In a surprising turn of events, Fousey, who recently has been the subject of some controversy that led to a ban being imposed from Twitch, has also announced his decision to join Kick. This move marks a new chapter in his streaming career but also raises questions about his departure from Twitch and the reasons behind his ban.
After his ban from Twitch on 7th August, Fousey took to X (formerly Twitter) to make an unexpected announcement only 24 hours after being banned. Yousef “Fousey Tube” Joins Kick.
Fousey tweeted, “Hello? Is this thing on? Can you hear me @KickStreaming? You said the deal was what? RETWEET if it’s time to join the dark side,” This tweet quickly gained momentum, with speculation building around his move.
The announcement created a lot of hype and left many fans excited, but it also left people curious about the motives for his move. Could it be for more money, or was he just fed up with being treated unfairly?
Hello? Is this thing on?
Can you hear me @KickStreaming ?
You said the deal was what?
— fousey (@fousey) August 8, 2023
Fousey has been banned by Twitch multiple times in recent years. The controversy surrounding his most recent ban focuses on a series of events that have raised concerns regarding his conduct.
One significant incident involves accusations of the streamer abusing a drunk woman at an airport, a situation that became more sensitive when the woman claimed to be a survivor of sex trafficking. This incident resulted in widespread outrage, putting him on Twitch’s radar, which is believed to have resulted in him receiving his first ban.
Within a week after coming back from his first ban, he was suspended again, leaving many people wondering what could be the reason this time. Some speculate that it is because of his offensive language, including the use of the n-word in a clip.
He was also caught driving recklessly while using his phone, and this event was also suggested as a possible reason for violating Twitch’s Terms of Service. As of now, no official reason has been provided by either Fousey or Twitch.
While many people might understandably be upset by some of Fousey’s previous actions, Twitch still hasn’t clearly explained why they banned him.
This isn’t the first time Twitch has been ambiguous, as they’ve done the same with some of their most popular streamers, including PewDiePie.
Fousey’s decision to join Kick opens up new possibilities for his content creation journey, offering him the chance to have a fresh start.
With his followers eagerly awaiting his next steps, they still don’t know whether he will exclusively use Kick or potentially return to Twitch someday.
Before all these controversies, Fousey had established himself as a prominent content creator with a considerable online following.
His achievements on Twitch include a month-long subathon that bagged him over 32K followers, displaying his ability to engage and captivate audiences.
All these accusations and backlash have not sat well with the streamer and, according to him, have impacted his mental health. Despite all these challenges, his following remains loyal and has been a big source of support for Fousey. This shows how powerful online communities can be when they stand by their favorite content creators and, at the same time, remind us about the dark side of online fame.