• Jonathan Shiek

Twitch Bans Usage Of “Simp”, “Incel”, And “Virgin”

Twitch recently updated its Hateful Conduct and Harassment Policy to disallow usage of words like “simp”, “incel”, and “virgin”. The new changes will be effective on 22 January to evolve Twitch’s hateful conduct guidelines. Twitch COO Sara Clemens said during a Twitch town hall stream that using those terms as an insult to negatively refer to another person’s sexual activity will not be allowed under the new policy.

We agree about “incel” and “virgin” but why is “simp” included in this, LOL! A “simp” just means someone that is desperate for affection and also someone who exhibits overeagerness to defend a woman’s reputation. Only a minor fraction of people use the term in a negative way, but most just use it as a joke. 

What do you think? Is this a little too exaggerated from Twitch’s end?


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