Roblox banned a developer after an episode of The Kardashians showed Kim Kardashian’s son discovering a game that claimed to contain a new sex tape featuring the reality star.
The episode sees six-year-old Saint West running to Kardashian with her iPad, gleefully showing that her infamous crying face was being advertised on the site. children’s megaplatform. Things quickly soured, however, once Kardashian found out that the game was apparently advertising a “new sex tape” with her inside (thanks, Polygon).
Later in the episode, Kardashian calls Ye while crying, expressing her concern that her son may have seen graphic images of herself on what was supposed to be a children’s platform. “It was a game someone made out of Roblox and it said ‘Kim’s New Sex Tape’ when you clicked on it,” she told him. She later threatened to sue, saying, “I have all the time, all the money, and all the resources to burn them all to the ground.”
at first i thought it was funny when she cried over a roblox game so i watched the full clip and i really feel bad for her 🙁 pic.twitter.com/Zv1gFs12OTApril 15, 2022
Since the episode aired, Roblox has confirmed that it has banned the offending developer, clarifying that no explicit content had come to the experience.
“The referenced video has never been available on our platform – we have strict moderation and policies to protect our community, including zero tolerance for sexual content of any kind that violates our community guidelines,” reads a statement to Polygon. “The text reference to the ribbon that circumvented our filters was quickly removed and fortunately only visible to an extremely small number of people on the platform. We also quickly removed the associated experience and banned the developer from the community involved with the experience.”
Despite Roblox being widely marketed to children and played by children, concerns about moderation and exploitation of young children have been frequent. people play games delved into predatory practices that make it incredibly difficult for developers to make money, plus a follow-up investigation that examined how moderates its collectibles market.