You probably have heard of Lo-Fi Hip Hop Beats to Relax and Study To. Whether you were being productive, unproductive, or going through a rough time, this 2-year long stream has been a part of people’s hearts for a while. It may surprise you to find out it has been banned. Temporarily, at least.
The original reasoning for banning the creator, ChilledCow, was that the account was “not in compliance” with the platform’s Terms of Services, resulting in the termination of the channel. However, the channel was unbanned. YouTube apologized and stated it was a mistake on their part. ChilledCow was allowed to create a new stream without backlash.
The Youtube team’s exact wording was: “Thanks for flagging this to us! Our teams confirmed that this was a mistake on our side and your channel has now been reinstated. We’re sorry this happened! We’ve shared feedback with our review team to prevent similar errors from happening in the future.”
When the stream was banned, the internet quickly responded, with many users saying it had gotten them past hard times. Memes were also quickly created, usually ending is some variation of respect for the 2-year long stream. After the community got the channel back in service, ChilledCow tweeted this: “My account has been unbanned, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the tremendous support, I'm grateful to have such an amazing community. 🧡 I will launch the stream again as soon as possible.”
Story by Sasha Bickford