Controversial streamer Dimitri “Greekgodx” Antonatos is in hot water with Twitch once again. Greekgodx was banned from Twitch again today but has denied doing anything wrong.
There is currently no official reason given for Greekgodx’s ban, but the streaming community already has an idea. The Greekgodx ban came mere hours after a clip went viral of the streamer mocking an Asian family as he walked by them while broadcasting an IRL stream.
Moments after passing a mother and her children, Greekgodx started to make sounds that many have used in the past to make fun of the spoken Chinese language, in an nasal tone. Greekgodx has come forward to deny these allegations.
Greekgodx took to Twitter on July 28 to deny the accusations that he was mocking the Asian family in the video. According to Greekgodx, he was making “random noises,” saying those who were accusing him of racism of assuming something without proof.
“This is funny because that wasn’t an Asian family. That was a Greek family speaking Greek. And to assume that they are Asian is very wrong in itself. My family members are Asian. Why would I be racist to the people who brought me up?” Greekgodx tweeted.
According to Twitch’s guidelines, “hateful conduct” includes anything that promotes or encourages discrimination or harassment based on race, ethnicity, color, caste, national origin, immigration status, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and veteran status. If Greekgodx was indeed making fun of another group of people for their language, that would go against Twitch’s Community Guidelines.
It’s currently unclear how long Greekgodx’s latest ban will last and when he might be back on Twitch. This is his second suspension in fewer than 30 days, which may make the latest ban last longer.
On June 28, Greekgodx was banned for going on a sexist rant about what he expects in a relationship.
““Your career is done,” Greekgodx said. “I will stream while you cook for me and you clean for me. You look after the children while I gain all the money. I give it to you and give it to our children for a healthy, secure life. That’s how I want to run my life.”
This viewpoint led to many calling Greekgodx “controlling,” with some expressing concern for the power Greekgodx would have over a theoretical future partner.