The Twitch community has a love/hate relationship with sexualized content on the platform, and streamer Sweet_Anita framed the issue that puts the onus on the audience.
Twitch users have been historically up in arms about the prevalence of ‘boobie streamers’ on the site , but Anita believes a bigger problem on the streaming site is giving way to these negative sentiments.
After being asked about her thoughts on “Twitch thots,” Anita reexamined the problem citing the hypocrisy of the prevalent sexualized content as being the product of streamers meeting a demand that viewers create.
Anita drew the connection to people’s interest in pornography but the lack of approval when it comes to quietly supporting streamer’s who suggestively display themselves on stream.
“Most of you guys watch porn. Most of you guys enjoy porn. You like seeing women express their sexuality and be on display,” Anita explained. “But you like it when it benefits you… When a woman is actually the one benefitting from her own beauty, we seem to resent it and get really fucking angry about it, and I don’t know why.”
Some dissenters said that Twitch is not the appropriate setting that merit the indulgence of those images, but according to Anita, the audience might be directly shaping the platform to be as such.
“When people provide a show that has a sexual context and [viewers] flood that more than they do other kinds of content, they are voting with their with their viewership. And that’s not on the people providing the content, that’s on the people viewing,” Anita said.
In their year in review, TikTok have revealed the most viral videos on the platform throughout 2020, and it’s a great reminder that not everything was bad this year, despite what was going on in the world.
We’ve already seen Bella Poarch — who, as you might have already guessed, features on this list — explain how TikTok saved her life this year, and some of the content we’ve seen from multiple creators has given us all entertainment and something to be excited about.
So, in a year that has been absolutely huge for the growth of TikTok, let’s have a look at the ten most viral videos on the platform in 2020.
10. Hartyt’s goose “throws it back”
Is this the most famous goose on TikTok?
Dancing is one of the most common activities on TikTok, so if you want to find success with it, you need to offer something unique. And that’s exactly what Hartyt did when he brought his goose into the fold to dance for the camera.
At the time of writing, this video has earned itself 18.3 million views and 3.3m likes.
At the time of writing, this video has amassed almost 15m views and 2.7m likes.
8. Tabitha Brown gives the world Carrot Bacon
Yes, carrot bacon. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Ever wanted to make carrot bacon? Probably not, but you will have after watching this, as Tabitha cooks up a healthy bacon alternative, gaining herself 19.9m views at the time of writing and 3.6m likes.
7. Eliza Peterson reveals the truth about dinosaurs
In this hilarious skit, Eliza explains what really happened to the dinosaurs: a miscommunication between God and his angels, resulting in the species’ sad extinction. 19.4m views later and we still don’t know the truth…
6. Awa_de_horchata_uwu’s… llama dance?
Perhaps the hardest to explain on this list, we’ve got a llama (or maybe an alpaca) dancing to the popular Mi Pan Su Sus sound.
Despite the insanity of the video, it racked up over 146m views and 17m likes, so it clearly struck a chord with a considerable number of people this year.
5. Will Smith wipes it down
Even Hollywood actors can’t resist joining in on TikTok trends.
Will Smith might be best known for his work in some of the biggest films and TV shows of this century, he’s no stranger to TikTok, either.
In fact, he picked up a ludicrous 260m views doing this “wipe it down” challenge — transitioning between his regular self and his Men in Black character, Agent J.
4. Jalaiah Harmon shows off her Renegade at NBA All-Star Game