The black censor bar meta has come to an end.
Twitch has officially banned implied nudity after controversy continued to grow around the black censor bar meta. For a while, streamers (mostly female) would attempt to position the camera or place a black censor bar so it would appear as if they were naked on stream, inspired by OnlyFans model Morgpie. It even caught on with Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa.
The streaming community started growing frustrated with the amount of implied nudity on the platform and it looks like Twitch has heard the outcry.
Twitch attire update includes ban on implied nudity
On January 3, Twitch announced that it had a new policy change impacting what streamers can and can’t wear in response to the controversial meta.
Twitch wrote: “We don’t permit streamers to be fully or partially nude, including exposing genitals or buttocks. Nor do we permit streamers to imply or suggest that they are fully or partially nude, including, but not limited to, covering breasts or genitals with objects or censor bars.”
Twitch continued that anyone presenting as a woman has to “cover your nipples” and can’t show an “under bust.” Cleavage is still okay but it must be clear that the streamer is wearing clothing.
The response has been mixed. Some are happy that the black censor bar reign is over. Others, however, feel that only small creators will be punished while larger streamers like Amouranth will be allowed to continue with the shenanigans. Some have even argued that male nipples should also be banned in an attempt to prove that women’s chests should not be sexualized.