【看CP學英文】Hololive虛擬Youtuber（普遍稱Vtubers)桐生可可 (Kiryu Coco) 和赤井心 (Akai Haato)因在直播談觀看收視率時提到「台灣」而遭經紀公司Cover禁用三週。
Hololive Vtubers (virtual YouTubers) Kiryu Coco and Akai Haato are grounded for three weeks for allegedly mentioning “Taiwan” during a livestream session related to their viewer ratings, according to a statement released on Sunday by their management company, Cover.
According to foreign media, the suspension will begin on Sept. 28 and end on Oct. 19.
The two Vtubers reportedly referred to “Taiwan” time and again for which Cover argues that they violated “guidelines and contractual obligations by divulging confidential information” and were also “making statements insensitive to certain nationalities.”
Fans immediately took issue with the suspension and were quick to point out that talking about viewer ratings hardly violated “divulging confidential information” as many other Vtubers had also done before.
— 桐生ココ🐉世界一アイドル✨@ホロライブ4期生 (@kiryucoco) September 27, 2020
This led many to point the finger to the “One China policy” as the main reason behind their temporary ban.
With a combined 1.2 million subscribers on YouTube, fans of both Vtubers will have to wait for 3 weeks before their return.
Akai Haato has since referred to the unilateral decision on Twitter, writing that she will be resurrected on Oct. 19 when the suspension ends.