Popular Twitch streamer Amouranth received her third ban late on May 10 after users say she showed an inappropriate image on stream.
With over 1.5 million followers on Twitch, she’s one of the largest streamers on the entire platform. She is also one of the most controversial, as many people believe she pushes the boundaries of what should be allowed on the Amazon-owned platform.
Amouranth Showed A NSFW Image and Then Deleted the Video
According to one of her viewers, the streamer was doing a part of her broadcast where she decides if she’ll unban somebody when she made the mistake of showing a NSFW image after a user unexpectedly changed their profile picture.
“During a ban appeals segment, one of the viewer/appealers altered their twitch profile picture to something inappropriate after the appeal approval process and it was shown briefly on stream,” the viewer said. “After which the user changed it to something innocent. stream was ended and vod deleted.”
Despite deleting the VOD (video-on-demand), which contained the evidence, Twitch still dropped the ban hammer on her. Oftentimes when something happens on a stream that the broadcaster doesn’t want anybody to see, they’ll delete the video in an attempt to bury it, but it doesn’t always work.
This Isn’t Amouranth’s First Ban from Twitch
This is the controversial streamer’s third ban from the Twitch. Amouranth’s second ban occurred when she flashed nudity during a broadcast, but she was able to return to the platform in a matter of days.
Her latest mishap will only cost her a day on Twitch, so she’ll be back to entertain fans before they know it.
“I’ll be back tonight, one day ban,” she said.
Twitch generally follows a three-strikes policy in which the third ban is hard to come back from, but for somebody as popular as Amouranth, some corners might be cut. Then again, Dr Disrespect didn’t receive the same treatment when he filmed in a bathroom during an E3 livestream.
Since this latest incident could have happened to anybody, it’s possible she was given a bit of leeway. At the end of the day, a 24-hour ban is just a slap on the wrist and it could have been a lot worse for her.
The Twitch ban policy has been a frequent target of criticism claiming that female streamers are granted more leniency.
Alinity, who was actually banned for flashing one of her breasts on stream back in April, had been excellent at avoiding bans up to that point. Viewers called for her removal from the platform following two separate incidents where she fed her cat vodka and tossed it over her shoulder respectively.
Nevertheless, Alinity has returned to streaming on Twitch, and it looks like Amouranth will be able to do the same. Of course, it’s not up to them whether Twitch decides to suspend them, but that hasn’t stopped the conspiracy theories swirling around the two.
Considering how many times she’s been banned at this point, Amouranth will likely have to tread carefully as it’s possible her next bump in the road could be her last.
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