Popular variety streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris has been hit with Twitch’s ban hammer, with the reason seeming to be the broadcasting of sexual content during a VR stream.
Initially, there was some confusion over why Sodapoppin’s channel had been suspended. The streamer even teased his followers on Twitter by saying: “Haha I know why I was banned and u don’t :).” This likely also poking fun at the mystery surrounding Guy ‘Dr DisRespect’ Beahm’s permanent Twitch ban.
However, Sodapoppin appears to have been banned as a result of his July 18 VRChat stream, which was watched by around 10,000 viewers according to Twitch Tracker. While no footage of it is obtainable right now, the streamer all but confirms this to be the reason in a less than serious ‘apology’ video, in which he says sorry for heading into VRChat “desperate for some female attention in our fifth month of lockdown.” He then says that he and friend Rob (fellow streamer ‘Roflgator’ who was also banned at the same time as Sodapoppin) then entered a chat room akin to a “sex dungeon.”
We’ll spare the rest of the details as it gets quite elaborate, but it does look as if streaming inappropriate sexual material is the reason for the ban. If you really want to watch the video, be warned it is definitely not suitable for work.
Twitch’s Community Guidelines state that in-game sexual content or nudity is permitted if it is required to progress in a game. However, streamers must not exceed this amount of time and “users may not engage in simulated sexual activity or erotic roleplay.” The Guidelines also explicitly point out that virtual reality is not exempt from this rule.
While Sodapoppin will return soon, the length of his suspension is currently unknown. These kinds of infractions usually result in bans of anywhere between 24 hours and seven days.