The latest “Female Streamer of the Week” rankings are causing outrage in the Twitch community, particularly over the placement of female streamers’ content in the category. “Pools, jacuzzis and beaches.“ to produce. MeinMMO shows you what the opinions are.
What kind of list is this? The weekly rankings cause a stir on the “StreamAwards” Twitter account. But the most recent ranking, “Streamer of the Week,” from November 13, 2023, generates considerable controversy in the Twitch community.
The list of the top five German-speaking streamers consists of Mellooow_, HoneyPuu, xFibii, Vansessy and Mahluna. However, many are not happy about this, especially when it comes to Mellooow_ and Vansessy.
Twitch as an advertising platform for paid adult content
Why is the community upset? The outrage arises because both streamers have “Pools, Jacuzzis and Beaches” in the top 3 of their streaming categories (via Twitchtracker for Mellooow_ and Vansessy).
This category predominantly features women in bikinis or skimpy clothing in pools or hot tubs.
The streamers are accused of using a business tactic that is also used by international streamers like Amouranth.
Yes! for social
Slightly suggestive but free content is shown on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram or Twitch, while more explicit content is transferred to paid platforms such as Onlyfans. Twitch only serves as an advertising platform.
The “code” for this tactic is a phrase like “YES! for Socials”: This is an invitation to take a look at Onlyfans.
Amouranth also uses a similar trading tactic:
What are the comments? The Twitch community reacts with indignation to this list, with numerous negative comments underlining the discontent.
Even prominent German Twitch streamer MckyTV, who had previously expressed concern about these types of broadcasts, is clear about this. In a comment below the Twitter post, he writes:
This list is disrespectful to any woman who sits for hours every day and thinks about the content. We can’t do anything about Twitch, but at least delisting these streams would be a start.
Mcky via X (formerly Twitter)
The unanimous opinion of the community is that this type of content should not appear in the rankings:
- “AZPECT-CUSTOMZ” writes: “Stream Awards for what? Shoot your butt at the camera in tights? There are streamers who agonize over content and try to promote entertainment in their community, while others just stick their butts in the camera. HIS talk alone is disgusting. How can you tolerate something like that? “I really understand it.”
- “polish priest“ writes: “Poverty indication for Twitch Germany”
- “Terranwolf” writes: “So this list cannot be surpassed in terms of disrespect. Why are Mellow and Vansessy on this list? The streams violate community guidelines in all streams because the buttocks are in the foreground of the stream. Read the guidelines. “Take them both out.”
- “Ninjang” writes: “With all love, streamers who violate ToS really shouldn’t appear here!”
- “PleX“ writes: “And who looks at these things? Precisely the pubescent and adolescents. It is generally prohibited because there are always minors involved. […] Finally do something, Twitch”
- “ZeViBear“ writes: “There are many streamers who are much more deserving of being on the list and who produce decent, crafted content. If a woman wants to make money with her body, let her do it. But not twitch. I think it’s a shame that you support this.”
- “Miri“ writes: “I don’t understand why there are women there who don’t make ANY CONTENT…. I mean, showing your butt is not content for me and Twitch is the wrong platform for that!
Heated reactions in the community are leading to calls to revise the criteria for these classifications. Many are calling for streamers who specialize in sexually suggestive content to be removed from these lists. The objective is to reinforce the recognition of other content creators and guarantee greater diversity in the official rankings.
You can read what Twitch said a while ago about content like Amouranth and what they want to do about it here: Amouranth made millions of dollars from this: Twitch finally calls microphone licking what it is