Microsoft’s Twitch Competitor Criticized for Strict Dress Code

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Mixer’s popularity has grown immensely after Ninja announced he would be leaving Twitch and broadcasting on Microsoft’s service exclusively, but some streamers have taken the opportunity to complain about its strict clothing requirements. The company has rating-specific guidelines, but even the 18+ category isn’t lenient enough, they say:

  • The chest must be covered from the bust-line to the end of the rib cage. No “under cleavage”
  • Clothing that shows the midriff such as crop tops are allowed
  • Strapless tops only if the top can be clearly seen on camera. No one should have to “guess” if the streamer is wearing clothing
  • Situational appropriate clothing is allowed
  • Swimwear that is considered acceptable at a family beach is acceptable when at a beach, pool or participating in a sporting event
  • When at a gym sports bras are allowed to be worn as clothing as long as the breastbone is covered

This is probably Microsoft’s way of cracking down on so-called “titty streamers,” who are less about gaming and more about making money off of lonely suckers by dressing provocatively. But that hasn’t stopped people from calling the rules “sexist.”

The 18+ category is where things get noticeably more lenient. Streamers must have their chests covered “from the bust-line to the end of the rib cage,” crop tops are allowed, and strapless tops are allowed so long as it’s clear that the streamer is still wearing a top. Additionally, “situational appropriate clothing” is allowed, such as swimwear at a beach, and sports bra at a gym.


Tsing Mui
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