Twitch Draws Ire, Facepalms For Recent Ads Attempting To Show Solidarity With LGBTQ+ Movement And Black Lives Matter

Twitch has had a terrible week in terms of releasing ads meant to show support to marginalized groups.

On Sunday, Twitch released and swiftly deleted an ad attempting to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride which featured the line “When the G in LGBTQIA+ also stands for ‘gamer.'”

The video was swiftly met with criticism from those who felt the message was insensitive to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In response, Twitch removed the video and reuploaded an edited version without the offending portion.

The story was mostly a non-issue until it was picked up by PinkNews on Wednesday. However, users hardly had time to joke about the line before Twitch released another ad, this time in support of Black Lives Matter, that had hardly any actual black people in it.

This created a much bigger splash of ire as creators from across the platform seemed shocked at how badly Twitch appeared to miss the point of the movement.

Twitch posted an apology for the video, saying “Our goal was to demonstrate the importance of allyship – a message we didn’t make clear.”

Source – Know Your Meme News


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