Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has backed female Twitch streamers that use their body for more views.
xQc has come to the defense of various creators including “hot tub streamers” during a debate revolving around their place on Twitch. The popularity of the real-life stream genre has skyrocketed over the past few months, leading to criticism from QTCinderella, and a few other streamers.
In the wake of claims that the streams encourage sexism, a debate has broken out regarding the rightfulness of these streams. Shortly after QTCinderella slammed the genre after dealing with sexist commenters, streamer xoaeriel clapped back.
“While I agree with her to some extent, IE men oversexualizing the women on the platform and just overall being sexist, I don’t agree that we the females are to blame for this.”
She also said that she follows all of the site’s terms of service. While admitting that some creators have content that has “gone too far,” xoaeriel said she doesn’t break any of the rules herself.
Another streamer Kiarakitty was banned from Twitch for the second time this year, with fans speculating that it was because of a jacuzzi stream she did. However, Kiaraakitty later revealed that a wardrobe malfunction was the real reason.
Joining the debate, xQc expressed his viewpoint to his 7.9 million followers on Twitch. “If a girl just likes some types of clothing and they like their own body and [want to show it] not even in a super-sexual way… to attract more viewers,” he said.
“Do you really expect and want them to clothe more on purpose?” Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel added.
“[Do you want them] to get less success on purpose because you’re mad they have an advantage that you don’t have?” he asked. “That’s just weird. That’s a bad argument. It’s not a good argument.”
xQc’s statement has been met with mixed reactions on Reddit, with several comments speculating what the root of the problem is. “The simps that are donating are the real problem,” one user wrote.
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