Twitch is argued to no longer be a child-friendly streaming platform. Despite being advertised as a place to watch gaming content, critics claim that the rising amount of sexualized content needs to be stopped.
On 21st September 2022, FaZe Clan member Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto called out the Amazon-owned streaming service for allowing creators to platform sexualized content. Additionally, ZooMaa blasted the creators responsible, calling them “whores.”
The FaZe Clan member later received significant backlash from the broader community and conceded that he could’ve used better wording. ZooMaa also apologized for his actions but maintained that nobody would've noticed if he did it any other way.
FaZe ZooMaa Under Fire After Calling Twitch Creators "Whores"
There’s no doubting that sexualized content has no place on a child-friendly platform like Twitch. From provocative bathtub or poolside streams to sexualized ASMR microphone-whispering content, these issues were brought up by FaZe ZooMaa amid Twitch banning gambling from the platform.
- Twitch Star xQc Opens Up About Adept Breakup And Shitcamp Drama
- Twitch Bans TheDanDangler For Violating Nudity Policy In Pool Stream
- IShowSpeed Slams Thumb Media For "False Copyrighting" His YouTube Clips
- Pokimane Emotionally Explains Hiatus & Exploring New Content
In his Tweet, FaZe ZooMaa said, “So, what about all the whores on Twitch showing their bodies to young kids? Are none of these big Twitch creators going to talk about that?” People were upset about the usage of the word “whores.”
ZooMaa has called out Twitch doing nothing about the "whores" who are showing their bodies to kids, hot tub streamers, those who suck on mics and other objects sexually etc.— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 21, 2022
People were upset with his use of the word "whores" pic.twitter.com/KqFFdJ3HNx
Despite saying so, FaZe ZooMaa stated that the only reason people were inclined to address his Tweet or engage the issue was because of the wording.
I agree he could have used different wording on this one, but I understand the point he is trying to get across— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 21, 2022
ZooMaa maintains that if he hadn't worded it this way, his point never would have gotten noticed. More coming. pic.twitter.com/xuMKRTGPxF
He explained, “if you don't say it how it is, then nobody's going be talking about it.” In a live stream, the content creator followed up his remarks.
FaZe ZooMaa further added, “what do you want me to do? If you don’t say it how it is, then nobody’s going to be talking about it. If I didn’t say that one word; that one word that everyone’s going crazy about, then all these creators would be scrolling right my Tweet. They wouldn’t even care. So, it’s like what do you want me to say?”
Part of ZooMaa's response: "if you don't say it how it is, then nobody's gunna be talking about it" pic.twitter.com/UV37FzLzpD— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) September 21, 2022
Following the outrage for using the derogatory term “whore” in his Tweet, FaZe ZooMaa apologized for his unacceptable language on Twitter. He noted that he could’ve “said things in better words.” But he doesn’t take back his point about Twitch platforming sexualized content and doing nothing about it.
I apologize for the language I used I could’ve said things in better words.— FaZe ZooMaa (@ZooMaa) September 21, 2022
But, my point still stands. It’s important we get any sexual content off Twitch for good & to see creators underplaying it is sad to see…
Twitch has officially addressed the gambling issue on its platform and banned it amid increased pressure and growing community-wide distress.
The community also asked for a 70/30 revenue split, which Twitch denied, citing that 50/50 was enough of a share to allow the platform to continue sharing and broadcasting its creators while these streamers received cash flow.
Now that the community is asking Twitch to ban sexualized content, only time will tell if the Amazon-owned company will hear this request or if it’ll fall on deaf ears like most times.
For more Twitch and YouTube streamer drama, check out our section dedicated to Entertainment news, updates, features, and more.
Featured image courtesy of Instagram / FaZe ZooMaa.