G4 host Froskurrin calls out sexist behaviors of Xplay’s audience

“Women do not exist to be nice on the eyes for you.”

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Some hosts of the brand new G4 reboot are dealing with some of the same old problems they faced a decade ago — namely misogyny. New Xplay co-host and former esports commentator Indiana “Froskurrin” Black has called out the sexist behaviors of the show’s audience.

During the Gaming Grievances segment of an episode of Xplay that streamed yesterday, Froskurrin lamented the backlash and harassment she has been facing since joining G4. She specifically noted the men in the audience for saying she’s not as sexually appealing as the hosts of the original channel, in reference to Morgan Webb and Olivia Munn.

“In joining G4 I was ecstatic to be a part of something I grew up watching as a child, but every time G4 is brought up in various channels, even in this YouTube channel — we have the chat in front of us, I can see you — without a doubt there will be backlash because I’m not as ‘bangable’ as previous hosts,” she said. “Women do not exist to be nice on the eyes for you. Morgan Webb, Olivia Munn, did not exist to be nice on the eyes for you.”

G4 shared the clip of Froskurrin’s rant on their Twitter page, commenting on their solidarity for her and other women in gaming. The tweet went viral with other prominent women in the gaming industry backing her message.

Xplay host Adam Sessler tweeted later on that Froskurrin’s message was “one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been part of on live TV.” The clip shows him clapping through a screen to show his support for her as he was broadcasting himself from home.