Harrison “Harrison Jr.” Patrick Stewart has been released from contract by Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform after posting a tweet on Twitter about sex offenders related to minors, the Hollywood Reporter reported. From the images that other netizens quickly cut off, Harrison posted the following – “Take a look at how a registered sex offender plays Fortnite with a 10-year-old kid.”
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Although the anchor quickly deleted the tweet, Microsoft clearly wanted to minimize the negative impact. A Microsoft spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter that the review team immediately ended its partnership with the anchor after discovering the content violation.
The anchor later apologized on Twitter, clarifying that inappropriate content should not be posted in a jokey tone. Hours later, Harrison posted another tweet asking people to forgive themselves and feel guilty about it.
Microsoft said it encouraged users to report potential violations and provided guidance: “We reviewed the content in question and decided to terminate our partnership with the anchor.”
Before being banned, Harrison Jr had about 80,000 followers on Mixer. After the incident, its home page was inactive and all previous live content had been deleted.