Popular streamer Youna “CodeMiko” Kang is going to be taking an involuntary break after being banned from Twitch.
Streaming news source StreamerBans revealed that the motion capture VTuber has been removed from the platform. The ban is set to be a temporary one, as she retains partner status on Twitch. Partner status being deactivated is the telltale sign of a permanent ban, which has been seen with personalities including Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm and Jenelle “Indiefoxx” Dagres.
The ban is labeled as “TOS_Temporary” in Twitch’s backend, suggesting it was due to a violation of the site’s terms of service. The exact reason is unknown and hasn’t been stated by Twitch, but fans seem pretty confident they know what led to the ban.
Why was CodeMiko was banned?
CodeMiko was likely received her latest Twitch ban due to a violation of its policies regarding nudity.
During a recent stream entitled “CODEMIKO MIGHT GET BANNED TODAY,” the streamer used a nude version of her character model. The stream had a homelessness theme where CodeMiko was completely naked and living in a crate, with bit donation rewards being changed to fans throwing things at her.
While the theme was also potentially objectionable on Twitch’s end, the platform applies the same standards regarding clothing to both streamers and VTuber models, internally referred to as “augmented reality avatars.” A streamer being completely nude outside of some censoring would very likely draw an immediate ban.
This is CodeMiko’s fourth ban from Twitch. She was recently banned in 2021 for displaying someone’s name and contact information during a stream, which she said was accidental.
Is CodeMiko permanently banned?
CodeMiko’s ban from Twitch is only temporary.
CodeMiko responded to news of the ban on Twitter by suggesting the ban is permanent. This likely isn’t the case as Twitch’s internal coding explicitly labels the ban as “Temporary_TOS” and she retains partner status. She generally acknowledged that the hint of a permaban was a joke in the responses on Twitter.
The length of the ban is unknown at this time, but the standard from Twitch is three to five days.