The latest “Female Streamer of the Week” rankings are causing outrage in the Twitch community, particularly because of the placement of female streamers’ content in the category “Pools, hot tubs and beaches“ to produce. MeinMMO shows you what the opinions are.
What kind of list is this? Weekly rankings cause a stir on the “StreamAwards” Twitter account. But the most recent ranking, “Streamer of the Week”, from November 13, 2023, is met with considerable controversy in the Twitch community.
The top 5 list of German-speaking streamers consists of Mellooow_, HoneyPuu, xFibii, Vansessy and Mahluna. However, many are not happy with it, especially when it comes to Mellooow_ and Vansessy.
Twitch as an advertising platform for adult paid content
Why is the community upset? The outrage arises because both streamers have “Pools, Hot Tubs and Beaches” listed in the top 3 of their stream categories (via Twitchtracker for Mellooow_ and Vansessy).
This category predominantly shows women in bikinis or skimpy clothing in pools or hot tubs.
Streamers are accused of using a business tactic that is also used by international streamers like Amouranth.
S! for socials
Slightly suggestive but free content is shown on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram or Twitch, while more explicit content is moved to paid platforms such as OnlyFans. Twitch only serves as an advertising platform.
The “code” for this tactic is a phrase like “S! for Socials”: This is an invitation to take a look at Onlyfans.
Amouranth also uses a similar business tactic:
What are the comments? The Twitch community reacts indignantly to this list, with numerous negative comments underlining the dissatisfaction.
Even the prominent German Twitch streamer MckyTV, who had previously expressed his concerns about such streams, is clear about this. In a comment under the Twitter post he writes:
This list is a disrespect to every woman who sits down for hours every day and thinks about content. We can’t do anything about Twitch, but at least removing these streams from the list would be a start.
Mcky via X (formerly Twitter)
The unanimous opinion in the community is that such content should not appear in the rankings:
The heated reactions in the community are leading to calls for a revision of the criteria for these rankings. Many are calling for streamers who specialize in sexually suggestive content to be removed from these lists. The aim is to strengthen recognition for other content creators and ensure more diversity in the official rankings.
You can read what Twitch said some time ago about content like Amouranth’s and what they want to do about it here: Amouranth earned millions of dollars from it – Twitch is finally calling licking microphones what it is