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Popular Fortnite streamer Tfue used a racial slur in a stream, then deleted it

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You may know Fortnite pro Turner 'Tfue' Tenney for his legal dispute with Faze clan, with whom he was under contract, or simply because he has almost seven million followers on Twitch. You may also know him for controversies like his two bans from Twitch, including a 30-day ban he received in 2018 for using a racial slur, or the time he was suspended from Fortnite by Epic for account-selling.

Tenney also plays Minecraft on his channel, and during a recent stream he once again used a racial slur, saying in an exaggerated accent, "You guys fucking killed all the villagers, man. Y'all motherfuckers killed them n*****. You can suck my pee-pee, man."

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Twitch has a "three strikes" rule for streamers that results in "an indefinite suspension" for their third infraction of the community guidelines. That includes "any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on the following characteristics", the first of which is "Race, ethnicity, or national origin". Simply using a racial slur isn't necessarily enough to break those guidelines, however, and previously Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins managed to get around them because he'd said a racial slur while rapping.

Tenney was not rapping in this instance, which perhaps explains why he's deleted this particular stream from his videos page.

Thanks, The Verge.

Jody Macgregor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and Playboy.com, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.