Jenelle "Indiefoxx" Dagres, a variety streamer with more than two million followers, has lost her partnered status with Twitch after finding herself in hot water for the sixth time this year.
Indiefoxx, as well as a number of other content creators, saw a lot of success from the hot tub trend on Twitch that exploded in popularity in May. The trend was simple enough - sit in a pool while wearing a swimming costume or bikini and chat with your audience, perhaps putting on a Mario Kart tournament every so often. A handful of streamers, including Indiefoxx, added sub goals to these streams, like writing a username on their body, following someone back on their social media accounts, or changing their outfit once a specific number of subscribers had been reached in a stream.
Twitch itself expressed that it had no issue with the hot tub streams, which riled up those who believed the women in the pools were promoting sexualised content. "Our nudity and attire policy does allow bathing suites in an appropriate context, and hot tubs do fall under that criteria," said Twitch, but the critics still weren't satisfied. Eventually, the platform introduced the Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches category to "control the content" and most of the major proponents of the hot tub trend moved onto ASMR streams.
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All in all, Indiefoxx has been banned by Twitch six times this year - on February 1st, February 23rd, April 7th, June 19th, and June 29th. Though it's not clear what sparked the most recent ban, it's possible that the platform found issue with Indiefoxx's ASMR streams which involved her reclining in yoga leggings and licking the microphone for subscribers. Though she's is no longer banned on Twitch, she has been stripped of her partnership with the platform, thereby losing the ability to monetise her streams and continue subscriptions. Indiefoxx is yet to comment on this news.
However, Natalia "Alinity" Mogollon has weighed in on Indiefoxx's numerous bans. Usually, if a streamer is banned three times by Twitch, they will not be able to return to the streaming service and will be permanently banned. Evidently, this hasn't happened to Indiefoxx or Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa. "So is Twitch gonna do something about repeat offenders? Or is it fair game for everyone to start stretching the [Terms of Service] as thin as they can?" said Alinity on Twitter. "I've been benefited by (sic) this blurred line before. I then thought it was messed up and I still do. We need consistency and equal treatment. What's the point of the TOS then?"
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