Marcel ‘MontanaBlack88’ Eris Banned on Twitch for Sexist Comments
Sexism isn’t the way, friends. The notion that women are lesser than men is not the kind of philosophy we need to bring with us as 2020 is coming to a close. German streamer Marcel ‘MontanaBlack88’ has hopefully learned this lesson, as he’s now banned on Twitch for 33 days. It’s for a series of sexist acts in his IRL stream broadcasts. MontanaBlack88 is a very popular figure online so it’s a disappointing thing to see.
More streamers and esports professionals are being called out for their sexist behavior, and we’re glad to see it. It’s far beyond time that this sort of thing is taken seriously.
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Back in November 2019, MontanaBlack88 was the most subscribed-to channel on Twitch, so seeing him banned could send a powerful message. He’s used his troubled upbringing to try and inspire millions of people on Twitch, but he’s certainly far from perfect. So what has Marcel done to warrant a ban? Clips have come up from the streamer’s IRL broadcasts, where he’s filming/photographing women without their consent.
He makes suggestive, sexual comments about the women, and occasionally makes awful animal noises to degrade them, while walking down the street. Interestingly enough though, MontanaBlack88 has not shot back about being banned for the next 33 days on Twitch.
He had this to say on Twitter:
“33 days break is the response to my stupid and questionable behavior on the part of TWITCH. Respect and accept because I just behaved wrongly. An action is followed by a reaction. 33 days on TWITCH. Kiss.”
His following seems to be firmly behind, though there are looking back at his past actions and posting the clips on Twitter. Now, we understand the man has a troubled backstory, filled with drugs and stealing. He’s reportedly been clean and sober for a while now, which is a good thing, without a doubt. But he needs to clean up his act and the way he treats women. We can just hope that a lesson is learned from this, and he improves himself.
Sure, nobody is perfect, but at least he respects that he messed up and is not making a fuss about the ban. What he ought to do is find a way to improve himself and perhaps show that he’s repentant about how he treated the people he objectified. Regardless, for the next 33 days, you have to wait if you want a live fix of Marcel ‘MontanaBlack88’ on Twitch, at least.