A Twitch streamer by the name of Cloneman16 has taken to Twitter to explain to his fans why he’s been absent from streaming, and it’s caused a lot of controversy.
Cloneman16, real name James D’Arcangelo, claims he’s been slapped with a 30 day ban for “hateful conduct,” after he used a word that he later claimed to not know the meaning of [via Dexerto].
The streamer tweeted saying: “Sadly I’ve been suspended for 30 days on twitch, going to try and fix this. It was for hateful conduct for the word ‘m*ngoloid’. I didn’t know the true meaning of it till now and I would like to apologize for this.”
uhhhh yeah but from a demographic study done by racist scientists from like 200 years ago. it was used to compare people w those “mongolian” (it was just south east asian) genes to people who have down’s syndrome. which is so offensive on so many levels but people forget
— blu (@babyfknblu) March 18, 2019
The term, which is sometimes used to belittle people with Down’s Syndrome, is considered to be highly offensive.
The Overwatch streamer, who has over four thousand followers on Twitter, soon had fans flocking to defend him, with hundreds of people tweeting to Twitch and comparing this situation to other shocking Twitch behaviours.
remember when that guy hit his wife on stream and only got 3 days
— NooB_ (@ReaganLor) March 19, 2019
For sure bad word choice but I do believe it came from your honest mistake. Imagine if @PlayOverwatch would ban people for 30 days for one word like that. Half the ladder would be gone. Shoot @natenanzer gave taimou a smaller punishment. @twitch didnt uspend taimou for the f slur
— Invictus (@InvictusFrags) March 19, 2019
Twitch has yet to respond on the situation. Do you think this is a justified ban?
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