Twitch indefinitely suspends advertising on the channel of Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa, one of the famous hot tub meta streamers on the platform. She cannot earn money from advertisements at the moment. The famous content creator was surprised, as she claims the company did not give her any prior notice at all.
"Just poof," Siragusa said.
The company has been changing its community guidelines when it comes to what the streamers wear. And a wave of creators has found a way to confidently flaunt their skin, appropriate enough for the policy of Twitch -- that allows swimswear in a certain context. A loophole, we may call. But after the live streaming service demonitized Siragusa, is it changing its tune?
Twitch's Move Against the Hot Tub Meta
The most popular in the hot tub meta, at least, in terms of views and followers is Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa. She reveals that she could no longer earn from the advertisements on her account with 1.2 followers.
Despite the meta being in line with Twitch's rules, the platform has now changed its tune as it took action against the face of the hot tub meta, Kotaku reported.
Siragusa said on Twitter that she "was informed that Twitch has indefinitely suspended advertising on my channel." However, she clarified that the company did not directly notify her before the incident.
Furthermore, Siragusa said that it was her who reached out to Twitch after she noticed that her earnings were missing. She then stormed out to Twitter and called out what she dubbed as an "ALARMING" move as it does not violate any known policy.
She also clarified that the main concern is the absence of any notice at all from the Twitch side. If the platform can do that to her, they may do it to other partners as well. "This is a thing Twitch can do and will do," she added.
Twitch, on the other hand, has yet to respond.
Hot Tub Meta
The so-called hot tub meta answers Twitch's policy that only allows swimwear while streaming in the beach, the pool -- or hot tubs. Thus, the emergence of streamers wearing bikinis on an inflatable pool or, as the name suggests, hot tubs.
And, in most cases, instead of playing video games, the said type of steamers are found in the "Just Chatting" category, WayPoint reported. There, creators are chatting and vibin' with viewers -- regardless if they're in swimwear or not.
Twitch users, however, are divided by the trend. Some call it "bad for the community, while others said it's normal that people like pretty ladies in their swimwear, Insider reported.
It is also worth noting that 65% of Twitch audiences are male, according to Statista, which Insider mentioned. Thus, the trend has been bringing views to the said streamers.
Higher views are valuable -- now more than ever -- as the revenue of streamers is about to be affected by the new subscription pricing of Twitch.
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Written by Teejay Boris