Left-wing Fortnite streamer HasanAbi has received a ban for saying the US “deserved” 9/11 in a now-deleted Twitch stream. | Source: Hasan Piker/Facebook (i), Epic Games (ii). Image Edited by CCN.
By CCN Markets: Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker – a one-time Fortnite streamer with over 120,000 subscribers on Twitch – found himself on the wrong end of the banhammer after he said the US “deserved” 9/11 in a now-deleted stream.
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HasanAbi receives 7-day Twitch ban
According to the Discord channel of the Fortnite streamer – who is probably better known as a host at progressive commentary channel The Young Turks – Twitch banned HasanAbi for seven days.
Data from Twitch Tracker reveals that HasanAbi was once an avid Fortnite streamer, though he hasn’t streamed the game since last summer. Most of his recent streams fall under the “Just Chatting” category.
In his controversial stream on Tuesday, Hasan was reacting to stand-up comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast featuring an interview with Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas who – as a military veteran – defended the US for having military bases in numerous countries.
“This is so insane. America deserved 9/11, dude. F*ck it, I’m saying it. Like we totally brought it upon ourselves dude, holy sh*t. We did, we f*cking did. Look at the way that this dipsh*t is running his f*cking mouth, justifying genocide right now,” Hasan said in reaction to the interview.
Gaming magazine Dot Esports reported that Hasan even joked with getting a Twitch ban in the same stream after a viewer stated that his clip where he said that “America deserved 9/11”