Rooster Teeth, or more specifically their representative Meg Turney, has been banned from the growing streaming juggernaut following a crackdown on inappropriate clothing, or lack of clothing entirely.
Protect the children. (Even though they all have smartphones these days.)
Don't know why anyone would defend her, if she wants to make porn there are places dedicated to exactly that. Twitch have the right to ban content that they think is inappropriate for their site. Hate it that when a site bans sexually explicit content they are villainized, it's their business and they do what they want with it. It's not about protecting the children it's about having an environment for a certain type of audience, you won't find gaming videos on porn sites or atheism being taught by Muslims, I'm sure even in your own home there are things acceptable and unacceptable which in another person's house would be the complete opposite.
Don't bother clicking on the article people, no pictures there
Why didn't they just tell her to put a fooking jumper on? So, they're banning a Twitch channel because the user is "sexy." She may be but i argue that it is very easy for girls to become fine like the sunshine with certain clothes and certain makeup while us males are still allowed to Twitch stream our horrendous, hideous faces all over the internet, seriously we look like we were all born under a bridge. Sexy to get hits? Commercialism has done that since it's inception but we're allowed to keep the twonks who would drink an entire bottle of Whisky in one gulp to get hits (infinitely more dangerous but yeahhhhh.) I once saw a Twitch stream user that was so ugly, i could literally hear his face. And, if your kid is under 13 and has access to the internet, you are a moron, no Seseme Street singalong can save them for the crap on there.
Was it really that bad? I've never seen her twitch channel thing so I have no idea.
@Sashamaz Oh so Twitch bans Rockstar games, Mass Effect and Dragon Age games, Bayonetta, etc? What about the violent video games out there? Not to mention, she wasn't naked. Was she even in her underwear? Even if, priorities and some awareness people.
Good point googer. It's pretty hypocritical to ban someone for showing too much skin and then offer a service to watch people play games that show a bunch of skin.
Hey, to be fair it's meant to be about steaming games. If twitch want to alienate people with strict policies, they will soon fall from grace. There are plenty of other alternatives available.
I honestly don't think they should start down this path of strict rules and restrictions, but it's just somewhat sad that a site literally created to showcase games apparently cannot be successful without real world fanservice that has nothing to do with games.
This is a problem. More girl cam ***** have moved to Twitch since it has become so popular and profitable. The majority of the time, their camera is 10x bigger then the screen, which barely shows gameplay footage, and if it does they are completely garbage. Hope Twitch enforces strict rules.
50% at least of the girl streamers wear skimpy tops and such to improve views and get followers. I guess its okay for some to do it and not others.
lol right? some asian chick was streaming last weekend, and it was straight up boobage, all night long. she kept leaning forward into the camera, and all. it was pathetic, but not pathetic enough that I left....
Yeah I really dislike this. It is obvious why the girls are doing it and it's inappropriate for the platform they're running on. I also find it weird that women are all about sexism and how they are portrayed in games and yet you have a bunch of them doing this sort of thing. Don't objectify me but here look at my boobs and send me money. I'm glad it is gone from twitch. It was sleazy behaviour and I hope they keep cracking down on it.
I blame gamergate or whatever the hell that is all about. What about banning everything. I can only imagine the headlines now: Twitch bans the internet.
And this is why we need a NEW streaming service that caters to adults. When the average age of a gamer is ~30 years old I am sure there is more than enough of an audience for this type of entertainment that combines sexuality with video games. Don't like how twitch handles things? Then lets start a service that is adult friendly and let the market decide the worth. If your site bans outright nudity but allows skimpy clothing you won't even have to worry about all the red tape that comes with a nudie site while still allowing for a more adult-like service to be provided. EDIT- and to all those "she was making porn" statements above and below - you need to read the article. She wasn't making anything close to a porn. This ban was over booty shorts and bra. Both of which cover more than a lot in game models of female video game characters. The new rules are so dumb they even ban men from being shirtless. I wonder if that means you can't show Kratos streams???
Seems reasonable, and at least they're not discriminating. It's a service to stream GAMES, not people. So as they said, "Lets keep it about the games ok?"
