Twitch Bans The Use of “Simp” and “Incel” on its Platform


Twitch has made changes to its harassment policy where they will no longer allow streamers and commenters go around calling each other simps or incels or virgin.

The new changes were sported by Rod Breslau who gave a glimpse of the revamped changes that are being done by the Amazon owned streaming video company.

“Twitch now says that you can no longer call others ‘simp’, ‘incel’, and ‘virgin’ as they are now against TOS, along with any emotes relating to the term simp,” he said.

These new changes will go into effect on January 22nd and it also includes stricter rules around sexual harassment. This comes after the platform was flooded with reports of sexual harassment in its community.

The words simp and incels are used in social media to describe men who either go all of the way to please women (simp) or those that are unable to get laid (incels). Twitch COO Sara Clemens said during a live-streamed town hall that mentioning these words will lead you to be banned under their new harassment policy.

If you check Twitch’s new hateful conduct and harassment policy, it mentions that you shouldn’t make derogatory statements about another person’s perceived sexual practices or sexual morality like repeatedly negatively targeting another person with sexually focused terms such as “whore” or “virgin.”

Such updates have become necessary in these platforms that have led people from around the world create communities online. Twitch has now led the way in burning simp and incel which is a bold move and may lead to other social networks following their footsteps.