Watchmeforever's two-week suspension from Twitch for alleged transphobia on the viral AI Seinfeld show on the platform has become the talk of the community.
Many pointed out the absurdity of an artificial intelligence-driven program being "canceled."Discussions on trans issues have been quite the rage in the online gaming streaming space, and Dave Chappelle's recent Grammy win for his controversial Netflix special, which has been labeled anti-trans by many, has only intensified interest in the "joke" that got AI Seinfeld banned from Twitch.Posts like the one above litter social media, with many wondering how this happened in the first place.
A substantial group seems to think that the joke was not exactly aimed at trans people but at comedians who try to make fun of marginalized sections of society in an attempt to get a cheap laugh.For those wondering what the AI said that warranted the suspension, a Twitter user by the username conure pointed to this very issue when they replied to a clip of the joke.
The post articulates the above point quite well:The exact joke as told by AI Seinfeld is as follows:A couple of others echoed the sentiment posted by conure that the joke was mocking comedians, not transgenders.Read more on sportskeeda.com