Twitch's banning streak continues this week with streamer Qucqo as the latest to receive suspension after wearing a Chun-Li cosplay while live streaming.
Quqco, an art streamer who cosplayed as Street Fighter character Chun-Li last night during a live stream, tweeted this morning to inform her followers that Twitch had issued a Community Guidelines strike on her account due to "sharing or engaging in sexually suggestive content or activities." She has been suspended for three days.
In a reply to her tweet, a follower asked if something might've happened in her stream, causing Twitch to flag her content. "I don’t twerk." Quqco replied, "I’m not a dancer nor gamer. I just sit and draw. The last ban was the same ban category and their reply was for inappropriate attire."
I don’t twerk. I’m not a dancer nor gamer. I just sit and draw. The last ban was the same ban category and their reply was for inappropriate attire.— quqco 🔜 TwitchCon (@quqco) September 16, 2019
This is not the first time Twitch has banned Qucqo. Just last month, on August 18, she was banned following a stream where she cosplayed as The King of Fighters' Mai Shiranui. While bending over to pick something up from the floor, she accidentally revealed her underwear. As a result, she was not only suspended from Twitch, but also banned from participating at TwitchCon 2019's Artist Alley, where she was set to table with Twitch partner SleepyMia.
Following her ban last month, Quqco claimed she was sexually harassed and mass reported by followers of the popular subreddit /r/livestreamfail.
Sexually suggestive content on Twitch has been a hot topic as of late, with many female streamers receiving suspensions due to violations of Twitch's Community Guidelines. Regarding clothing, the guidelines state, "Attire intended to be sexually suggestive and nudity are prohibited." In the past week, Twitch has suspended popular female streamers Amouranth and Fareeha, the latter who has since been unbanned.
Over the weekend, in response to the growing number of suspensions, Quqco took to Twitter express her anger and frustration: "I'm just SO angry at this injustice @twitch. [...] How is it OK for women to have to take this abuse because a bunch of trolls want to mass report? How is OK for trolls to continuously come at us and we can't do anything but TAKE the beating? Get enough mass reports and we automatically must be banned."
How is it OK for women to have to take this abuse because a bunch of trolls want to mass report? How is OK for trolls to continuously come at us and we can't do anything but TAKE the beating? Get enough mass reports and we automatically must be banned. (3/3) @TwitchSupport— quqco 🔜 TwitchCon (@quqco) September 14, 2019
While Quqco makes a number of fair points in her tweets regarding sexism and misogyny regarding female streamers, it appears unlikely so far that anything will change. It's clear from the number of actions Twitch has taken as of late that the platform isn't taking chances when it comes to any possible violation of Community Guidelines.