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Hasan Piker banned on Twitch for ‘anti-white racism’ after saying ‘cracker’

STREAMER Hasan Piker has been banned from Twitch after he allegedly used the word “cracker” during one of his streams.

The ban starts on Monday and is the third famous streamer has been kicked off the streaming platform.

Hasan Piker has been banned on Twitch for the third time following controversial comments Credit: Twitter

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Hasan Piker has been banned on Twitch for the third time following controversial comments Credit: Twitter

While Twitch hasn’t made it clear why they’re banning political commentators, many people, including Piker, himself, is claiming it’s because of his controversial choice of words.

“Yes. It’s what you think it is. Anti-white racism for using the term ‘cracker’,” Piker, who quickly turned to YouTube and Twitter after the ban, tweeted.

The 30-year-old content creator, who is also the curator of HasanAbi, is no stranger to this particular controversy.

Piker has been involved in a number of lengthy public debates in the past, with some of his viewers deeming “cracker” to be a hateful slur.

Piker responded to a viewer’s comment: “Realize that the person who is calling you a disruptor is literally powerless.

“They’re doing it like someone who’s been historically oppressed, blowing away water. You could say it’s baby action or whatever F***, but it’s reality.” , he added.

According to Twitch’s guidelines, the platform does not allow “hateful conduct” under its harassment rules.

“Harassment becomes hateful conduct when it is directed at an individual(s) on the basis of a protected characteristic(s),” Twitch states in Community guide.

Piker, who mentioned on his Twitter account that he “probably” never used the word “cracker” before this weekend, boasts an impressive 1.6 million followers on Twitch and over 50,000 subscribers.

It remains to be seen how the latest ban will affect creator accounts and followers.

The popular streaming service says it has a zero-tolerance harassment policy.

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The popular streaming service says it has a zero-tolerance harassment policy.Credit: Getty
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Caroline Bleakley

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