With content that is contentious, censored, and pixelated, streamers are pushing limits in response to the newest Twitch trend.
There’s a new thing going on on Twitch where some streamers are making it look like they’re nude on camera by doing different tricks. One of them, a music streamer going by the handle “lara6683,” has escalated this tendency by completely pixelating her body while doing a live piano performance.
Twitch modified their policies in December to permit nudity for creative purposes, which sparked the beginnings of this trend. But as a result, there was an increase in furry and sexual material in the art category, which forced Twitch to change its mind. In spite of this, some streamers persisted in taking advantage of the vulnerability by concealing their bras with censor bars, giving the impression that they were topless.
Amouranth was one of the most well-known streamers to do this; her censor-barred streams drew thousands of viewers. Instead of altering them on the screen, she even employed real censor bars that she held in front of her breast.
But not everyone found this strategy to be effective. A few viewers demanded that Twitch take action after criticizing the streamers for going against the spirit of the guidelines. In reaction, lara6683 made the decision to follow the craze—but in a unique way. She played the piano while pixelating her entire body to create the appearance that she was nude.
On December 20, she started streaming, and her creative method soon brought her popularity. Additionally, she shared a video of her live on X/Twitter along with the statement, “New meta has dropped.”
But according to Twitch’s community standards, streamers are “prohibited from broadcasting or uploading content that contains depictions of real or fictional nudity,” which includes pixelation, thus her pixelation method could not be approved. A number of streams have already been banned for using censor bars, and lara6683 could follow suit.