Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, but encountered a situation last week when her account was demonetized. Adds were disabled on Amouranth’s Twitch account because she often featured streams of her wearing a bikini in a hot tub, which is known as hot tub meta. Twitch introduced a brand new category specifically for gamers like Amouranth, who is now dominating the new section on the massively popular streaming platform.
After the demonization controversy with Amouranth and other hot tub streamers, Twitch created a new category called “Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches.” The new category for more risqué content allows advertisers the option to opt out of placing ads on the more titillating content.
“We’re introducing a new category: Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches,” Twitch said in a news release. “If you have chosen swimwear that is allowed under the “Swim and Beaches” contextual exception to our standard Nudity and Attire policy, you should stream into the Pools, Hot Tubs and Beaches category. We’ll be reaching out to creators with more details on how to use this category moving forward.”
Streamers creating this kind of content will be required to be in this category or they may be moved automatically by Twitch. If this occurs, they will be contacted via email. pic.twitter.com/XRhYwysdNE
— Zach Bussey (@zachbussey) May 21, 2021
Since the new category was created, Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa is far and away the biggest streamer in the ribald category. Amouranth, a cosplay model who has nearly 3 million followers on Twitch, has embraced the new section – doubling down on the wet and wild streams.
“As evident from the numbers, the Hot Tubs category seems to be thriving, thanks to Amouranth. According to a recent data report by Rainmaker.gg, the 27-year-old has managed to accumulate over 500,000 hours watched on Twitch,” Talkesports reported. “The data also reveals that the newly introduced category has a total of 1.5 million hours watched by viewers.”
Twitch accounts Indiefoxx and ExoHydraX racked up 100,000 hours between them on the new section that has a whopping 1.4 million hours watched in only four days.
Another Twitch account that is thriving in the new “Pools, Hot Tubs, and Beaches” is one focused on sea otters. MarineMammalRescue, a live stream of adorable rescued sea otters, was the sixth-most popular on the Amazon-owned streaming platform from May 21-24.
If Twitch bans the sea otters, we riot.