2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is claiming that World Wrestling Entertainment talent is telling him privately that the company is making them sign new contracts that will include streaming on Twitch as part of a work obligation.
“Hearing from talent that WWE is forcing performers to sign new contracts that include Twitch,” Yang wrote on Twitter.
“Streaming on Twitch will become a work obligation and if talent doesn’t stream they will forego earnings, be suspended, or face penalties.
On Thursday, Yang sympathized with talent who had been told that their Twitch accounts would be taken over by the company in four weeks.
The company later clarified that this did not apply to talent using their “real names” to stream.