Kai Cenat is an American Twitch streamer and YouTuber.
He is known for his live streams on Twitch and his comedy-based content posted on YouTube.
On February 28, 2023, during a month-long subathon, Cenat became the most-subscribed Twitch streamer of all time, beating the previous record set by fellow streamer Ludwig.
He was named “Streamer of the Year” at the 12th Streamy Awards and the 2023 Streamer Awards.
Cenat has over 5.6 million followers on Twitch and 3.65 million subscribers on YouTube.
He has expressed dissatisfaction with Twitch’s handling of IShowSpeed’s ban, which has prompted him to consider leaving the platform.
Is Kai Cenat leaving Twitch?
Kai is considering leaving Twitch due to the ongoing suspension of fellow content creator IShowSpeed.
The ban has been in place for two years, and Cenat has expressed dissatisfaction with Twitch’s handling of the situation.
While Cenat has not yet left Twitch, he has threatened to do so if IShowSpeed remains banned from using the streaming platform.
It is unclear whether Cenat’s threat to leave Twitch is related to other recent controversies involving the streamer.
Nadeshot, another popular streamer, has reacted to the news of Cenat potentially leaving Twitch.
However, it is not clear what Nadeshot’s opinion is on the matter.
Kai Cenat will be LEAVING Twitch if Speed doesn’t get Unbanned 👀‼️ pic.twitter.com/eTVJAMsXgI
— Speedy Updates (@SpeedUpdates1) August 27, 2023
IShowSpeed was indefinitely banned from Twitch on December 15, 2021, after making offensive and disturbing comments during a guest appearance on Adin Ross’ E-Date Twitch show.
During the show, IShowSpeed asked model Ash Kash a hypothetical question about reproducing in an apocalyptic scenario, which violated Twitch’s community guidelines on sexual assault and content that encourages or promotes it.
As a result, Twitch permanently banned IShowSpeed for “sexual coercion or intimidation”.
The ban on IShowSpeed from Twitch is indefinite, meaning there is no set duration for the suspension.
Twitch stated that access to their services may only be restored upon a successful appeal.
This ban is not the first for IShowSpeed, as he has also faced temporary suspensions on YouTube for violating community guidelines.
The controversy surrounding IShowSpeed’s ban has garnered attention and prompted discussions about Twitch’s handling of the situation.
Twitch’s policy on offensive comments and behavior
Twitch has a strict policy on offensive comments and behavior, both on and off the platform.
The company has expanded its hate and harassment policy to include more kinds of bad behavior that break its rules and could result in a ban from the streaming service.
Twitch has made sexual harassment a separate category and adopted a much lower tolerance for objectifying or harassing behavior.
The company has also specified more kinds of bad behavior that break its rules and could result in a ban from the streaming service.
Twitch’s policies now include serious offenses that could pose a safety threat, even when they happen entirely away from the streaming service.
Those threats include violent extremism, terrorism, threats of mass violence, sexual assault, and ties to known hate groups.
The company will also continue to evaluate off-platform behavior in cases that could pose a safety threat, even when they happen entirely away from the streaming service.
Under Twitch’s community guidelines, streamers should always consider the consequences of their statements and actions of their audiences; sometimes unwanted focus or attention can encourage others.
Twitch has a Safety team that looks at the content of statements or actions to determine whether a behavior is abusive and violates the company’s policies.
Twitch has a zero-tolerance policy for hateful conduct and harassment, and the company takes reports of such behavior seriously.
Twitch has made it clear that it will hold its streamers to a higher standard and will not tolerate any behavior that violates its community guidelines.