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Adin Ross Shocked By Indefinite Twitch Ban

Adin Ross is one of many Twitch streamers who blew up in 2021 thanks in part to his love for streaming "NBA 2K." He also received extra attention from becoming friends with LeBron "Bronny" James Jr., even speaking to LeBron James himself on stream. His unique rise to fame brought many star-studded friendships beyond that. Ross also stands out among his peers as the first Twitch streamer to dedicate 20% of his earnings to charity. Of course, it hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows for the content creator, despite rising to prominence so quickly. In fact, Ross has allegedly received 5 Twitch bans so far, including the latest, which came on April 20.

In a since-deleted tweet from the fateful day (via Dexerto), Ross shared, "I got banned on Twitch, indefinitely. I am not sure what I said though? I'm not sure what I did?" Along with his statement, Ross included screenshots of the official notification from Twitch, which cited "using hateful slurs, hate symbols, or hate group emblems without context or in a harmful manner." Twitch didn't specify any further, and while it noted that the violation occurred during a stream or VOD, it didn't include a particular clip with the intense yet vague notice. As it turns out, there is some ambiguity around whether or not Ross did what he's been accused of.

Did Adin Ross use a homophobic slur?

Though Twitch didn't give Ross or his fans much to go on regarding the reasoning behind the streaming star's indefinite ban, a clip has circulated that may have something to do with it. In a minute-long video from a YourRAGE stream shared on Twitter, one of YourRAGE's guests said a homophobic slur while live – something that seems to fall under Twitch's Hateful Conduct & Harassment policy. While YouRAGE has stated that the voice on the stream belonged to a high school friend and not Adin Ross, many remain suspicious of the situation.

It's impossible to know if or when Twitch will welcome Ross back, and there's no telling for sure whether he used a homophobic slur in the clip in question. Ross has shown support for the LGBTQ+ community before through some of his charitable donations. As reported by Dexerto, he also had a guest on a past stream who used homophobic slurs, which led to one of his bans despite Ross himself not saying anything offensive. Only time will tell what's in store for Ross and how this situation may affect his impressive net worth.