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Twitch's controversial "hot tub meta" has dominated conversations among streamers, content creators, and viewers for weeks now.
Some believe that the new trend, which essentially involves streamers (mostly female) sitting in hot tubs and chatting, That's... kind of it. A few notable streamers have lashed out at the meta, believing that it comes far too close to falling foul of Twitch's sexual conduct policies and that other streamers have been banned for far less than sitting in a tub in a bikini.
Take a look at some of the funniest wins and fails produced by Twitch below!
Other streamers are happy to let the meta continue, and are even having fun getting in on the trend in their own ways. Take popular streamer cosplayer Shaperka, who recently helped bring the hot tub meta to new heights by dressing up as the Pokémon Magikarp and... splashing around in a small pool of water. Talk about fishing for views.
Love or hate the idea of streamers in hot tubs, I think we can all agree Shaperka has absolutely nailed this. I also can't imagine there's a single critic out there who could call out someone flailing around in an inflatable tub of water while dressed as a fish remotely sexual. I certainly hope not, anyway.
Take a look at Shaperka in action below. Truly, this can only be described as art.
i became a magikarp to compete with other hot tub streamers pic.twitter.com/pq9HQoU2C3- shaperka (@shaperka) May 10, 2021
"I'd like to note the neighbors saw me from their balcony above me and I can imagine that angle really added something special to the view," the streamer joked in a follow-up tweet.
Others praised Shaperka for the hilarious idea, with fellow streamer (and wife of Ninja) Jessica Blevins hailing her as a "f*cking legend" for her unique take on the hot tub meta. If there's any justice in the world, Shaperka's work here will mark the start of a new trend known as "water Pokémon hot tub meta". You heard it here first.