A Twitch streamer named Jon Zherka was banned recently for surfing Tinder on live stream. One of the pictures on Tinder displayed women in swimsuits, which has allegedly led to the ban. Following his ban, Zherka continued to call out hot tub streamers on the platform.
This isn't the first time that hot tub streamers on Twitch have been called out. Numerous individuals have previously called out Twitch for their alleged bias towards these hot tub streamers.
Twitch streamer banned on Twitch for swiping profiles Tinder on live stream
Zherka explained that he was banned because of hovering on the image of a woman in a swimsuit for far too long. He considered it to be harmless but ended up getting banned for it.
He also stated that his chat was very respectful compared to the chat that these hot tub streamers had. The internet didn't take kindly to the Amazon-owned platform either.
The internet kept calling out Twitch for their alleged double standards. People went on to say that these hot tub streamers brought in a lot of money for Twitch, which is why the Amazon-owned platform turned a blind eye towards them. Users have been levying these allegations against Twitch for a while now.
While most of the internet was in support of this streamer, there were a few others who weren't in agreement with him.
Users on Reddit called him out for allegedly questing on Twitch. According to an individual on Reddit, questing refers to the act of looking up not-so-famous streamers on the platform and trying to get on a call with them.
Reddit users have also said that swiping on Tinder was allegedly against the ToS of Twitch, and that's why Zherka was banned. The images of the women in swimsuits had nothing to do with his ban.
Users have gone on to accuse Zherka of lying and cooking up a story just to fit his agenda. They went on to say that his ban took place even before the hot tub meta was actually a thing on Twitch.
People on Reddit have also stated that hot tub streamers start streaming in swimsuits of their own accord. The women on Tinder, on the other hand, had no idea that their profiles were being displayed to thousands of people without their consent.
Some people on Reddit have been really aggressive in their stance against this individual. They've gone on to accuse him of sexually objectifying women. They've also said that he was desperately trying to become a reality TV star on Twitch and lacked skill.
People have accused him of lying as well. However, some people have also maintained the stance that if he was banned for swiping on Tinder during a live stream, it would be absolutely ridiculous.
As mentioned before, the hot tub meta has been under fire recently. Popular streamer Felix "xQc" Lengyel has bashed the hot tub streamer meta. According to him, that's not what Twitch is about.
However, Rachel "Valkyrae" Hofstetter went on to say that the hot tub meta was absolutely fine. They weren't hurting anyone, so there shouldn't be a reason to project hate towards them.
Given the direction in which things are headed, debate about the hot tub meta and Twitch's alleged double standards won't stop anytime soon. Twitch has remained silent on the ban, and it's highly unlikely that they'll be saying anything about it anytime soon.