Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time – but has stated she will be ‘back soon’ and denying rumors that the ban was caused by her using the word ‘simp.’
Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.
That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona.
In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned – for the third time.
Why was CodeMiko banned?
The ban came on January 19, but the specifics around why CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch were unclear.
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The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch.
On January 21, CodeMiko clarified that this was not the case, stating simply: “It’s not because of the word ‘simp.'” She then dove a bit deeper into the suspension, saying she accidentally revealed a streamer’s private information.
“A female streamer and I were talking about female harassment online and I asked her what was the worst comment she had ever received. When I saw the email, it was pretty bad and was more like a threat than a comment,” she said in a TwitLonger.
“From my experience, threats are almost never sent from a user’s actual email address, but throwing up the screenshot got me banned. I only wanted to shine the light on harassment that streamers face and did not mean to violate terms.”
— Miko (@thecodemiko) January 23, 2021
This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020. However, a streamer usually has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban.
She will be returning on February 5 with a game-show style stream, inviting some of the biggest Twitch streamers along. More details will be revealed at a later date.