I mean, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to go ahead and call this whole Twitch mess a garbage fire. These people say the worst garbage and get rewarded.
The new iteration of the PogChamp emote on Twitch has received some scrutiny since its inception. The platform was forced to remove the old face of the emote after the originator tweeted some unsavory comments about the storming of the US Capitol. To help the emote live on, Twitch decided to replace the emote’s face with a new community one every 24 hours. This allows for more fan interaction and for other streamers to receive more recognition. However, the emote’s face for Monday, CriticalBard, came under fire when an insensitive clip of him surfaced on social media.
Twitch’s choice to choose CriticalBard as the face of PogChamp was controversial from the start. When the platform announced the news on Twitter, thousands of fans flooded the account’s mentions with past tweets from the streamer.