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Online filters and email spam systems being what they are, we’re hoping the headline doesn’t get this story blocked. But yes, the Heavy Music Awards are an event celebrating the year in rock and metal, and it ran into problems with its Twitch stream when one of the performances triggered the livestreaming platform’s censorship policies, and saw the broadcast blocked for three days.

Musicians Milkie Way (a woman) and Tobi Duncan (a man) both had shirts that revealed their nipples during their performance at the event, but – again, the online world being what it is – it was Milkie Way’s which triggered the Twitch ban.

While there’s a funny side – “Man, can’t believe my nipples are so powerful,” tweeted Way – there are also serious issues raised by this. “POLICE YOUR EXPECTATIONS, NOT WOMEN’S BODIES,” added Way, on the double standards involved.

Meanwhile, Twitch streamer Jordan Jabroni pointed out that another Twitch creator was “live now with 10k viewers, splashing around in a hot tub, straddling a pickle and plugging her OnlyFans?!… this isn’t an attack on the aforementioned hot tub pickle straddler. She can do what she wants. But don’t say this shit is OK when a non-sexual female nipple gets the show’s stream shut down.”

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