Adin Ross is calling on Twitch to ban the controversial hot tub streams. While Twitch started out as a gaming platform in the early days, it quickly evolved into something much bigger with people doing IRL streams, hosting talk shows, game shows, and much more. It is a very unique platform that has expanded a lot over the years. One of Twitch’s most controversial subsections started in recent years and mostly revolved around women gushing out of hot tubs or inflatable pools, usually in bikinis. Many felt that this type of content had no place on the platform and was too suggestive, leading to all sorts of conversations about Twitch’s rules. Twitch eventually made an official rule that allows the streams within reason and the discourse has mostly died out since then.
While there are still hot tub streams, it doesn’t seem to be as much of a problem now as it was back then. However, Adin Ross comes after a recent ban of his own and brings up the discussion again. Adin Ross believes that the hot tub streams have no place on Twitch and just encourage people to go to other platforms like OnlyFans, which can lead to porn addictions. He also argued that Twitch was quick to ban gambling streams because of the problems it caused with streamers and its viewers.
“You know, it’s soft porn, it’s a portal to OnlyFans. It’s in the same category as gambling precisely because it promotes poison, you know what I’m saying, in the brain,” he continued. “It gets people addicted to… it fuels their addiction to jerking off, which is a serious problem we have.”
Last week, Adin Ross called on Twitch to ban hot tub streams, claiming they are “promoting poison” pic.twitter.com/HcV9DGU6Up
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It’s a bit of the “slipper slope” fallacy. Given that the discourse on the hot tub streams has dried up (no pun intended), it seems unlikely that Twitch will pay much attention to this. That said, Adin Ross is a pretty big streamer and it’s possible he could get enough people excited about it to start a discussion about this content again.
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