UPDATE 4:22PM PST August 19:
As reported in a tweet by Rod 'Slasher' Breslau on August 19, one of the Korean models 'sooflower' revealed on Instagram that the group are only banned for three days, and that they plan to return soon.
"as an update, sooflower says the four girls have been suspended for three days (only), and she thanks everyone for the stream hitting a peak of 30,000 viewers. says they'll take the next few days to relax and do Instagram before coming back to Twitch," he tweeted.
as an update, sooflower says the four girls have been suspended for three days (only), and she thanks everyone for the stream hitting a peak of 30,000 viewers. says they'll take the next few days to relax and do Instagram before coming back to Twitch pic.twitter.com/gVHhDF2tgA
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 19, 2019
Four Korean supermodels were banned on Twitch on August 18 after a risque poolside stream went viral and became the most watched channel in the 'Just Chatting' category.
One of the more popular categories on Twitch is ‘Just Chatting’ where streamers can talk to their audience. The category is also often a host of bizarre and unsavory things.
On August 18, a Korean channel featuring several models rolling around in bikinis and pushing their stream towards the NSFW territory caught the eyes of many and Twitch wasn't happy about it.
The Korean models got banned
Four Korean models named ‘sooflower’, ‘addielyn9’, ‘chobiman0125’ and ‘damicos’, undressed to their bikinis, and streamed around a swimming pool, while interacting with their growing audience.
During the stream, the women posed suggestively, and at one point three of them got into the water behind some glass, and pressed their body against it. The broadcast quickly gained an audience, and even hit over twenty-seven thousand viewers, shooting it to the top of the ‘Just Chatting’ category.
Despite the stream being hosted on sooflower’s channel, Twitch took steps to ban each individual model’s own channel that participated in the poolside broadcast.
This led some users to decry the move, saying that other Twitch personalities have done poolside streams before.
Although the streaming platform bases bans on context and intent, it's unclear how long their ban is for, as violations of the Community Guidelines can range from a 24 hour ban all the way up to a month.
People were shocked
Popular Twitch personality Tyler 'Trainwreckstv' Niknam, ranted about the models stream, saying it was shameless during his August 18 broadcast. “It’s absolutely shameless. It’s like the mannerisms, the behavior. All of it shameless,” he said.
Another Twitch personality 'm0xxy' was in a chat with a group of people when he watched the korean models.
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A user in the chat asked “M0xxy, you do know there are sites where you can see those kind of girls naked, right?” to which another person replied, “Yeah but this is better, because I see Twitch emotes” which caused the streamer to break out in laughter.
Twitch will often issue bans to channels that violate its Community Guidelines, but it's unclear most of the time how long the restriction is for unless the streamer gets told themselves and announces it publicly.
In this case, none of the models have commented at the time of writing.