Mixer is the only streaming platform people are talking about right now (sorry, Twitch) after Fortnite streamer/superstar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins jumped ship to stream exclusively on the Microsoft platform.
As more and more people follow Ninja onto the site, some of Mixer’s policies have started to be called into question, specifically, its clothing rules.
Mixer has some pretty strict rules about what streamers can and cannot wear when recording their content, and it’s riled up a lot of people who find the rules to be “misogynistic.”
Some of the rules include not wearing strapless clothes if you’re streaming to certain age groups and also dictate how much cleavage can be shown.
For reference, Mixer’s rules would suggest that the following image, of the Obama family meeting the prime minister of Singapore, would only be allowed on an 18+ stream (thanks @ARMTOAST).
a stream of the obamas meeting the PM of singapore would be 18+ pic.twitter.com/VGAc4ma9jY— ARMTOAST (@ARMTOASTED) August 3, 2019
Over on Twitter, people are being very vocal about the restrictions.
Sharing screenshots of the rules, user Rod Breslau said: “i’d rather take Twitch’s ambiguous rules over Mixer forcing women to dress in catholic school uniforms.”
i'd rather take Twitch's ambiguous rules over Mixer forcing women to dress in catholic school uniforms— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) August 2, 2019
Another user added: “Ground rule for clothing guidelines: Unless it’s about safety, f*cking ditch them. Context matters. If I’m working my job, that’s clearly a non-sexual context and you don’t get to sexualize my body based on my clothes. That’s the only rule you need.”
Not everyone is against the rules though, with some people claiming it’s just Mixer being sensible, and not asking anything outside of what you’d expect in the workplace.
Maybe I'm crazy but this sounds pretty similar to most workplaces dress policies 🤔— Lolbertarian (@Lolbertarian2) August 3, 2019
Where do you stand on the debate?
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