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ConnorEatsPants Reveals The Bizarre Reason Twitch Flagged His Account

For as long as Twitch has been around, its terms of service has been a consistent source of contention among those who rely on the streaming platform as their primary source of income. The platform has a shady history marred by mysterious and sometimes bogus bans of its users. As the Amazon-owned website has gotten bigger, so too have the list of offenses that could land a user in hot water or have pieces of their content removed. This is something that popular streamer ConnorEatsPants seems to have found out the hard way.

ConnorEatsPants is somewhat of a wacky figure who cut his teeth in the world of content creation with the DreamSMP crew, which consists of popular streamers such as Dream and the late Technoblade. ConnorEatsPants has become increasingly popular, collecting over 700,000 followers on Twitch and a combined 530,000 subscribers between both his normal YouTube channel and his live channel. But recently, the fledgling content creator has had his Twitch channel flagged due to a truly bizarre reason — namely, creating and implementing an emoji that Twitch has deemed to be sexually inappropriate.

ConnorEatsPants' banned emoji sparks a debate

On July 26, ConnorEatsPants announced on Twitter that one of the emojis he had uploaded had been removed by Twitch due to what the screengrab says is a violation of the website's terms of service in relation to "sexual content or nudity." The emote in question is of a dancing monkey making a gyrating hip movement which was previously featured on Skype. Unsatisfied with the streaming platform's stance on the emoji, Connor hit back at Twitch and accused the site of hypocrisy considering the existence of more suggestive content on the platform, such as "hot tub" streams.

Following Connor's news of the emoji being removed, a debate about Twitch's policy regarding content removal sparked among spectators. On Twitter, user @_artAnime said that this was increasingly becoming an issue with Twitch. "Twitch has been doing [this] at an alarmingly increasing rate the last 6 months or so," Art Anime said in response. "If someone reports an emote, they take it down first, ask questions later." However, @agzone_ wondered whether or not the "sexually inappropriate" tag could have been a placeholder for a copyright issues, considering the emoji would technically belong to Microsoft as it originally appeared on Skype.

It's a truly bizarre situation and one that might never have a solution or formal explanation considering Twitch's past.