Twitch streamers Indiefoxx and Amouranth have opted to take their weekend off. However, one might not have known that their days off were not voluntary. The two streamers, in fact, both just received a ban on the platform not long ago.
Jenelle Dagres and Kaitlyn Michelle Siragusa, better known as Indiefoxx and Amouranth on Twitch, were struck with bans after streaming overly carnal ASMR content continuously.
Meanwhile, Twitch is clamping down on ASMR streams and has started with restricting two among the most known faces in the industry. Both of them in total have more than 4 million followers subscribing to follow their content.
However, the big question here is why did they ban two top famous ASMR streamers out there?
Twitch cracks down on ASMR streams
For starters, Indiefoxx and Amouranth were pouring their efforts into the “ASMR Meta” category to gain revenue and popularity.
In general, this is not a problem as Twitch is open to everybody. We know of streamers using this tag for the contents like whispering, reading, tapping fingernails,… However, the two good-looking streamers among lots of others started abusing this privilege for their own good. This was in turn hurting genuine and small-time ASMR content creators.
There is probably a division of opinions on whether the platform should be policing, while Indiefoxx and Amouranth’s bans were the result of abusing Twitch’s privilege instead of violating the rules intrinsically.
Considering the fact that the platform has grown big over time, filling it under the name of pseudo-ASMR content poses a conflict with the authentic parameters.
Needless to say, the restriction is certainly not permanent so streamers like Indiefoxx and Amouranth will need to return to other appropriate sections, or else they would have to face more bans in the time coming.
All in all, the genre of content that gets produced was not the issue. It is because the streamers have piggybacked on the ASMR meta to get more income and views.
What netizens say
Twitter has been booming with diverse reactions, to say the least. While some said that the bans were not fair, others claimed that the streamers should not deem themselves as content creators at all.
Regardless of the case, Twitch will need to do a better job in defining parameters as well as framing projecting rules in regards to similar problems. Currently, we can assume that the ASMR section will remain lowkey for a period of time.