Entertainment

Twitch streamer banned over “suggestive” Chun-Li cosplay

Published: 16/Sep/2019 0:02 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 11:44

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch has been on a banning spree in the last month in regards to “suggestive content”, with the latest suspension being dished out to a cosplaying streamer who decided to show off her Chun-Li outfit.

Sexually suggestive content on Twitch has been a major talking point in the community in 2019. Some streamers have been looking to push the limits of what attire they can wear on stream, with more bans being handed out for “suggestive content” this year than seemingly any other.

However, some bans have been handed down on streamers cosplaying as some of their favorite characters, leading to people questioning where the line is drawn.

Art streamer ‘quqco’ was streaming on September 15 cosplaying Chun-Li from Street Fighter while chatting with her viewers. However, after she signed off for the day, she was hit with a suspension for “suggestive content” on stream.

“I just got banned for wearing a Chun-Li cosplay,” said the art streamer on Twitter, posting a screenshot of the email she received from Twitch.

She was banned for three days, and had a Community Guidelines strike placed against her account.

This isn’t the first time quqco has been in hot water with Twitch staff in 2019.

During an August 18 stream, she was banned after revealing her underwear as she bent over to pick up something off the floor while wearing a cosplay of Mai Shiranui from Dead or Alive.

Twitch: quqcoquqco was banned after wearing this Chun-Li cosplay on stream. She claimed she was the target of sexual harassment and mass reporting from members of the popular subreddit /r/livestreamfail.

This cosplay also garnered a three-day ban and a strike, and she was also banned from participating at the TwitchCon 2019 Artist Alley, where she was set to table with Twitch partner ‘SleepyMia’.

Twitter: quqcoThe art streamer was banned for this Mai Shiranui cosplay back in August.

Her second ban also comes after a plethora of suspensions in the last month as Twitch seems to be cracking down on streamer attire. Popular personalities ‘Amouranth’ and ‘Bridgett’ have both been banned in the last week, receiving three-day bans.

Twitch’s crackdown on certain content on their platform doesn’t seem to be slowing down, and streamers are having to become more cautious with how they present themselves on the platform in fear of getting their own accounts suspended.

Overwatch

Former Overwatch pro Ryuhejong suspended from Gen.G following Twitch drama

Published: 19/Jan/2021 21:43

by Bill Cooney

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Former Overwatch League star Jehong ‘Ryujehong’ Ryu has been suspended from the Gen.G organization after reportedly making sexist comments on stream.

Widely regarded as one of the best Ana and flex support players around, Ryujehong is a familiar name to any Overwatch esports fan. He was one of the most popular players in OWL before stepping away from the competitive scene after the Vancouver Titans nuked their roster back in May 2020.

On January 11, 2021, Gen.G announced that RJH would be joining their org as a content creator, which makes sense, as he was a figurehead for the org’s Seoul Dynasty squad during the League’s first two seasons.

Following what was a very short honeymoon period, the Korean-based org has now suspended Ryu for sexist comments he made on stream that quickly caught the attention of social media, as you can see below:

On January 16, Jehong streamed alongside a female streamer named Haegi, and reportedly made a number of sexist comments towards her multiple times, and even called her out for interrupting him, claiming that women shouldn’t interrupt men.

Since the stream happened the VOD has been deleted, but this is the internet, and the comments were quickly translated into English, kicking off the storm of social media backlash.

On January 19, Gen.G’s Chief Operating Officer Arnold Hur announced that the org was suspending Ryujehong “indefinitely” due to his on stream-comments.

“I’m personally very disappointed in the language used during the stream by Jehong. He was wrong, and I find it uncharacteristic of the person I knew who has always been a considerate, kind-hearted teammate,” Hur wrote. “Our belief is that whether you are a player or streamer, anybody with a platform should understand the responsibility of the higher standards that come with it. As such, we have suspended all of Jehong’s team-related activities indefinitely.”

Like Hur mentioned, Jehong did put out an apology of his own after the firestorm started, where he apologized for what he said, and promised to watch how he speaks in the future, but added he won’t be censoring himself either, according to a translation provided by @hannahhycho on Twitter.

“I am trying to move my streams towards the streamer Ryujehong. I know there are many people who used to watch my old streams who are struggling to adjust to the chat and are confused by the fact I will be using ‘streamer memes’ but I hope you can understand,” RJH wrote, according to the translation. “From now on, I will listen to feedback for my streams and chat to develop them further… I saw some messages from people who aren’t my fans and I want to tell them to stop fanning the flames.”

Just in case there weren’t enough wrinkles to this story, Haegi, the female streamer who was broadcasting with Ryujehong when the incident took place, has come out and defended him according to translations by Reddit user Great-Reno, saying they were bantering back and forth and what happened wasn’t what it seemed.

“Why RJH gets all the blame when I made sexist jokes with him either? This is a bit undeserved,” Haegi said in a YouTube video posted after the outrage began, according to the translation. “I’m cool with it. Why does it matter when the person involved with the matter feels okay? I don’t see why people get offended by this. Live in comfort please.”

Opinion from the female streamer that RJH was with from Competitiveoverwatch

Now, even if it just was some friendly banter back and forth, the kind of language Ryujehong apparently used just doesn’t fly when you’re signed to a major esports org like Gen.G, and is also a huge disappointment to the greater Overwatch community who saw him as a role model, and just a genuine, stand-up dude.

It remains to be seen when or if RJH will return from his suspension to being an active member of Gen.G.