In the latest instalment of What Has A Twitch Streamer Done This Time, Ludvig ‘Anomaly’ Lagerstedt has received a 30-day suspension from Twitch for showing a Hitler-themed Minecraft skin on his stream.
In the clip, which you can watch below, Anomaly opens his inventory and accidentally reveals that his Minecraft character has a skin on that causes them to resemble Adolf Hitler. Anomaly quickly exits his inventory, exclaiming “Oh my god, I have the wrong skin on me!” before starting to laugh.
This is why Twitch banned me for 30 days ??? https://t.co/HonT1UBuGd
— Anomaly (@anomalyxd) July 29, 2019
The streamer claims that he had the skin on because he and “some friends were gonna record a Minecraft video and [he] was gonna make a little joke about “Meinkraft” and forgot to change back the skin.”
Anomaly’s ban is in accordance with the Twitch community guidelines, seeing as having a skin that depicts Adolf Hitler and planning on making presumably poor taste jokes about World War II would quite easily fall under ‘hateful conduct’:
Hateful conduct is any content or activity that promotes, encourages, or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment, or violence based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, medical condition, physical characteristics, or veteran status, and is prohibited.
Anomaly himself believes that a 30-day suspension for such a thing is ‘quite excessive‘, despite the fact that this isn’t his first offence. Last year, Anomaly was banned for ‘hateful conduct’ after creating a PUBG avatar with dark skin, placing a prison uniform on his character, and laughing at the implication.
Twitch has yet to respond.