Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel says he will be banned for three days on the platform after watching a video that shows a frame with a “piece of dick”.
On July 30, the streamer revealed on stream that he was being reviewed for content streamed on his channel. Users on the subreddit r/LiveStreamFails say he watched a video that was 'Safe For Work Porn,' in which pornographic scenes are covered up with cartoony images for comedic effect.
When users attempt to view the video on YouTube, they receive a message that states, “this video may be inappropriate for some users” and asks them if they want to continue.
"They said that in the video they watched there’s a frame that isn’t fully covered and there’s a piece… there’s a piece of dick that shows up at some point. And I’m getting banned for three days for it,” the Overwatch tank player said. “It’ll probably start like tomorrow."
The news comes at an unfortunate time for xQc. The rising internet personality recently made the final 7 for Team Canada at the Overwatch World Cup and is waiting to hear back from Elon Musk about a potential IRL stream of SpaceX tour and Overwatch duos.
Twitch does have clear guidelines on sexual content. Their official website has a frequently asked questions page, which states that even if a user “accidentally showed content that was sexually explicit” they “can be reported and moderation may take appropriate action on that content.”
In many cases, such actions have included a suspension and sometimes the removal of said content.
“Given the nature of live content, we expect you to take proper precautions; even one incident may warrant action,” Twitch warns.
While it may seem odd that one frame of nudity is resulting in a three-day suspension, the guidelines are quite clear. It’s also possible that even if the streamer reviewed the video beforehand, he may not have actually caught a glimpse of the frame in question.
The Canadian isn't the first popular streamer to be caught showing nudity on stream. Back in January 2019, Alinity accidentally showed a "dick pic" posted in her Discord server.
Many of his fans might not agree with the suspension but the rules are the rules, and now he will face a short term absence on the platform as a result.