Twitch Ban Mini Ladd Following Apology & Admission
Craig “Mini Ladd” Thompson caught a ban from Twitch after admitting to his inappropriate advances on some of his underage fans. The original apology and admission came a few months ago but has since said very little on social media. Perhaps that is why Twitch waited for the ban to be handed down since Mini Ladd was not active on the platform at the time. Back in December, Mini Ladd posted an apology video, but it has not, predictably, been received well.
Possible Permanent Ban
Mini Ladd had 750,000+ followers on Twitch, but the ban still dropped on him by Twitch. Reportedly, Mini Ladd was looking forward to a better year of content creation and seemed to want to get past this. But in what world does anyone think they can just move on after admitting to these kinds of allegations? It didn’t feel genuine, after watching the video.
“a Twitch spokesperson has provided the following statement on Mini Ladd’s suspension: “We take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service.”
Slasher also said the ban is indefinite/permanent, thanks to the accounts of Mini Ladd grooming/sending inappropriate messages to underage fans of his content. Simply making an apology video for something like that isn’t enough. Between Mini Ladd’s video from September and the one in December, his apology feels incredibly disingenuous, and we aren’t the only people who thought so. Altogether, it’s receiving some serious negative reactions.
Mini Ladd was talking about returning to content creation, but the Twitch ban came out as of yesterday. He could always just continue creating content on Youtube, though. He hasn’t been banned there and still has millions of followers. It’s entirely possible that he could do that, but only time will tell. However, he’s not coming back to Twitch anytime soon, that’s for sure. It’s a repulsive thing to have to read, and we feel awful for those that had to go through this.
At least Mini Ladd will not be returning to Twitch. We do hope he’s actually getting the therapy and help he needs, but someone with that kind of platform doing the things he admitted to, it’s beyond reproach. Someone with that kind of following has a responsibility to do right by it. Especially with young, impressionable people. Taking advantage of that is vile, and we hope it has come to an end.