Words like “simp” and “incel” will be banned from Twitch streams and comment sections in a revamped conduct policy that outlines clearer guidelines on what is and isn’t harassment.
In a blog post about the change, Twitch writes that the new rules are going into effect because the company “prioritizes minimizing harm to our users over freedom of expression, and we will limit some expression with the goal of preventing [and] protecting users from … hateful behavior and harassment.” As such, a number of phrases will be banned on the platform.
“Simp,” “incel,” “virgin,” and words that negatively target another person sexually and/or insult another person’s sexual activity are “not allowed under this new policy,” COO Sara Clemens said during a town hall. “We’re also proactivity denying emotes that include the term ‘simp’. We’ve removed [and] recorded them, and we’ll keep doing that once the policy changes.”
Okay, is it just me, or is this a bit much? Most people use the term “simp” as a meme. It isn’t meant to put people down, just laugh at blind lust and how guys can get trapped in it by a beautiful girl. I don’t understand how the word can be so toxic it has to be banned. It isn’t like a racial slur or something. Also, so what if someone is a virgin? Why is it considered an insult to call someone a virgin? I would rather be called that than the hard opposite. Maybe this is just me.