Twitch Streamer Suspended Over 'Sexually Suggestive' Chun Li Cosplay
Twitch has temporarily suspended the account of art streamer Quqco after a weekend stream in which she was cosplaying as the popular Street Fighter character Chun Li. According to the popular streaming platform, Quqco violated its guidelines on "sexually suggestive content or activities." As fans of Street Fighter will be aware, Chun Li's outfit includes a thigh-high slit which is considered, by some, to be... "sexually suggestive", as Twitch clearly thinks.
However, Quqco told Kotaku over email that she was aware Twitch might have a problem with the outfit and actually ordered one size up " to ensure that the slit wasn't too high. She added, "The slit of this dress is cut lower than some runner shorts I own." Quqco also told Kotaku that she believes "a group of trolls" played a part in the three-day suspension. These people, the streamer says, have repeatedly been targeting her with mass reports as she has, in her own words, "been branded a thot."
Quqco, a streamer with a modest following who enjoys drawing pictures of some of her favourite gaming characters while on stream, was previously banned back in August for dressing as Mai Shiranui, a character from the King of Fighters series. Quqco alleges that this suspension was also the result of a targeted campaign to report her carried out by members of the LivestreamFail subreddit.
While a moderator for LivestreamFail has denied any connection to the recent suspension, Kotaku reports having seen a since-deleted post on the subreddit that read, ""Lmao saw her streaming again today and instantly reported the thot."
A LivestreamFail moderator denied any connection to the most recent stream, but according to Kotaku, one member of the group wrote in a since-deleted post, "Lmao saw her streaming again today and instantly reported the thot." Despite this, one moderator or the subreddit told Kotaku that "considering the thread was submitted after her ban by Twitch it's pretty hard to argue that it's the result of a LSF brigade."
As Kotaku points out, Twitch's guidelines on sexually suggestive content have always been incredibly vague. While anything "suggestive" will be prohibited, the streaming platform makes exceptions based on intent and context, including the content of the channel in question, camera angles, and reaction to the content from viewers.
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