Twitch, the massive video game streaming service, has updated their Rules of Conduct that aims to crack down on sexually explicit broadcasters in order to “keep it about the games.”
Dress…appropriately Nerds are sexy, and you’re all magnificent, beautiful creatures, but let’s try and keep this about the games, shall we? Wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing – including lingerie, swimsuits, pasties, and undergarments — is prohibited, as well as any full nude torsos, which applies to both male and female broadcasters. You may have a great six-pack, but that’s better shared on the beach during a 2-on-2 volleyball game blasting “Playing with the Boys.” We sell t-shirts, and those are always acceptable. #Kappa
One of the notable people affected by the new rules is Rooster Teeth‘s Meg Turney, one of the anchors of “The Know.” Turney was actually banned from Twitch in accordance with the new rule change due to her “suggestive” images and broadcasts. A famous cosplayer and journalist, Turney responded to the situation with humor by starting the #TooHotForTwitch Twitter hashtag to rally other users who have been banned from the service.