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RatedEpicz, who streams gameplay from the popular GTA V roleplaying server NoPixel 3.0, was out exploring Los Santos when he decided to pay a visit to the Vanilla Unicorn. Anyone who's played GTA V and visited one of the game's raunchy clubs will be aware that there's plenty of NSFW content in there, but RatedEpicz was under the impression that RP streams on Twitch had seen plenty worse, and decided to head on in.
Unfortunately, Twitch swiftly hit him with a ban for broadcasting adult content. While unconfirmed, he strongly believes his being in the strip club was the main reason behind the suspension.
The good news is that is the streamer's first "offense", which means the ban isn't permanent. Twitch's adult content policy does flat out explain that any content sexual in nature is prohibited, which would suggest that in-game strip clubs are a no-go area. Even so, this incident has got fans and viewers talking once again about the double standards presented by Twitch.
Reddit user Jolly-Letterhead pointed out that he'd seen notorious streamer and YouTuber Ricegum "get head" from a girl in an roleplaying server while two other players had sex behind them, with no consequences. Another added that "literally every NoPixel streamer" has visited the Velvet Unicorn at some point.
"Amazing that you can play a game where you can rip out someone's spinal cord and beat them to death with it until they explode into chunks, but you can't play a game with people wearing lingerie and pole dancing," observed hiero_.
In an effort to prevent this kind of thing from happening to its players again, the NoPixel devs have opted to shut down the fictional club for now, although it could be rebranded to become the kind of establishment that can be streamed on Twitch without fear of bans.
"I could see the VU being turned into a "Night Club" or something and basically becoming a classier social hangout," wrote Reddit user Sorenthaz. "Really stupid though because the VU just added to the atmosphere and stripper stuff was never the focus, even for stripper players."
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