Know all details and what happened surrounding the controversial live stream video of Ice Poseidon and Sam Pepper, which forced Kick to change guidelines for it’s community
While Kick has gained popularity among streamers and experienced substantial growth since its inception, the livestreaming platform has also faced its fair share of controversial moments. Unlike some competitors like Twitch, Kick maintains somewhat looser content restrictions, which allow for a broader range of content but can also result in more disorder. A recent stream by Ice Poseidon drew attention and raised concerns, even among those who do not regularly use Kick. In response to this incident, the platform has pledged to revise its community guidelines.
What happened to Ice Poseidon and Sam Pepper and controversy explained as Kick live stream video goes viral
There's incredible untapped potential in what live streaming has to offer. We're firm believers that the greatest days of live streaming are yet to come.
With that said, community & public safety cannot be compromised in the process of making "content".
— Kick.com (@KickStreaming) September 24, 2023
Wasn't a "hidden camera" and I got swatted after not arrested. Buck adding to the Twitter cancelation nonsense!!! Figure your shit out twitter it's LEGAL content that even the police wrote off as LEGAL and safe. pic.twitter.com/vCc6MSyCay
— Ice_Poseidon (@REALIcePoseidon) September 24, 2023
Why Kick became the subject of controversy due to Ice Poseidon’s stream?
Lately, Kick’s streamers have frequently made headlines, although not always for positive reasons. Incidents such as Johnny Somali’s arrest in Japan and Adin Ross’ staged interview with a fake Kim Jong Un have contributed to the platform’s reputation for generating controversy. Ice Poseidon, a prominent streamer, has been the focus of media attention multiple times this year. Initially, he faced legal trouble in Thailand related to a lap dance, but he was subsequently released, and charges against him were dropped.
However, he recently became the center of controversy again due to a livestream featuring an escort who was paid $500, sparking extensive discussions within the Kick community. Ice Poseidon clarified that he was not arrested over the incident, contrary to earlier beliefs, but instead experienced a swatting incident. Nonetheless, the decision to livestream an escort, regardless of her awareness of being filmed, has drawn significant criticism toward Kick for allowing such content on its platform.
How Kick community reacted to this incident?
Despite Kick’s promise to revise its community guidelines and implement stricter enforcement measures, many within the community expressed dissatisfaction with the platform’s response, feeling that it was insufficient. Furthermore, while Kick has hinted regarding the upcoming changes, no specific details about these changes or their timeline have been provided. Additionally, some users have criticized Kick’s CEO Eddie for being present in the chat during the controversial livestream.