After a two-week suspension, popular Twitch streamer Sebastian “Forsen” Fors is back on the platform and already stirring up controversy.
Forsen was banned from Twitch on May 8, but the content creator made no official statement explaining why it happened at the time.
While viewers claimed that Forsen was talking smack to his teammates in Valorant, even calling some “retarded,” the frequently toxic streamer remained silent. The use of “retarded” is considered “hateful conduct” under Twitch’s community guidelines.
Three days later, Forsen finally tweeted that his two-week suspension was over the phrase “retarded Russians.” In the tweet, Forsen didn’t seem particularly remorseful.
Banned for 2 weeks for saying retarded russians instead of retarded “people who cant participate in voice comms in valorant due to legal reasons”. I guess I have some more time to beat up my half russian siblings now. nice
— Sebastian Fors (@Forsen) May 11, 2020
Forsen has finally returned to Twitch, but he still doesn’t seem to care at all why Twitch banned him. In fact, he even risked getting banned again by repeating the same verbal offense in a stream right after his return.
— StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) May 22, 2020
“I am not apologizing for anything. I didn’t do anything wrong. It was a retarded ban by a retarded person on Twitch,” Forsen said.
He then told his followers that the person who banned him should review “his own fucking guidelines” because he had taken Forsen’s statement of “retarded Russians” out of context.
It’s unclear what context Forsen thinks this would make this phrase acceptable to say on Twitch.
“Context is, indeed, everything,” Forsen said.
While Twitch has yet to act upon Forsen’s most recent offense, the previous ban was his first run in with Twitch mods since 2016. Other streamers have since come to Forsen’s aid, seeming to believe that Twitch’s two-week ban was too harsh.
You should appeal that!
— NymN (@nymnion) May 11, 2020
Others told him he should have flashed some nudity instead, since that would only lead to a few days off of Twitch instead of the two weeks he got. This was in reference to Natalia “Alinity” Mogollon basically having to beg Twitch to ban her after she accidentally revealed her breast on stream.
Per usual, Twitch’s continuously inconsistent punishments have remained in the spotlight within the streaming community. With the recent formation of the Twitch Safety Advisory Council, streamers and viewers are wondering if that will be something the council members address.