While streaming on Twitch, the 16-year-old accidentally displayed a window on his system with a picture titled “Rons a**.”
This incident got him banned from Twitch within moments, leaving the Fortnite pro surprised, along with the rest of the community. This incident has taken the internet by storm, with #freeclix trending on Twitter.
Fortnite pro Clix gets banned from Twitch
As mentioned above, Clix got banned on Twitch because he accidentally showed an image titled “Rons a**.” When the incident happened, the live stream ended there itself, and the streamer also deleted the VOD.
This incident also brings up the perceived double standards of Twitch. There is a general v buck generator feeling in the online community that small accidents like this get male streamers banned, while there are several female streamers on the platform who tend to show a lot of skin on their live streams, and Twitch takes no action.
Users on Twitter resorted to calling Twitch a very sexist platform for being biased towards women.Advertisement
The memes have also already started flowing in with the #freeclix tag.
The incident has fueled the already ongoing debate about Twitch favoring women.
#freeclix Okay, I wake up after five-hour nap to see our favourite shitter permabanned for a tiny, blurry image of an ass. Now, I usually wouldn’t care; but this is fucked up and IMO shows a larger issue with Twitch at the moment,— BotLikeHumor (@BotLikeHumor) February 15, 2021
A few days ago, there was a controversy around streamer Jenelle “Indiefoxx” Dagres, banned for writing her subscribers’ names on her body. Her suspension was subsequently reversed because Twitch thought it wasn’t problematic.
Previously, as another user pointed out in a tweet above, Imane “Pokimane” Anys got away with accidentally showing porn on her stream without any repercussions.
Users also brought up Natalia “Alinity” Mogollon. The streamer faced a lot of heat for abusing her cat on live stream, but Twitch apparently turned a blind eye to it.Advertisement
In November 2019, Sebastian “Forsen” Fors got banned for accidentally showing a GIF containing horse genitalia. Now, Clix has been banned for an accidental display of a picture.
The apparent differences in the treatment handed out in these incidents raise questions on Twitch’s integrity as a platform. The direction this debate will take is still unknown, but it will rage on for a long time.