Hot tub streamer accuses Twitch of racism after getting banned for raunchy vids

A Twitch streamer has accused the platform of racism after she was banned for her "“sexually suggestive" hot tub broadcasts.

Competitive Call of Duty player ExoHydra, who was allegedly banned for broadcasting live from a hot tub, claimed she was racially discriminated against when Twitch blocked her on Monday.

"Good luck being black and being a streamer on Twitch," Exo posted in a fiery Twitter rant. “I do the exact same content that yt girl do, but yet I get banned but they don’t? Beyond disappointing. THIS ISN’T OK.”

Twitch has faced a backlash for banning female streamers in hot tubs, and wearing bikinis and other revealing outfits.

Popular streamer Pokimane said the platform's hardline approach was causing problems for broadcasters.

One streamer claimed she was also banned for three days for “sexually suggestive content” after she broadcast live from a hot tub.

Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham, Twitch's head of creator development, said the platform was keeping a "close eye" on hot tub streams, but admitted the issue was difficult to address.

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"We understand at Twitch this has been getting a lot of attention from the community lately, and we have been watching closely," he said.

"However, what has not changed is that sexually suggestive and explicit content is not allowed under the guidelines, under the ToS, and Twitch will take action when that is reported to us."

ExoHydra is not the first woman of colour to be banned for her saucy antics.

Last month, renowned streamer imjasmine was blocked from broadcasting for sexual content after suffering a "wardrobe mishap" during a hot tub broadcast.

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