Simp Sign Emote
Simp is an internet slang term describing someone who shows excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, typically someone who does not reciprocate the same feelings, in pursuit of affection or a sexual relationship. Urban Dictionary defines a simp as "someone who does way too much for a person they like". This behavior, known as simping, is carried out toward a variety of targets, including celebrities, politicians, e-girls, and e-boys. The term had sporadic usage until getting traction on social media in 2019, to mock men said to pander to specific women.
Simp Sign Emote
Originally a shortening of "simpleton," the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English traces usage of the noun simp to 1903. An article in February 1917 edition of Motion Picture Magazine by Arthur Le Kaser has an animated drawing of a female director yelling at a male leading man through a megaphone 'Kiss Her You Simp, Hurry Up Camera!' The shortening has appeared for example in the New York Times as early as 1923, when the paper reported on a letter by one Lillian Henderson criticizing the members of two clubs in Atlantic City for unmarried men:
Simp began to have the connotation of someone being "soft" and "overly sympathetic" in the 1980s, when it was used by West Coast rappers such a Hugh E.M.C., Too Short, and E-40. In 1999, the term was used in the Three 6 Mafia song "Sippin' on Some Syrup" as an antonym for pimp; Too Short has described a "simp" as equivalent to "a knockoff pimp". The term has been expressed as a backronym for Sucker/Sucka Idolizing Mediocre Pussy, which according to Gizmodo Australia is "telling of its 20th century origins".
A definition of simp appeared on Urban Dictionary in 2005, and the word continued to be used by rappers into the 2010s, when it was adopted by members of manosphere, incel, and MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way) forums alongside similar derogatory terms such as cuck, beta, and white knight.
The word has been used by some fan communities who call themselves "simps" for a celebrity figure. According to The Daily Dot, the term is often used ironically; similarly, Magdalene Taylor at MEL Magazine says the term is "used mostly as a joke". Nathan Grayson writes at Kotaku that it is "difficult to find breaks in the chain of the word's linguistic lineage".
In July 2020, the official Twitter account for Archie Comics said that it would permanently ban people from its YouTube channel for comments calling the comics' main character, Archie Andrews, a simp. The A.V. Club opined that, while it was "pretty safe to say that Archie Andrews is, quite simply, the simpiest of the simps." The Twitter post was likely an attempt at exploiting the Streisand effect for viral marketing. Contrary to the Twitter post, few, if any, comments on the Archie Comics YouTube channel accused the character of being a simp.
In August, Australian politician Bill Shorten used the term on national television, saying on an ABC segment that Prime Minister Scott Morrison needed "to make sure he doesn't look like he's just a simp to Donald Trump".
In September, users of Reddit created a pledge called "No Simp September", similar to No Nut November (a month-long abstention from masturbation). Participation in "No Simp September" required posters to abstain from upvoting women's photos, watching pornography, and "giving money to online sex workers", including "e-girls". In October, Mikael Thalen at The Daily Dot described Twitter users as "simping hard" over leaked photos of Hunter Biden.
While the term initially denoted a specific kind of sycophant, upon achieving broad popularity, it began to be used more loosely. In April 2020, an opinion piece in Men's Health described the use of the term as "pretty messed up", and men who labeled others with the term as "entitled assholes", saying, "if you've ever complimented a woman, apparently you're a simp". Hayley Soen writes at The Tab that "the simp has come to take the place of the softboi", describing him as "a boy who is a romantic failure [...] definitely the type of boy you'd tell the girls is 'a little too nice'", and "probably doesn't even have a lads' group chat"; Soen writes that the term is used "sometimes to describe even the bare minimum level of respect between a man and a woman". According to the Evening Standard, while "the term could also have some value if it undermines a culture of stringing people along emotionally", it also had "potentially offensive connotations". In The New York Times, Ezra Marcus and Jonah Bromwich describe the term as a misogynist insult, one which "expresses discomfort with equality when it comes to gender, and offers a simple way to dismiss the people causing that discomfort". Anna María of The Daily Dot writes that while the term is mostly used "ironically and without misogynistic undertones", "it doesn't take much to be called a simp" in some anti-feminist spaces, and that "everything from pining after a crush to actually respecting women could be considered simping". Taylor writes that the idea of the "simp" most often "seems to be a guy who simply treats women well, or just not like trash" and is "just another scapegoat for MGTOW misogyny".
In May 2020, Kotaku reported that Twitch was "cracking down on" custom emotes using the word "simp", and had been "on a simp emote deleting spree" since late February. Twitch often requires its "partners" to submit custom emotes for approval prior to users being permitted to embed them; most of these emotes simply depicted a streamer or a fictional character holding up a sign with "SIMP" written on it, or were rasterizations of the text of the word itself. By December 2020, the word was described as a "favorite in the Twitch community" by The Verge.
Twitch announced in December 2020 that administrative action would be taken against the accounts of streamers and commentators who used the word, along with "incel" and "virgin", saying that those words were offensive; Twitch COO Sara Clemens said during a "town hall" live-stream that, while use of the words would be permitted under approved circumstances, Twitch would be "proactively denying" custom emotes that included the words. This ban was part of a broader expansion of Twitch's list of forbidden content; the policy, viewable on Twitch's website, also prohibited posting that "expresses inferiority" based on "moral deficiencies". At the time of the announcement, the policy was planned to take effect on January 22, 2021.
Twitch further elaborates that the word "simp" is disallowed content, as it constitutes as an insult, bullying or threatening. For the most part, streamers and viewers alike are simply confused as to why this would be a priority, but some are pretty peeved that the emotes are being taken down at all.
For those that aren't familiar with the term simp, don't feel bad. Though the word has a history of use dating back to the 90s, but it has only recently been popularized and entered into meme culture. Though its connotation has changed over the years, it has generally always referred to an extremely "thirsty" man.
When pressed on the issue, Twitch has refused to elaborate further than what seems like a scripted response, claiming that its "...community guidelines prohibit harassment, and as a part of this, we deny emotes that are designed to abuse or demean others, or can be misused for such behavior." Though this stance is understandable, the targeting and removal of an entire word seems drastic. The phrase simp, although somewhat controversial, is certainly nowhere near as frowned upon as certain racial slurs or other foul language, and even some of those words are allowed on Twitch.
Furthermore, there is some irony in the situation, as following Alinity's recent wardrobe malfunction and what many considered an insufficient ban, Twitch itself has been accused of being a simp, treating Alinity less harshly than others. Though this is more than likely not the reason, there are many poking fun at Twitch claiming that the emote removal is a knee jerk reaction to those claims. That said, something must have spurred Twitch into action regarding these emotes, and it is possible that a disgruntled viewer felt targeted by one of these emotes. It is difficult to say without more information however.
Finally, although many find the whole situation funny if not a bit strange, there are those taking this more seriously, claiming that Twitch is infringing on freedom of speech. The exclusion of hateful or sexual content on a private platform is completely acceptable, but can get to be a slippery slope when deciding what constitutes as that. For example, DansGaming had an emote removed for sexual content despite it being far from sexual in any way.
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