Nothing personal, Valkyrae, but I’m not a fan of “hey this is what men want right?” take. It’s really reductive.
Throughout 2021, the Just Chatting section of Twitch has been taken over by a tidal wave of hot tub streams, featuring scantily clad streamers entertaining viewers in bikinis while splashing around in pools.
The popularity of the new “meta” spread like wildfire, with many of the platform’s biggest names such as Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa partaking and seeing plenty of success in the process.
However, due to the content’s sexual elements, others have taken aim at hot tub streams, with some even calling for those streamers to take their broadcasts off Twitch.
Notably, QTCinderella blamed hot tub streams for encouraging sexism on the site while Twitch superstar Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel weighed in, calling them “the most pathetic thing we’ve seen on Twitch in forever.”
Now, Valkyrae has jumped into the pool of public opinion to share her own thoughts on the meta and her views differ strongly from her streaming counterparts.
“I saw a lot of very sexy women. I saw one in particular, she was in a bathing suit and also straps. She was all strapped up. She was very, very, very hot,” she began, discussing how she visited Twitch’s Just Chatting section.