Twitch has recently endorsed controversial trans streamer “FerociouslySteph,” who not only identifies as a trans girl, but as a deer. Sometimes referred to as trans-species or otherkin, individuals like Steph strongly see themselves as non-human or part animal. She has been named as part of Twitch’s Safety Advisory Council.
The backlash began when Steph made it clear her intention to abuse her power, essentially frothing at the mouth at the prospect of “going after” people on the platform and claiming that “a lot of gamers are white supremacists.”
Many people, especially those who make a living making content on the platform, are concerned about abuse of power and the possibility of FerociouslySteph attacking people based on personal vendettas or political bias. Twitch users have taken to Twitter to react, and it hasn’t been pretty.
I cover FerociouslySteph and other “trans-species” individuals in my new video, which you can check out below!