Why did Twitch ban multiple spa streamers, including Corinna Kopf, only to unban them in one day?


Spa streamers on Twitch could be under threat as the Amazon-owned platform doubles down on its rules against “nudity and inappropriate attire”. Twitch, one of the biggest streaming platforms, recently banned several spa streamers.

From Instagram model Corinna Kopf to SpoppyKitt, many popular spa streamers have been temporarily suspended for violating Twitch’s nudity and dress code policy.

Hot Tub streams have been one of the most controversial categories on the purple platform. Now, amid a series of bans, many streamers, including Spoppy Kitt, feel like the streaming platform is trying to erase this category entirely.

Subsequently, it drew quite a bit of criticism from some top streamers in this category.

Spa Streamers Target Twitch For ‘Wrongful Bans’

In 2021, hot tub streaming seemed to be all the rage when it came to popularity. It has become so popular that the platform has literally introduced a whole new category for these types of streams. Many well-known streamers have taken to the purple platform for hot tub streams and gained millions of followers in a short time.

However, more interestingly, just a few days ago, Spoopy Kitt and Spooky Unagi were hit with a sudden ban despite any changes in their content. In a series of tweets, the two took a huge dig at Twitch for their “unwarranted bans.” Clearly articulating her views on the serious matter, the streamer notes:

“If Twitch wants to remove bikini streaming, then do so. It’s their business and their prerogative. But the category still exists. Clearer guidelines need to be released.”

Calling out the purple platform for this unreasonable ban, the streamer even pointed out that her content hasn’t changed at all and she’s been doing the exact same thing for over a year now.

@tic @TicSupport So this is not happening for the 3rd time in a week. Please let me know what I’m doing wrong. I don’t do ANYTHING different from what I’ve been doing for a year. twitter.com/StreamerBans/s…

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks for having my back ❤️ It’s scary here and we have to be careful of each other. twitter.com/SpookyUnagi/st…

Hula hoop dancing in the hot tub for a year, so I don’t know why it would be considered “sexually suggestive” all of a sudden. Twitch posted “Improving the clarity of our sexual content policy” which stated that “this is not a change to the policy or how it is enforced” @twitch https://t.co/p5b8RDtKoy

To complicate matters further, the Amazon-owned platform recently banned Corinna Kopf for violating the “Nudity and Inappropriate Clothing Policy.” However, she was banned after 24 hours.

At this point, streaming is more than just a hobby for many streamers. However, when it comes to streaming, there are a lot of strict rules and policies that come with the profession.

These policies have been put in place to protect streamers as well as viewers from unwanted issues such as public harassment, nudity, trolling and more.

In the event of a live broadcast, there is no way to go back or fix the issues that have been broadcast to millions of viewers. This is exactly why the Amazon-owned platform makes a validated effort to adhere to these policies and reduce risk. And temporarily suspending spa banners for improper dress is another step in that direction.

Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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