Twitch partner Cribazz permanently banned from Twitch after hurling vile transphobic abuse at drag streamer
Cribazz, a Twitch partner who as suspended last week for targeting a drag streamer with homophobic and transphobic abuse, has been permanently banned from Twitch.
Cribazz, who received partner status on the first day of Pride (1 June) was given a seven-day suspension after various LGBT+ streamers called him out over targeted harassment on QueenNickiMirage’s chat.
The suspension, which was derided as being woefully inadequate by many streamers, has now been converted into a permanent ban by Twitch, who cited violations of their terms of service for ‘Appropriate Content’.
Sharing a screenshot of the email on his Twitter, Cribazz gave thanks for all the support he supposedly received.
Bye y’all it was a nice run💔 appreciate all the support never knew I could make it this far love yall good luck to everyone on there grind just believe ❤️ pic.twitter.com/sjmknol3Jh
— Cribazz (@NotCribazz) June 9, 2021
A video of the incident was recorded by fellow drag streamer Deere who recorded the harassment live in the chat, then shared it in a tweet. The widely-condemned clip showed Cribazz hurling transphobic and homophobic abuse at QueenNickiMirage.
Many members of the LGBT+ gaming community called for Twitch to act immediately, demanding Cribazz’s account be stripped of his partnership and for the streamer to be permanently banned. This has now taken place.
— Dona Tarte (@Dona_Tarte) June 3, 2021
This is not the first time Cribazz had been called out for similar transphobic and misogynistic content across his other streams, as many pointed out that he used to make hateful YouTube videos and TikToks, which resurfaced in light of this event.
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