chickenboo wrote on May 19, 2021, 12:04:
I feel this kind of camming goes against the spirit of the Twitch community and that's why I'm mostly against it. But I think part of my distaste for it comes from my prudish side. I'm guessing that Amouranth started out streaming games like everyone else, then moved to Just Chatting and exercise, then to just sitting around scantily clad. There's several clips of her exposing herself floating around on the net, which has earned her temporary bans, but she's always back because she's a cash cow for the platform. Twitch keeps what, 50% of her earnings subscription earnings?
So yeah. It's against the spirit of what Twitch is supposed to be, but if I don't like it I don't have to watch it.
Amouranth never really started as a video game streamer, she's literally been there from day one pushing the 'meta' of "how far can I show something before getting caught". Now, that's not to say she didn't play video games, but you'll notice how her style of streaming went...
She'd play X game, but the game was inexplicably in a window smaller than what she showed herself in, while wearing something that was (at the time) pretty low-cut and 'ok'. Fast-forward a couple months and you'd see her wear something progressively more provacative, either in how much it covered or how it was cut. Then she'd progress into "sub goals" causing the whole "oh I have to bend over to write your name on this whiteboard" thing, which is still around today. After that, it became a cat and mouse game where she would do something just slightly more crossing the line, if Twitch took action then she'd dial it back one step...all the while, hundreds of other female streamers were doing similar things creating the sub-genre that birthed the 'hot tub meta'. Look up STPeach for an example of someone that didn't follow this and just jumped right into overt content.
Personally, as someone who has been on Twitch since the JTV days, I've seen it all in some fashion. The problem Twitch has is, like I said, inadequate and uneven enforcement of their own rules. People like Amouranth, STPeach, and others that can gather thousands of viewers don't really care about the concept behind Twitch, so they'll do whatever they can get away with just to push people to their real bread-and-butter things like Onlyfans. There are quite a few instances where if you weren't pulling in "the big bux", then you aren't allowed the same acceptance of content. If you're male doing literally anything similar to this, you're given the boot pretty quickly. Hell, there was a streamer about a year ago who attempted to lampoon this whole thing by literally doing exactly the same things Amouranth did but in male attire...he lasted all of 2 hours before he was banned because he broke a sexual content rule.
There are arguments about how people are being prudish because Twitch allows hyper-violent games, but at the same time, Twitch is being their own prude in that they won't allow hyper-sexual games to be streamed (dare anyone to stream Hunnie Pop) or games that have sexual content that is considered a main attraction to the game. The point is this, it's not prudist(ism), it's the desire to have things looked at equally amongst the entirety of the community. If you're going to allow sexualized content from REAL people, then allow (legal) sexualized content involving digital people...if you're going to ban it from digital, ban it from actual people as well.
But whatever, Twitch will do whatever they can to make numbers look good for Amazon, else Amazon comes in and changes it.
(Edit: I'm going to point out that I don't blame people like Amouranth, she's a shrewd businesswoman who knows exactly how to maximize her profits with the least amount of effort, and I applaud that, I just think that content like that should be on platforms specifically for that.)