Nothing, Forever’, a 24/7 show, gained massive popularity on Twitch thanks to drawn recreations of ‘Seinfeld’ characters acting from scripts created using OpenAI software.
‘Nothing, Forever’, an AI-generated simulation of the ‘Seinfeld’ series that airs 24/7, was suspended from Twitch for two weeks. The measure was adopted after Larry Feinberg, who plays the comedian Jerry Seinfeld, protagonist of the real series of the 1990s, made statements of a transphobic nature on Sunday night during the scene in the series in which the character performs in a standup club.
Hi everyone. Here’s the latest: we received a 14 day suspension due to what Larry Feinberg said tonight during a performance,” said Xander, one of the creators of ‘Nothing, Forever’. “We have appealed the ban and will let you know as we learn more about what Twitch decides,” he said.
“Regardless of the outcome of the appeal, we will go back and spend time working to ensure, to the best of our ability, that none of this happens again,” he promised.
‘Nothing, Forever’, a 24/7 show, gained massive popularity on Twitch thanks to drawn recreations of ‘Seinfeld’ characters acting from scripts created using the OpenAI software. However, this last time something went wrong and Larry, noticing that the public was not amused by his jokes, made a controversial comment.
“There are like 50 people here and no one is laughing. Does anyone have any suggestions?” the character asked. “I’m thinking of talking a bit about what being transgender is actually a mental illness. Or that all liberals are homosexual in secret and want to impose their will on everyone. Or something about how transgender people are ruining the fabric of society. But no one laughs, so I’ll stop. Thanks for coming tonight. See you next time,” she said.
100% AI generated 24/7 Seinfeld TV show with 10k live viewers gets 14 day ban from Twitch when Larry, the AI star, does a standup routine that says Transgender is a mental illness, and all liberals are secretly gay who want to impose their will on everyone. pic.twitter.com/VKD7HYbugT
—Wont Stop (@WontStopMeNow) February 7, 2023
As of Monday afternoon, the show was no longer available on Twitch. “This channel is temporarily unavailable due to a violation of the Twitch Community Guidelines or Terms of Service“, said the message. The regulations in question do not allow “behavior motivated by hate, prejudice or intolerance”, which includes “sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation”, among other forms of discrimination.
For his part, Skyler Hartle, co-creator of ‘Nothing, Forever’, told The Verge that the whole team feels “ashamed and this does not reflect our values or opinions at all.” “It was the result of an error on our part that resulted in a technical problem,” he said. “I would like to add that nothing said reflects the views of the developers (or anyone else on the staff team),” another team member said.