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Twitch streamer Lucia Omnomnom said she received a three-day ban for taking her top off while her cameras were rolling, and Reddit dudes are upset that she didn’t receive a harsher punishment.
In a recent stream, Lucia apparently believed she was offline and had sent her live viewers to another channel (called “raiding”) when she removed her top and her bra while she was still on screen. She said on Instagram that she’d been banned for three days even though she thought, “I raided and hosted someone else at the end of my stream,” meaning her camera should not have been broadcasting.
In essence, Lucia—who has more than 24,000 subscribers along with more than 60,000 Instagram followers—said she didn’t know she was still filming when she removed her clothing.
The video showed the Romanian mother of two tapping on her phone before she disrobed, seemingly oblivious that her followers could still see her (she also almost immediately received two new subscriptions after taking off her clothes). Some on Reddit took the opportunity to comment on her body, while others were upset at what they felt was a light punishment.
The type of men who keep score and complain that men are burdened with “double standards” noted that some male streamers had been punished for far longer for seemingly minor infractions. One redditor wrote, “About a year ago a guy streamer on Twitch got a 90 day ban because his girlfriend had a nipslip on his stream. … The People’s Federation of Twitch is fucked.” Another said he had been banned for nearly a year for accidentally showing his underwear during a raid, writing, “I’ve contacted Twitch multiple times. They don’t give a fuck. I could send them the cure for bone cancer and they still wouldn’t care about my email. My innocence or lack there of isn’t a priority to them.”
Others on Reddit, of course, wondered whether the entire incident was faked.
I raided this fantastic woman teaching Sex Education. I was still live despite raiding. I know this clip looks bad, but a stream is supposed to automatically end during a raid. This was a Glitch @TwitchSupport Permanently Banned for Harassment HELP pic.twitter.com/bpEWAyjELL— Vexxed (@vexxedb4c) February 27, 2018
Twitch’s guidelines are clear about nudity on the site, though it doesn’t lay out the punishment for breaking those rules. Twitch did not immediately return the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
According to the site’s community guidelines, “Streaming is a public activity, therefore we recommend creators wear attire that is appropriate public attire for a given context, intent, or activity. For game streams, most at home streams, and profile/channel imagery, we recommend attire appropriate for public settings, such as what you would wear on a public street, or to a mall or restaurant. … Attire intended to be sexually suggestive and nudity are prohibited. Attire (or lack of attire) intended to be sexually suggestive includes undergarments, intimate apparel, or exposing/focusing on male or female genitals, buttocks, or nipples.”
Lucia didn’t immediately respond to a Daily Dot request for comment, but she returned to her livestream on Thursday and clearly, she was excited to be back online where she announced that she’s now a full-time streamer.
“I’m doing great,” she said. “I’m hyped to be streaming.”
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.