Agreed. It's definitely, like all semi-automated blocking processes, over the top. There's a line between not using the service for what it's meant for - streaming video games - and banning users based on their choice of clothing in their profile pictures, actual R-rated nudity aside. This measure really does fall on the bad side of self-expression via Twitch and reeks of their wide-scale block-any-copyrighted-song measures in VOD policy that encroached on the permissions given by independent composers. After all, Twitch isn't just about the games. It's about the people streaming them, their choice of music, etc. I watch ManVsGame because Man is awesome, not just because he plays Dark Souls II. They should be free to wear what they want, so long as they're covering up what's conventionally known as "nudity" in the 21st century. Yes, I know that some users exploit their sexuality and just sketch drawings or mess around in Playroom for views. No, I don't think that a bad blocking policy needs to be implemented because of it.
well I recently found out about web cam sites where girls will do anything for money. I was amazed what some of them would do without even paying anything lol. No surprise that women on twitch would use there sexuality to get more popularity. If this type of thing worked for dudes then there would be no problem with it I bet. Im betting all the nerds who work really hard on their streams are getting mad that a girl who is barely a "gamer" to them is getting all the views because she is in a bra. Ive noticed that in our society, men and mostly ugly women try and control other woman's sexuality. Probably because it is the most powerfull tool in the world and deep down men know that woman's sex appeal is far more powerful then their careers and big bank accounts.
I agree with Twitchs statement, there is no reason to dress inappropriate while you stream games. There are plenty of other places for stuff like that if that is what your into.
Well twitch will never succeed overseas especially Japan where cosplay is heavy. Most video game costumes is over the top so what you think they going to wear. I for one find this hilarious. Feminist got a lot of companies running scared. Other industries just ignore the I still see countless beer commercials with damn near naked women. Yesterday I saw a lol kid ask his mother isnt the lady down the street from train station cold. You can't censor the world especially how fast kids are growing up. Better learn to be a better parent and teacher. My nephew's and nieces are more street smart than most adults. O well still funny. They just killed a positive way for her to make money. If she turn up tricking for money because of this the irony is gping to be through the roof
i didnt know cosplay attire was required to steam a game properly.... oh wait it isnt.
I'd imagine many feminists would disagree with these measures. When a woman's sexuality is expressed through one's own agency, instead of the lure of cash or a targeted male demographic, it shouldn't be hidden just because... values or something. There has to be a precedent. That's typically actual R-rated nudity, not a bra and shorts.
The trouble is who gets to decide what is and what isn't 'appropriate'. To me sexy girls in revealing outfits are always appropriate. It's like I told the complainers at my father's funeral, if you find topless Japanese girls go-go dancing in giant birdcages offensive maybe you should make all the arrangements yourself.
The owner of the service. That was easy. Its a private business and as such has the right to dictate what is and isn't appropriate on the site it controls.
She was ban for being a attention ho.. twitch is for gaming only
Thing is maybe that's how she is most comfortable playing games and streaming. even if she is in her underwear, who gives a shit people are so stupid over the shit they find offensive
There other site she can do that. Twitch is for gaming not gaining fame for being a attention ho. You can get fame without dressing like that.
You shouldn't be streaming in your underwear... People should have some sense of decency if you're going to be viewed by hundreds if not thousands of people. Want to game in underwear when you're at home? Cool, but don't do it on camera unless you want that kind of attention. This goes for men or women. There's no way she could be so naive as to not think about how she's dressed, just because that's how she might normally play games. So it was obviously for attention.
That's the worst reasoning I've ever heard. Really? She's most comfortable streaming naked? If she was really that comfortable, she would be naked 100% of the time, and we'd be living in a different world. I love how this attitude totally ignores the fact that nudity in the media is mostly about getting attention and money. She would not be all that comfortable if she wasn't getting some result, whether in the form of money or popularity, out of it. It's exploitation of the audience and we all know it. And I'm not saying she doesn't have the right to express herself, there are many appropriate mediums she can do that in. But this type of culture is really strange, people like yourself act like this is how the thinking should be, we shouldn't give a shit. That type of thinking really leaves no room for decency, and don't give me the argument about how it's natural, because we evolved this way for a reason. The problem feeds itself. I don't want to be seeing nudity in my face at every corner. Yes it would get my attention, but that's exactly why its exploitation. I'm not doing it out of choice I'm doing it because I can't help it.
You actually believe that? Please. I am not saying it is offensive, I could care less but her reasons for gaming in undies is not for "comfort". It is for hits.
She can go to any camho site and stream games only thing is she has to actually put stuff up her clam to make money instead of praying on horny virgins that use their dad's creditcard.
dayum she's hot tho
dat bomb is gonna explode xD
Grose without make up :/ Like Rihanna
good, sick of them showing off just to get views.. and looking like complete sluts. Too bad that's how the real world is mostly now too.
