Minecraft streamer Jack Manifold was recently involved in a major scandal. The 19-year-old YouTuber and Twitch streamer faced backlash during a Livestream debate with content producer Mizkif.
The topic of discussion was another popular Minecraft broadcaster dubbed GeorgeNotFound’s younger and female following. Users on Twitch and Reddit took the debate extremely seriously, and Jack recently responded to it.
After Jack was featured in one of Mizkif’s streams, the uproar began. Mizkif was referring to Minecraft broadcaster GeorgeNotFound’s YouTube and Twitch audiences, which were primarily adolescent girls who were “obsessed” with his programming. As a result, Mizkif asked Jack:
“Am I making a mistake?” It’s 15-year-old females that are enamored with him.”
The fact that Jack said “Yes,” thus agreeing with Mizkif when he said 15-year-old girls were obsessed with George, drew him into the dispute. Mickie then proceeded to ask Jack if he knew who Dream was and if his recent “doxxing” incident was true. Jack was uneasy and replied that he didn’t know.
Another video from a Twitch feed aired by prominent Minecraft YouTuber Ph1LzA, who was playing with another YouTuber named Wilbur Soot at the time, added gasoline to the fire. Wilbur wonders aloud and asks Ph1LzA if he can tell him “anything that adolescent females would be interested in without being made fun of” on the video.
“Jack Manifold and Mizkif needa [sic] hear this one,” one Twitter user wrote on the social media network. Wilbur went into great detail about the scenario, which was the root of Jack’s misogynistic accusations.
Minecraft’s Jack Manifold Says, “I Don’t Mean that In a Misogynistic Sense”
The outcry erupted after Jack was featured in one of Mizkif’s streams. Mizkif was referring to the YouTube and Twitch audiences of Minecraft broadcaster GeorgeNotFound, who were mostly adolescent girls who were “obsessed” with his programs. As a result, Mizkif approached Jack and asked:
Jack was drawn into the debate when he answered “Yes,” agreeing with Mizkif that 15-year-old girls were enamored with George. Mickie then started to question Jack about Dream and whether or not his current “doxxing” incident was accurate. Jack replied that he didn’t know since he was uneasy.
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— Jack Manifold (@JackManifoldTwo) May 5, 2022
Another Twitch video from popular Minecraft YouTuber Ph1LzA, who was playing with another YouTuber named Wilbur Soot at the time, fueled the flames. On the video, Wilbur wonders aloud if Ph1LzA can give him “anything that young females would be interested in without being made fun of.”
One Twitter user remarked, “Jack Manifold and Mizkif needa [sic] hear this one.” Wilbur described the scenario in considerable detail, which was the source of Jack’s misogynistic charges.
“A Teen Girl Can’t Be Interested in Anything without Being Mocked.”
Jack apologized multiple times on Twitch and stated that he was not a sexist and that the talk with Mizkif was about demographics.
Jack expressed his thoughts on the subject, saying that the words he spoke with Ph1LzA (about adolescent females having nothing to be interested in without being mocked) inspired him to create a community where the aforementioned ladies could go and enjoy the streamer’s content without being mocked. “I’m happy to have such a wide audience,” Jack concluded.
“We (Dream SMP) came in, occupied the place, and gave that community a platform.”
According to Jack, the “teenage ladies” discussion was about the demographic of Twitch and YouTube viewers, not a sexist remark about girls watching streamers. The rest of the video shows Jack talking about how “weird” it was that people thought he was misogynistic for saying what he said and expressing his thoughts, as well as his genuine ignorance of Dream’s “doxxing” case.
“To be honest, I have no idea how Dream looks.”