xQc Calls Out Popular Twitch Hot Tub Meta as “Pathetic”
It sounds like Felix “xQc” Lengyel has changed his mind on hot tub streams on Twitch. In a fairly recent Twitch clip, he sounds off against people complaining when women show off on stream. However, in a tweet just this morning, xQc calls Twitch “pathetic” for letting hot tub streams show up on the frontpage of the streaming outlet. This is an interesting tweet because personally, this writer has never seen that. What did the streamer have to say?
The Meta Will Change
This “hot tub” on Twitch is being slammed by xQc, and other major streamers across Twitch and Twitter. It’s interesting though, considering what he had to say about women on Twitch just last month. In March, xQc defended these kinds of streams, saying there’s nothing wrong with women using whatever advantage they have to pull people in. Specifically, he said:
“If a girl just likes some types of clothing and they like their own body and [want to show it] not even in a super-sexual way… to attract more viewers. Do you really expect and want them to clothe more on purpose? [Do you want them] to get less success on purpose because you’re mad they have an advantage that you don’t have? That’s just weird. That’s a bad argument. It’s not a good argument.”
That opinion seems to have shifted. According to the Tweet in question, the hot tub streams were on the frontpage of Twitch, and xQc was less than pleased:
“IM GONNA BE HONNEST, THIS HOT TUB META IS BY FAR THE MOST PATHETIC THING WE’VE SEEN ON TWITCH IN FOREVER. WHAT A SAD REALITY. PLEASE GET THIS TRASH OFF THE FRONTPAGE”
This is a pretty interesting situation, to be honest. Many readers may be most familiar with xQc as a result of the various drama-filled situations he finds himself in the middle of. We’ve spoken about him here on Esports Talk for any number of things, such as being banned on Rust servers, NoPixel, et cetera. With his previous statement, it’s hard to determine which he feels stronger about.
Personally, this writer has never seen a hot tub stream on the frontpage like xQc has. Perhaps if we filtered for top-viewed streams, that might change. On my personal Twitter feed, the argument against hot tub streams is all people screaming about how these girls (and now also guys) are taking viewers from their streams, to go watch a girl in a bikini, in a hot tub or pool.
If that’s what someone is watching, it’s clear they aren’t interested in someone’s Fortnite stream, or Warzone footage. It’s not against the rules, so just let them have it. Soon enough, the Twitch meta will shift, and something new will come around. As it stands, more and more big-name streamers are against it though, it may be only a matter of time before Twitch has no choice but to respond to the drama this has caused.