LOL Tails I love it that you're all grown up and use mature language.
agree 100%, I hate it when streamers resort to basically soft porn to get views, I loved reporting them on PS4 and watching the streams get closed, serves them right, if you are doing a video that is good and has good content then you will do well, with these women its whip em out to get views, then they wonder why they get harassed by teens online when playing games.
So are you the slut police then? What gives you the right to judge? Do the free world a favor and move your boring ass to Iran where gaming+boobies will never hurt you again. This is an industry that sells virtual acts of violence like candy. Where a streamer can mow down innocents in GTA 5 by the dozens and millions of players spend hours shooting each other in the face. But boobies? No. NO!!THAT's WRONG!
That second paragraph is just what I was thinking.
Its not boobs in a game is it , its some chick showing off her body to get hits on a gaming site. If you need porn that badly go to one of the many free porn sites online.
You called him boring, who are you to judge?
Yeah we get it, you're the top alpha male here who enjoys his six-packs of cheap shitty beer and lots of boobies and sex. Aren't you so edgy and evolved and unique? Sarcasm aside, your point is moot, because Twitch has the right to decide what is and isn't appropriate on their service, which they provide for free. Twitch is and has always been a gaming-oriented streaming site. If horny basement-dwelling desperately-in-need-of-a-roman tic-companion nerds wanna see some live action titties, then there are countless sites to see that at. And yes, some of them are nerd-centric specifically for those types of people. Twitch isn't the place for it. Those girls (and the rare percentage of guys, too) who are scantily-clad and hardly wearing anything, having their boobs clearly the focal point of the camera, leaning in and doing stupidly obvious shit like that -- they aren't doing it out of "comfort", they're doing it to get hits from pathetic horny drones who are willing to donate actual cash just to continue seeing live action gamur gurrrl tits. It's pathetic, and I'm glad Twitch has stamped this issue out. Either play the damn games, or gtfo.
@Maxor Boobs+gaming is not the point, the point is that twitch was not made for this. I know of a cam site where many women game and get their boobs outs, that is a website designed for naked women, some women just play games on there at same time. The point is twitch was not and never has been designed for this. Also I will agree violence is worse than boobs but twitch doesn't make the law the governments do, twitch has to follow them. If twitch turned around and said ok we will allow half naked women then it would just turn in to any other webcam site with 0 gaming and eventually credit card age verification. I'm sure many twitch viewers wouldn't appreciate that.
@Reefskye The law? Women are legally allowed to walk around topless in quite a few states. http://gotopless.org/toples... Also the law doesn't "allow" violence but deter nudity. All the video game violence is far more illegal than simply being naked, or in the case of this women, wearing a bra (something that women are shown in ALL OVER TV/COMMERCIALS).
If I wanted to get a boner I wouldn't be on Twitch watching people play games.
Stupid Twitch. Now I'm more interested in watching her streams than ever.
Meh, nothing wrong with showing a little bit extra during the stream, as long as the stream is about gaming. While I agree, kids shouldn't be seeing naked people all over the place, they also shouldn't be seeing people's heads being blown off. If we're going to protect them from one thing, it should be violence, not nudity. Nothing more beautiful than the human body IMO.
if you read twitches new rule she cannot partake in any other streams so she cant even be on a rooster teeth stream
So, when should we expect the feminists to come to her defense and raise a fuss about her right of self expression? (crickets)
That would be hilarious if feminists argued she SHOULD wear skimpy clothes. They usually want women to wear flannel shirts and hiking boots.
No not quite, most feminists have no problem with women dressing provocatively, they have a problem with men objectifying them in said provocative clothing...it's kinda hard to explain. Basically it's perfectly okay for women to dress however they want...BUT DON'T YOU DARE LOOK AT THEM!!! That's about how I understand it.
Feminists might be OK with women wearing revealing clothing, but they'd go into full attack mode against me if I actually NOTICED. It's "proof" of what an evil misogynist oppressor I am for reacting like a human male noticing an attractive woman dressed provocatively. Feminists seem to think biology and evolution aren't real. These things are all social constructions created by the evil patriarchy to attack womyn. LOL. It's like a friggin' cult. There's nothing to substantiate it, yet many have gone completely off the deep end with this stuff.
this news site is wrong she was only warned by a moderator https://twitter.com/megturn...
Don't like the way she dress don't watch her streams.
