Twitch swiftly rejects Destiny’s permaban appeal amidst new CEO’s leadership – In a surprising turn of events, Twitch swiftly rejected Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnel’s appeal to reverse his permanent ban in what the streamer dubbed “record time.” Destiny, known for his controversial history on the platform, faced an indefinite suspension for “hateful conduct” and had previously lost his partnership in 2020 due to allegations of “encouraging violence.”
With Twitch under the guidance of new CEO Dan Clancy, the platform has opened the door for permabanned streamers to apply for account reinstatement. Destiny, keen to explore this opportunity, promptly submitted his appeal during a Kick stream on November 22. However, the outcome was not in his favor.
Twitch swiftly rejects Destiny’s permaban appeal amidst new CEO’s leadership
Destiny expressed his surprise at the rapid response, noting the revamped appeal system. “It only took an hour to ship me the rejection email,” he revealed during the stream. Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Destiny shared a screenshot of Twitch’s rejection email, emphasizing that he had never experienced such a swift response to an appeal before.
Damn, Twitch’s ban appeal revamp is definitely in place, I’ve never gotten rejected on an appeal so quickly before in my life. (~1 hour) pic.twitter.com/RBu6wCGSky
— Destiny (@TheOmniLiberal) November 21, 2023
The rejection email from Twitch cited a review of Destiny’s case details, ultimately maintaining the permaban. As a result, Destiny will continue his streaming endeavors on Kick, a platform where he has signed a non-exclusive, seven-figure contract.
Destiny’s case is not isolated, as other notable figures like JiDion have also faced recent rejection in their permaban appeals. JiDion expressed frustration with Twitch, accusing the platform of hindering him from spreading his newfound religious beliefs.
The expedited rejection of Destiny’s appeal raises questions about Twitch’s new approach to handling such appeals under the leadership of CEO Dan Clancy. The platform’s stringent stance on permabans continues to be a subject of discussion within the streaming community, with streamers navigating the evolving landscape of content moderation and platform policies.