A verified streamer on Mixer lost his partnership with Microsoft after he tweeted a joke about being a sex offender playing Fortnite with kids.
Harrison “HarrisonJr” Patrick Stewart, a Mixer streamer since 2017 with 80,000 followers, summarily lost just about everything about his presence on Mixer, too. All of his past streams have been deleted, his view count has been wiped, his biography has been deleted, and the headline for the main stream (offline, of course) reads simply, “I’m sorry.”
Per The Hollywood Reporter (via Kotaku), on Dec. 5, HarrisonJr tweeted, underneath a photo of himself in sunglasses and a cheesy mustache, “Come watch a registered sex offender plays [sic] Fortnite with 10 year olds!!” HarrisonJr quickly deleted the tweet, and followed that with an apology.
I want to apologize for my recent tweet. I absolutely agree that it was inappropriate and I’m sorry to the people that it upset. I made it without thinking how it would read. I meant it as a joke, but I agree with the fact that it isn’t something to be joked about. I’m sorry.
— Harrison (@mixerharrisonjr) December 5, 2019
He followed it with:
Thank you to everyone who reached out today, whether through social media or the stream, to let me know how they felt, good or bad. Let me say once again that I do not condone what I did, and I feel terrible that I actually hurt people. I’ll never stop apologizing for that
— Harrison (@mixerharrisonjr) December 6, 2019
Mixer’s rules of user conduct are pretty specific about this, too, saying “It is NEVER OK to discuss sex and a person under 18 at the same time,” in boldface and italics. Several Mixer streamers brought it to Microsoft’s attention, demanding HarrisonJr be banned.
Contrition notwithstanding, Microsoft terminated him on Wednesday. In a statement to THR, the company said, “We take immediate action when we determine content violates our terms of service. … We’ve reviewed the content in question and as a result made the decision to end our partnership.”