Popular streamer Greekgodx has been banned from Twitch following transphobic comments made during a recent live stream.
Dimitri Antonatos, more commonly known as "Greekgodx", is a British Twitch streamer with almost 900,000 followers. His content covers a variety of forms, including gaming, talk shows, and IRL (in-real-life) streams. During his most recent stream, Greekgodx ranted about popular music streaming platform SoundCloud, calling out the gender options users are given when creating an account.
During his rant, Greekgodx declared SoundCloud was "catering to cucks" for offering "other" and "prefer to not say" gender options to users when creating an account. "'Other'?!" he exclaimed, "F*** off! If you put 'other,' they should say, 'Sorry, SoundCloud is not for you, goodbye. And f***ing delete you, dude.'"
The clip in question can be seen here.
This morning, Greekgodx took to Twitter to confirm his Twitch ban was due to his transphobic comments. In the same tweet, he apologized to anyone offended, claiming that his comments were a joke. He promised to update his followers on the length of his ban once he had more information:
Got banned for a silly comment about gender i just wanted to say it was a joke and i'm really sorry to anyone i offended. i didn't mean to be hurtful or hateful. ill update u guys on how long the ban is for when i can.
Got banned for a silly comment about gender i just wanted to say it was a joke and i'm really sorry to anyone i offended. i didn't mean to be hurtful or hateful. ill update u guys on how long the ban is for when i can.— Dimitri (@GGXupdates) September 19, 2019
Twitch's Community Guidelines prohibit "hateful content" on their platform, or any content that "promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence" based on gender and gender identity. The guidelines clearly state that "Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation" and any reports of such content can lead to suspension. Twitch bans typically last either 24 hours, three days, seven days, or 30 days.
Greekgodx is just one of the numerous bans from Twitch as of late, as it appears the company currently isn't taking any chances when it comes to violations of their Community Guidelines.
This is not the first time Greekgodx has been in hot water with Twitch. In April 2018, his account was suspended after a photoshopped image of another streamer lying nude was displayed on his broadcast.
At this time, the length of Greekgodx's current ban is unknown.