing you guys in a month
— Toast (@DisguisedToast) January 11, 2022
Wang also claims the ban allegedly came swiftly, saying on Twitter, “They really couldn’t have waited 20 more minutes huh,” that same evening.
Many of the details surrounding the ban are still unknown, but right now, it looks like Wang will be off the platform for quite a while.
Twitch Partner “DisguisedToast” (@disguisedtoast) has been banned! https://t.co/Gy5jKfOoMN#twitch #ban #firstban #partner #twitchpartner
— StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) January 11, 2022
According to TwitchTracker, Wang has roughly 2,339,143 followers as of Tuesday, making him close to being one of the biggest streamers on Twitch. So it’s a significant loss for many fans.
Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF.
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