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Streamer accuses Twitch of sexism after ban for her clothing

Published: 21/Mar/2020 17:58

by Calum Patterson


Popular Twitch streamer Swebliss has hit back at the Amazon-owned site after she was banned, suggesting her punishment for her clothing is discriminatory.

Twitch has strict guidelines on what is considered appropriate attire, essentially advising streamers not to wear clothing that would be unsuitable in a public setting.

However, it is an area of the site’s community guidelines swamped in ambiguity, and Swebliss clearly feels her suspension, lasting only 24 hours, is unwarranted in this instance.

Swebliss taking a selfie.
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Swebliss had over 200,000 followers on Twitch at the time of her ban on March 21. Her streams focused on art and fashion.

Best known for her art and fashion streams, Swebliss, a Swedish Twitch streamer and YouTuber, had over 210,000 followers at the time of her ban, on March 21.

Shortly after her suspension, Swebliss explained on Twitter: “Someone reported me and Twitch closed the stream one day. This is insane. Twitch being hateful for clothes I’ve been wearing for years!? It’s fashion you closeminded a**holes!”

Continuing, she explained that after six years of art and fashion streams, her clothing had never been an issue, calling the ban “discriminating AF.” Swebliss has since deleted the tweets, explaining that she didn’t want it to seem as though she blamed the specific Twitch staff she had tagged.

The Swedish streamer accused the decision of being sexist, and suggested other users on the platform do and say much worse without punishment.

As this is her first ban, Swebliss will be off Twitch for only 24 hours. But, Twitch’s rules mean that further bans will last longer, often a week, then 30 days, then indefinite.

The streamer went on to explain that Twitch had apparently encouraged more non-gaming content for 2020, and that she had ‘lost faith’ in the platform.

After deleting her initial posts, because she didn’t want explicitly blame the staff she had tagged, Swebliss confirmed she had been in touch with Twitch. She says there was no explanation for the ban, and revealed the measures she takes avoid breaking the rules, even taping her clothes to avoid “accidents.”

Once her 24-hour suspension is up, Swebliss will be free to return to the platform and stream as normal.

But, she also posts on YouTube and Instagram, and so if truly disheartened by Twitch’s decision, may choose to focus on other platforms instead.

Swebliss is just the latest in a string of Twitch partners who make artistic content being handed suspensions. In November 2019, an anime artist lashed out at the platform after her artwork was deemed too be suggestive, sparking criticism against the platform for inconsistency and lack of transparency.

Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.


Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun


The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
UFC, YouTube
From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”