We now live in a world where people are no longer allowed to say what they think unless it goes along with the status quo. Twitch streamer HelenaLive has been making waves recently in the Twitch community after she was banned for saying there are only two genders.
In the video, which has been shared on Reddit, Helena can be heard emotionally explaining her side of the story. She said her personal opinion is that there are men and woman and “no in-between.” She argued her belief and nothing more, and because of that she was permabanned from the platform and had her partnership terminated.
Helena said she responded to Twitch, denying that she had said anything offensive. Instead, she claims she supported them!
“I was saying on stream, that I think, biologically, there’s two genders. I think there’s the woman and the man. That’s what biology tells us. I specifically said, it’s ok if a man wants to be a woman, and a woman wants to be a man, you cannot be anything in between. I said I supported the transgender community.”
Reading an email she received from Twitch, she said Twitch stated this is her third strike violating community rules, which she denies.
“The email conversation [with Twitch] starts…’Hey they Helena. Unfortunately, I have been informed about one of your recent actions that has been against our community guidelines. Since this is the third time you’ve been reported for hateful content in the last two months, we will be moving forward with terminating your partnership at this time.’
“Your recent behaviour has proven your lack of understanding of what hateful speech is and how it may affect your community or your channel…Several of your statements have been found offensive towards the transgender community and we won’t tolerate this behaviour.’”
Helena went on to say: “I’m not going to say what I responded [with]. I responded in three emails. It’s a lot. I said a lot of things…
“[In the stream] I was telling everybody that I believe biologically there’s two genders…I think there’s the woman and the man, that’s what biology tells us…there’s no in-between.”
Adding, “I specifically said ‘it’s okay if a man wants to be a woman or a woman wants to be a man, [but] you cannot be anything in between.’ I said I supported the transgender community – I never said I didn’t – They banned me because I said there’s two genders.”
Many are doubtful that this is the true reason for her ban, and instead, it may be a culmination of factors, including the previous warning which Twitch claims they gave her. Twitch has yet to comment on the situation.
What do you think of all of this? If it is true I personally believe in freedom of speech. She said her opinion and that is all, and as far as I knew that was still legal in this country. However, usually in these situations there is usually more than meets the eye.