A Twitch streamer has been allegedly banned and faced an abundance of backlash after ‘biting and throwing’ their child while playing Fortnite on stream.
During a December 16 broadcast, a streamer under the alias ‘TTV_MajesticUnicorn’ appeared to ‘bite and throw’ a toddler on stream while attempting to play Fortnite.
Shortly after a clip of the incident being released in Tweet, the Twitch community huddled up and called for the Twitch channel to be suspended from the platform.
The creator received a slew of adverse comments in response to the Tweet which questioned whether “child abuse” went against the platform’s community guidelines
Hey @Twitch @TwitchSupport i'm sure on-stream child abuse goes against your ToS, right? Never in my life have I seen a mother bite and throw their infant around, let alone because they were disturbing their 8 hour Fortnite marathon. pic.twitter.com/juVz8QBVxu
— Vure89 (@vure89) December 17, 2019
Among the plethora of responses that called for their Twitch ban, plenty have called for the streamer to be reported to child services.
Who is she?
This needs to be report to Alberta Child Services: +18003875437 (child abuse services, https://t.co/isARFqNiYy)
— The Alex (@Alex_Everatt) December 17, 2019
If she is willing to do this ON STREAM I can only imagine what she does to that baby OFF STREAM. Take her child from her and put her in jail, please @ChildProtectCan this is disgusting.
— Courtney ? (@CoumilburnTTV) December 17, 2019
While one user commented that the incident was “disturbing beyond belief,” another expressed their concern for the child’s safety.
Being a father, this is disturbing beyond belief. Unfortunately just taking her channel down won’t even scratch the surface of solving the real issue. My heart goes out to that child and may god have mercy on that woman.
— PapaBearTrue (@PapaBearTrue) December 17, 2019
Jesus Christ the throw at the end… I mean she should be banned from twitch but I’m more concerned for the actual child I hope someone can track her down and call social services on her that was horrid
— ?✨ M A L I K A ✨? (@MalikaPlays) December 17, 2019
In a since-deleted Tweet, MajesticUnicorn replied to an anger-fueled post from one user by stating that the user has “too much time on their hands” in response to being called out for their actions.
Since the post tagged the official Twitch Support Twitter account, the platform’s moderators were immediately notified and, at the time of writing, the streamer’s Twitch channel is no longer available.
Majestic Unicorn is yet to release a statement amid the accusations and in response to their channel being allegedly banned. We will update this post with any more relevant information as and when it unfolds.
Twitch are making a continued effort to enforce the repercussions for overstepping the marking while streaming on their platform. As the Amazon-owned broadcasting service clamps down on imposing their Terms of Service, creators have hit out for their ‘unjust’ bans.
PaymoneyWubby used several Twitch streamers to showcase Twitch’s alleged inconsistency and favoritism when applying the rules stipulated in the Terms of Service. However, regardless of the backlash, there is a clear need for community guidelines in order to support streamers and moderate unwelcomed behavior.
In the aftermath of the events unfolding, the user who highlighted the ‘biting and throwing’ of the toddler has claimed that the Twitch streamer has now been permanently banned from the platform and that “details have also been passed onto authorities.”
OP of tweet here, can confirm she has been permanently banned from Twitch , info relayed from community partnerships officer. Details have also been passed to authorities.
— Vure89 (@vure89) December 17, 2019
Although its worth noting that Twitch themselves do not comment on community guideline violations, to respect the privacy of their users.