Twitch Hot Tub Streamer Gets Inappropriate Attire Ban for Bunny Outfit
The Twitch streamer Supcaitlin got a ban for “inappropriate attire,” but it wasn’t for her hot tub streams but for a bunny outfit. Twitch is remarkably inconsistent in how they handle bans, if we’re honest. Hot tubs are the new “meta” with Twitch partners right now. Supcaitlin has regularly done them, but her ban doesn’t appear to be from that at all. Instead, she wore this bunny girl outfit. It was only a one-day ban, but it feels like a very strange ban to drop.
Hot Tub Stream Pushed Back
On a personal level, I’m not bothered by hot tub streams, no matter the gender running them. I don’t tune in, and I don’t see the appeal. The outfit that Supcaitlin wore was suggestive, but it was in no way against the rules. So, the Twitch streamer got an inappropriate attire ban. But what are the rules?
“We don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks. We do not permit the visible outline of genitals, even when covered. Broadcasting nude or partially nude minors is always prohibited, regardless of context. For those who present as women, we ask that you cover your nipples. We do not permit exposed underbust. Cleavage is unrestricted as long as these coverage requirements are met. For all streamers, you must cover the area extending from your hips to the bottom of your pelvis and buttocks.”
The rules are different for streams where you would wear swimwear. This particular outfit is less revealing than the hot tub streams Supcaitlin usually runs. Twitch claims that they consider the context when handing out any actions like these bans, but it doesn’t seem to be the case here.
These instances like this make many people on Twitch feel like the companies moderation policies are far less consistent than they could be. Supcaitlin pointed out that she had a hot tub stream pushed back thanks to the inappropriate attire Twitch ban. She also pointed out it simply could have been mass reporting by people that don’t like her content. There are certainly people who mass report streamers that produce hot tub content/IRL streams like this.
Either way, Supcaitlin is back as a Twitch streamer after the inappropriate attire ban, but it does seem like Twitch needs to have a look at their moderation system or at least look at mass-reported streams.