During final night time’s Overwatch League match between the Seoul Dynasty and Florida Mayhem, some Twitch viewers in Australia have been introduced with an advert from a company known as Parents HQ. The six minute video, titled “Queering Children” on YouTube, says that “it’s time for parents to fight back” towards gender transition therapies for youngsters, and – amongst different issues – hyperlinks LGBT advocacy with paedophilia.
The video is focused towards Australians, referencing MPs there in addition to the nation’s Safe Schools program, and was seemingly solely being displayed within the nation. It first got here to our discover by way of Tim Colwill on Twitter. The message within the higher left saying “this ad supports OverwatchLeague” is typical for any advert on a Twitch channel, however Blizzard Australia have been made conscious of what’s occurred.
“Twitch does not allow nor support political advertising,” the corporate responded. “This slipped through our political ad filter due to a categorization error at the ad network level. We have since removed it.”
It’s unlikely that this advert handed by any human eyes at Twitch or Blizzard earlier than the printed. Blizzard didn’t reply to a request for remark from their UK workplace immediately, however Colwill obtained a reply from Blizzard Australia that his data and screenshots can be handed alongside to related events.