Alinity hits back after still getting hate over Twitch cat toss scandal - Dexerto
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Alinity hits back after still getting hate over Twitch cat toss scandal

Published: 28/Sep/2020 0:24

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon has revealed that she’s still getting hate online for her infamous ‘cat toss’ scandal that caused a lot of drama a year ago.

On September 27, the Columbian-Canadian streamer posted several screenshots to Twitter showing the hate mail she’s received when Twitch decides to ban anyone else on the platform.

In this recent case, the hate tweets were sent by fans of YourRAGE – a streamer and content creator who was recently banned.

Each of the screenshots showed a fan of the now-indefinitely banned streamer calling out Twitch for not disciplining Alinity for “tossing” her cat in 2019, instead of suspending YourRAGE.

“You really gonna let a girl who yeeted her f***ing cat on the platform but ban YourRAGE for no reason?” one of the users in the screenshot asked, while others went as far as to accuse Twitch of being “sexist.”

“Looks like someone got banned last night, wake up to tons of these mentions,” Mogollon said before pleading with the community. “It’s been over a year, can we let it go?”

The infamous incident in question was from a July 18, 2019 stream, where Alinity, already frustrated from her Apex Legends match, got furious at her cat crawling on her desk, so she picked it up and appeared to “toss” him behind her chair, before returning to her game.

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Alinity thinks she should have been banned for the cat fiasco.

What followed was months and months of backlash, to the point where PETA had to get involved, although they did clear her of wrongdoing as far as the law is concerned.

The scandal spawned rumors involving Alinity and Twitch, with some assuming that she must have some sort of special agreement since other past events on her livestream have also come under public scrutiny.

For what it’s worth, Alinity has said that she believes Twitch should have suspended her when the cat drama was ongoing, claiming that she doesn’t know why they didn’t punish her.

“I know people that have been banned for smaller things than what happened with me, with the cat thing… I should have been banned. Maybe a suspension. I don’t know [how long the ban should have been]. Like a week? It was pretty bad,” she said at the time.

Now, it appears that the hate hasn’t stopped, and even though she has nothing to do with these other streamers who get banned, her name still comes up every time someone big is disciplined.

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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

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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.

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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.