What a Waste! Twitch Blocks Russian 24/7 Burning Gas Live-Stream Intended to Troll EU
12:53 GMT 21.09.2022 (Updated: 17:18 GMT 22.09.2022)
© Sputnik / Alexey Danichevgas stove
© Sputnik / Alexey Danichev
The troll's cause is not dead though. A copycat Twitch channel already started streaming its own version of the 24/7 burning stove.
You can apparently add "wasting gas" to the long list of things you can't do on Amazon's Twitch – alongside stripping, shouting racial slurs, or playing online casinos. The platform banned a Russian man’s channel in which he ran live-streams of his gas stove burning the precious blue fuel 24/7.
The owner of the channel, which was apparently made to troll European citizens who struggle to pay new high gas and electricity bills, boasted to having to pay only €1.44 per month for the opportunity to burn as much gas as he wanted, alongside a large caption "From Russia With Love". The streamer kept at least one stove on throughout all streams, which started on September 17, and switched on additional three stoves when he was at home.
However, Twitch banned the channel citing violation of its rules, without clarifying which rules were allegedly broken by "russiangas1". The gas-wasting streamer ran songs by various Russian artists, as well as the "Soviet March" from the Red Alert videogame, in the background, making it possible that the channel was struck down for copyright.
But fear not! If for some reason you wanted to witness the careless wasting of natural gas live, you can still do so via the copycat channel "russiangas2". Like the original, the new channel urges watchers to "be kind to each other" and features the "From Russia With Love" caption, accompanied by a Mr. Bean meme. All that while wasting cubic meters of gas.