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Amouranth hits major Twitch milestone following controversial ban

Published: 3/Oct/2019 13:31 Updated: 3/Oct/2019 14:50

by Jacob Hale

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth‘ Siragusa has reached an impressive Twitch milestone, hitting a total of 1.5 million followers on the livestreaming platform.

The achievement was hit on Thursday, October 3, during a rerun of one of her ASMR streams, and places her in the top 50 Twitch streamers, currently sitting in 48th place.

Amouranth has been picking up momentum continuously ever since she launched her Twitch channel in 2016, proving popular with her ASMR and Just Dance streams, as well as growing her Instagram following.

Amouranth/YouTubeAmouranth has grown massively on Twitch since her ban in September 2019.

What really turned the tide for Amouranth, however, was a three-day Twitch ban for sexual content in September 2019, which saw her follower count increase by around 50% in the short time she was gone.

Now, Amouranth is the second most-followed female streamer on Twitch, behind only Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys. The rapid growth after her ban saw her overtake Kristen ‘KittyPlays’ Michaela for followers, though she still has quite a way to go to catch up with Pokimane, who is fast approaching 3.5 million followers.

SocialbladeAmouranth has grown rapidly in the last couple of months

More recently, Amouranth came under fire from fellow streamer Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam, who labeled her performance on the Just Dance stage at TwitchCon 2019 “shameless”, especially so soon after her ban.

In fact, several streamers have struggled to warm to her, even going so far as to claim that Twitch are more lenient with her than with other streamers.

While she has been a controversial figure in recent months, it’s impossible to deny her business acumen and ability to provide content that people who want to watch. 

This is no doubt the reason behind her immense popularity, combined with the viral nature of her ban, and it doesn’t look like her popularity is slowing down any time soon.

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.