On August 21, 2020, YouTuber popular YouTuber Leafyishere’s account was terminated due to violations of the platform’s terms and service including harassment and bullying.
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According to a tweet Keemstar at DramaAlert Leafy’s channel was terminated with the message “multiple severe violations of YouTube’s policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully or threaten.”
In recent weeks, Leafy had uploaded a series of videos about Twitch star Pokimane . In the videos, he alleged that Pokimane had videos deleted from YouTube when they criticized her and claimed that she had a boyfriend that she was hiding from her Twitch subscribers.
Hours before the ban from Youtube, Leafy tweeted about Pokimane.
“I still don’t get why the t3 subs are angry,” he wrote. “If pokimane breaks up with her boyfriend because of all this then shouldn’t they be thanking me?”
Leafy is not new to controversy days before his account was deleted, Leafy was criticized by a number of streamers and content creators including Hasan “HasanAbi” Piker, who said that Leafy was part of a group of YouTubers who make one or two videos a week maximum and then make a lot of money on Patreon.
He was referring to the parts of Pokimane’s streams where she would react to other people’s videos while eating her meals, which Leafy called out multiple times in his content about her in the past few weeks.
He targeted her tier-3 subs, saying that they were donating to her and supporting her in hopes that she would notice them. He said in his first video “she has a boyfriend,” and he later tweeted about the situation as well. The term “Pokimane Boyfriend” even trended on Twitter following his first video in the series.
Pokimane responded by saying:
“I personally made the decision seven years ago… that I don’t want my personal life to be part of my content,” she said in the video, showing an old clip of her talking about how many people might be invested in her relationship if she went public with one.
Keemstar will be interviewing Leafy on his YouTube channel on the situation in the upcoming days, we will continue to update this article as information is available.