A streamer known as Anomaly has been temporarily banned from Twitch after broadcasting a Hitler skin while playing Minecraft, an incident he said was accidental. In the video of the incident, Anomaly goes to his inventory screen, which immediately reveals his character’s Hitler skin to everyone watching. He then responds by saying, “Oh my god,” and proceeds to wheeze and laugh. The streamer now faces a 30-day ban from Twitch.
Anomaly’s responses online suggest that the streamer feels more remorse over the fact that he showed the skin on his stream, and not that he used a Hitler skin in the first place. After his ban, Anomaly explained the use of the skin on Twitter, saying that he only had the skin because he was going to “make a little joke” with it.
I had the skin because me and some friends were gonna record a Minecraft video and I was gonna make a little joke about ”Meinkraft” and forgot to change back the skin— Anomaly (@anomalyxd) July 29, 2019
Anomaly announced that he plans to appeal the 30-day ban. Although the skin violates Twitch’s community guidelines on hateful conduct, he believes the punishment was too extreme given the skin was not on screen for very long.
It would appear I have been banned because I accidentally showed a Minecraft skin for less than 2 seconds. That sucks :-]— Anomaly (@anomalyxd) July 29, 2019
I'll try to appeal to Twitch because personally I believe that a 30 day suspension for this offense is quite excessive. pic.twitter.com/rwLPUquu9c
As of now, Anomaly is still banned on the website. He has filed an appeal and is currently waiting to hear from Twitch. For now, the streamer will be forced to continue his video work offline.
We’ve reached out to Twitch for comment, and will update this article with any information we receive.