Twitch Twitch rule backfires, simp is now used more than ever before


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As part of the streaming platform's updated harassment policy, the use of "simp," "virgin," and "incel" were declared ban-worthy offenses when used as an insult. Twitch COO Sarah Clemens explained that the phrases were being banned since Twitch prohibits "derogatory statements" aimed at another person's sexual preferences and the negative use of "sexually-focused terms."

The Twitch community immediately revolted, forcing the streaming service to clear up its policy regarding the popular slang words.

"We do not have a blanket ban on the use of words like 'simp' in casual banter, but will take action when words like this (amongst others) are used to harass and harm community members," Twitch tweeted.