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ACE Family “cancelled” after Austin McBroom spanks child in video

Published: 20/Jul/2020 18:44

by Virginia Glaze


Popular YouTube family channel ‘the ACE Family’ is coming under fire after a video surfaced that showed patriarch Austin McBroom spanking his four-year-old daughter while making inappropriate comments.

The ACE Family is comprised of five members, with the newest being parents Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz’s infant son, Steel.

The Family also boasts two daughters, Alaïa and four-year-old Elle, the latter of which has become the center of the YouTubers’ latest controversy.

In late June, a video surfaced online that showed Paiz and McBroom sitting on a sofa with their two daughters, seemingly prior to the birth of Steel. In the video, McBroom discusses how he’s been working out, and slaps his derriere as if to showcase his “gains.”

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Then, McBroom performs a similar action on the rear-end of his daughter, Elle, saying, “Oh, god d***,” — leading to an avalanche of outrage against the ACE Family patriarch for what many are considering predatory behavior.

“This is so disturbing,” one critic Tweeted of the situation. “The way his daughter put her hand in front of his to stop him from doing it again is heartbreaking. Deplatform the ACE Family and throw Austin & Catherine McBroom in jail NOW.”

“I don’t care if you support the ACE Family or whatever, but can you explain why Austin slapped his little girl’s butt and saying ‘Oh, god?’ after?” another chimed in. “She also moved his hand, showing she’s uncomfortable.”

This is far from the first time McBroom has come under fire for similar allegations; the YouTuber was also a subject of scrutiny in early 2019 after he bought Elle an adult-themed lollipop at a Spencer’s outlet, claiming she was throwing a tantrum over not being able to have the candy.

While the ACE Family are no strangers to controversy (with McBroom also having come under fire for past racist Tweets), they have yet to speak out regarding this latest outrage over the video at the time of writing, leaving both fans and critics alike waiting for a response over a disturbing video clip that has sparked deep-seated concern from viewers across the net.


DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin


Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.