No one is watching her streams if she is banned :)
have they seen a commercial recently? this is what happens when people have too much time on their hands and little to do
It seems a bit staged to me as they had a full press release ready to go and sent to us. Almost like they were looking to get banned to get the attention.
Why can't she wear a nice turtleneck sweater, or even better a birka.
Her viewers rating would drop like a stone if she wasnt half nude, but now I guess they are zero lol, serves her right, if a guy was on twitch with his nob out people would complain in seconds but a woman is in her undies or worse and people defend her. Its the same with the recent cases at schools, if its a female teacher in a sexual relationship with a kid the reaction is 90% "nice work getting a hot teacher" or "WOW what a lucky guy" then when the sex is switched and its a male teacher its " the guy should be in gaol forever" "the guys a dirty pedo and should be killed" The world is topsy turvy when it comes to equal rights.
LOL has anyone seen the garbage like Nicki Minaj's Anaconda on YouTube that gets through despite being insanely/grossly sexual and highly suggestive without even having an age gate? It's pretty shameful that these double standards are formed against anyone who's not on a contract or bringing in money to these corporate wankers. I guarantee you if it was someone like Justin Bieber topless playing COD on Twitch it would not get removed. Bunch of f*****g pricks.
LOL did you just use an analogue about Youtube to describe Twitch. Relevance?
"Let's keep this about games, shall we?" Exactly. Besides, I'm sure there's a strip club down the road she can work at.
who is this incarnation? never heard of her... wtf man, iam gettin older but anyways, i wont follow any news about here further. leave me alone. in my opinion its only about money and gettin famous, nothing more. without me.
.. Hmm, Twitch is a privately owned site and has every right to moderate, enforce and change rules at will. I do hope people get warnings though so they can at least choose to comply when the rules are tightened. I've done some things which definitelly are definitely in a twitch rules "grey area" and I'd like to think i wouldnt get banned immediately.
Everyone enjoys looking at beautiful people but I can see why this might be a problem. Time and a place. Sex does not need to be used to promote everything now does it? There are countless avenues for people to get their kicks, but twitch game streaming should be kept so. An individual has to have an already inflated ego to want to live stream themselves for attention, the cheapest way to get that attention is with the body, not the mind. I don't see any problem with twitch wanting to keep the channel clean and about gaming. I congratulate them for their commitment. To all the guys and gals who wanna shake and show their bits, join a porn service.
So if you don't like a certain channel, is there something preventing you from leaving that channel and going to another one? Maybe you prefer a dorky dude. That's fine. By why should your preference have anything to do with mine? Are you so arrogant that you think all channels should be devoted only to what you like? I'd rather see a cute girl stream a game and I don't consider that the same as porn. Even if she should flash (which is a somewhat different matter) it is not porn. People are so fearful and ashamed of the human body and to me it's ludicrous. Just my 2cents.
wow, chill. "Are you so arrogant that you think all channels should be devoted only to what you like?" What brought that on? I did not realise I was being arrogant and demanding people like what I like. I thought I was just saying that if twitch game streaming does not want tits and ass on their platform then they should be allowed to enforce that. I did not know twitch was banning beautiful people, I guess I should have read the terms and conditions better because that's not what I got from this article. Also I don't really think this is about being ashamed of the human form, I think it is more about the fact that twitch is a closed platform for game streaming for all ages to enjoy, meaning that the content should be suitable for children as well as adults. No need to have an aneurysm over it. There could be solutions such as a mature section which requires whatever checks to make sure suitable aged people are watching, or make a dedicated kids zone, I don't know. Bottom line is it is their service and if they make it unappealing for viewers to watch then they will suffer accordingly. But I don't see anything wrong with what they are doing based on the reason why. Anyways...
I'm not having an aneurysm over it but I am fairly passionate about censorship. There's already too much of it and it's always in the name of the children and what's suitable. Look how many times so-called family groups propose banning "violent" video games. The points I was trying to make were 1) censorship is wrong, 2) nudity and/or "risqué" dress is not porn, and most importantly, 3) you can always go to another channel should the one you visited bother you. It seems like you admit that last one is an option and I'd be fine with there being a kid zone much like Netflix does. I just don't get where people say "I don't want to watch "XYZ" so nobody she would be able to. That and I find it hypocritical that Twitch is fine with people streaming games like GTA and then be upset with what the streamer is wearing or not wearing. Also, I can't believe two people voted down my other comment saying censorship is bad. That's just scary. I guess we should all just do like China does.