FaZe Kalei Renay disclosed on Twitter today that her Twitch emote KaleiL had been disallowed for being considered disallowed content on Twitch. Specifically, the harmless-looking emote was found to be bullying by the platform.
Kaleis emote was a grayish bear that placed its hand on its head and made an L sign. She presented the emote and Twitch's reasoning to why it is forbidden for her Twitter Followers to see.
lmao pic.twitter.com/RtD7dyicJW i legit hate the internet now lmao pic.twitter.com/RtD7dyicJW
Targeted insults, bullying, and harassing or inciting abuse were banned by Twitch. The L sign on the forehead usually means loser, which is easy to misuse against others. It's most likely why they'd ban it.
This is used in the chat when someone fails to complete a goal or misses a shot. Rather than being mean or offensive, it is simply a representation of what was observed. Many of the most popular games on Twitch include this exact L sign as an action you can perform in games.
Kalei was backed by many streamers who tweeted out their displeasure for the ban.
The reason for the initial complaint might not matter, since many streamers have to deal with false reports from viewers who don't want their content. The emote was eventually sent to Twitch for review, but Twitch found it to be in violation of their rules. Kalei may elect to fight the ban on this emote, but getting a favorable ruling might be difficult.