G4 Host Froskurinn Calls Out Sexist Viewers for Objectifying Women

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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G4 host and ex-League of Legends caster Froskurinn takes a stand against sexist viewers
In a three-minute-long monologue she called out people for objectifying women and gatekeeping the gaming space
Froskurinn also briefly brought up the incident surrounding Thorin’s take on ESL’s #GGFORALL campaign

Former League of Legends caster and current G4 host Indiana “Froskurinn” Black has called out viewers who objectify herself and other women talent. The former League of Legends Pro League (LPL) and League of Legends European Championship (LEC) caster has voiced out against sexist viewers of the show, pointing that many of their comments were “dehumanizing,” “weird,” and pointed out that “Women do not exist to be nice on the eyes for you.”

During the January 11 broadcast of G4TV’s XPlay, G4 host Froskurinn stated that she was ecstatic to join G4 as it was something she grew up watching as a child but she made her observations about the apparent sexism attached to the role of a host. “Every time G4 is brought up in various channels, even in this YouTube channel, without a doubt, there will be backlash because I am not as bangable as the previous host,” she said.

She also added that one does not need to explicitly objectify or declare their hate for women to be sexist.

Froskurinn explains what it means to be a woman in esports

In her three-minute monologue during the broadcast, she spoke about sexism against women in the gaming and esports industries. While remarking that she would get “flamed” for reading a script, she also recognized the hatred that other male hosts receive. “It doesn’t discount the sexism of how it happens to me when it does. There is a general hatred for any change that isn’t Adam (Adam Sessler) and then I’ll receive special flame just for being a woman,” she added.

She also took a shot at Duncan "Thorin" Shields and invited people to check out his “latest meltdown.” Thorin was the focal point of online debates and fallouts in December 2021 for his comments on ESL’s new campaign #GGFORALL - an all-new women's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) league.

She said that people were letting their “unconscious biases” ruin the day and that they were “gatekeeping the gaming space” with their sexist comments and their idea that she was ruining their viewing experience. She also hoped that people would be “a bit nicer and self-reflective” and acknowledge the hard work behind all the content in 2022.

The Twitter thread also garnered a flood of responses from other women in esports including fellow G4 host Fiona Nova and Riot Games’ Marketing Creative Director Chesney “Moose” Lattuga who sang praises of Froskurinn’s stance.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant