Streamer Indiefoxx has been banned on Twitch after violating the nudity and attire policy which states the minimum requirements for clothing on stream.
Twitch made the ban decision a few hours after a clip of jakenbake commented on her attire while streaming in the Just Chatting category. Indiefoxx was wearing a swimsuit and sitting in a hot tub while streaming. In the clip, she stood up and performed a spin, and when jakenbake pauses the video, he wonders if the back of the swimsuit was see-through. The clip had garnered almost 100,000 views when Indiefoxx was banned. While it isn’t clear whether jakenbake’s Twitch clip contributed to Indifoxx’s ban, the sheer number of views the clips had could have been a contributing factor as the incident became more visible.
Twitch’s nudity and attire policy states that all streamers must cover “the area extending from your hips to the bottom of your pevis and buttocks”. The coverage must be fully opaque, and sheer or see-through clothing doesn’t constitute adequate coverage.
“We don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks”, the Twitch policy states. This seems to be where Indiefoxx ran into the problem Twitch had with her January 27 stream.
The nail in the coffin for Indiefoxx was probably when she stood up to spin around, showing her rear which was not completely covered. In reaction to her ban, many users on Twitter wondered if the swimsuit was actually see-through. Indiefoxx made a video on Twitter showing that the suit was not see-through and was completely opaque in the back.
While the baithing suit wasn’t actually sheer, Twitch seems to be taking the coverage of “the area extending from your hips to the bottom of your pevis and buttocks” very strictly, and issued the ban. Some have speculated that the ban will only be 24 hours since other streamers have received such a ban for the same or similar violations, lthough Twitch has been called out for being inconsistent with its banning system.
— Indiefoxx (@indiefoxxlive) January 29, 2021
Many Twitch streamers are frustrated with Twitch’s inability to be consistent when making bans and suspensions. For example, MissBehavin was only banned for three days for showing full nudity on stream, while Sebastian “Forsen” Fors was banned indefinitely for accidentally opening an explicit GIF featuring a horse. Forsen’s ban was eventually reversed, but the disparity in Twitch bans between the two were brought up multiple times after MissBehaven was unbanned after only three days’ time.
While Twitch did update and make clearer some of its policies in 2020, it still suffers from complaints of unfair banning practices, and this hasn’t yet changed in 2021.