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Twitch artist threatens move to Mixer after another sexual content ban

Published: 18/Sep/2019 22:23 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 9:28

by Michael Gwilliam

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Yet another Twitch artist has been banned by the platform for a sexually suggestive work. 

On September 18, Saejin revealed that Twitch had suspended him for the second time meaning a third infraction would result in a permanent ban. 

The artist tweeted a photo of the allegedly inappropriate piece of non-nude cartoon females dressed in bathing suits. While the art does seem somewhat sexual, the content is similar in tone to games such as Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball – a game that users are allowed to stream on the site. 

According to Saejin, Twitch staff let him know ahead of time that he would be suspended, so he was able to back up copies of the vods.

The South Korean streamer added that the platform’s terms of service is getting to be too restrictive and the future of art on Twitch seems “wack”. 

In a follow-up tweet, Saejin said that in the event he received a permanent ban he would move to rival streaming site Mixer. The Microsoft-owned site gained notoriety back in August when Fortnite legend Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins revealed he would be ditching Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer.

In a final post, the artist uploaded what he was working on during his last stream, but was unsure if it was worth finishing because of the risk of a potential ban. The work in progress shows a woman dressed in steampunk attire with exaggerated breasts – typical for the medium. 

Saejin isn’t the first artist to be banned by Twitch for ‘sexually suggestive content’ and he likely won’t be the last. French pin-up artist Sareui was suspended for drawing characters from the game Fate/Grand Order

According to Sareui, she drew the characters “exactly the same as they are in the game”. 

Saruei/TwitchSaruei was not happy after Twitch decided to ban her.

Twitch’s public rules state that the site will: “restrict content that involves nudity or is sexual in nature.” They go on to add that while they understand, “some nudity or sexual content might be intended for educational, scientific, artistic, newsworthy, or academic purposes, we restrict this content due to the diversity in age and cultural backgrounds of our global community.” 

With all of Twitch’s recent bans as of late, it may be time for the platform to update its rules or be more vocal in why some things are acceptable and others are not. 

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PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.