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Amouranth loses over 300,000 Twitch followers again after ban glitch

Published: 14/Mar/2020 16:43

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa has returned from her latest ban after just over 24 hours of suspension, but her channel’s follower count took a massive hit, believed to be due to a glitch with the platform.

A similar incident occurred around the last time Amouranth was banned too, where she sharply gained and then lost hundreds of thousands of followers, for unknown reasons.

Although some speculated that it was an issue of bot accounts following before being deleted by Twitch, it appears that it’s an error with the platform when a channel is banned.

Twitch: Amouranth
Amouranth does a mixture of gaming, IRL and ‘Just Chatting’ streams on Twitch.

Before her ban on March 12, Amouranth had a total of 1.41 million followers – 2nd of all female streamers on Twitch, behind only Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys. But, on March 13, this figure had dropped to 1.17 million.

When she was banned in September 2019, Amouranth gained a whopping 410,000 new followers in the seven days following the suspension. Then, these followers were seemingly wiped from her account only days later.

Stats via SullyGnome show a similar issue occurring after Amouranth’s March 2020 ban.

Sully Gnome.
Amouranth’s follower count dropped sharply around her ban, before picking up again.

On her comeback stream on March 13, Amouranth addressed the follower count issue, believing it to be a bug resulting from the account suspension.

“The follower thing is going to be annoying for a little while. Every time you get banned, your follower count is down a lot… It dropped me by like 300,000 followers,” she explained.

The stats do show that her follower count is rising again, possibly set to make her technically the fastest-growing channel temporarily, as the glitch corrects itself.

There was previously speculation that the drama surrounding her ban in September had caused her follower count to shoot up naturally, as more people heard about her channel.

Amouranth successfully appealed her latest ban, meaning it only lasted just over a day.

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TikTok star roasted by Detroit Lions for quitting shaved head challenge

Published: 2/Dec/2020 20:53 Updated: 2/Dec/2020 21:05

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok continues to pump out some of the net’s hottest challenges, but one user has gone viral for not keeping up her end of the bargain — even after receiving comments from the Detroit Lions.

TikTok is the net’s most viral video platform for a reason; having pumped out such hits as the ‘Savage’ and ‘Say so’ dances, among other memes, the app has become an online sensation in the past two years.

However, it’s for more than just dancing and lip syncing; some users have begun calling out certain celebrities, sports teams and brands with a unique challenge, with such premises as: “If [X] comments on this post, then I’ll do [Y.]”

For one TikToker, this meant shaving off her entire head of long, blonde hair if the Detroit Lions decided to comment on her video.

@ripkekenkenz@detroitlions♬ Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) – David Guetta

Unfortunately for her, they did; as did the Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Mariners, all top-tier sports teams with huge fan followings.

Despite getting the attention she’d hoped for, it doesn’t look like the TikToker — going by the username ‘kenzie’ — held up her end of the deal.

In a response video on December 1, Kenzie admitted that she didn’t have the desire to shave her head, and instead decided to shave that of one of her male friends.

“Didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next three years,” Kenzie explained in the video’s caption.

@ripkekenkenz##greenscreenvideo @user1236800442 didn’t think it would blow up and really didn’t wanna have a pixie cut for the next 3 years♬ Violent carolesdaughter – Carolesdaughter

Needless to say, she was promptly roasted by the sports teams who had commented on her previous video as well as random onlookers, who made sure to voice their displeasure in the comments section.

“Disappointed but not surprised,” the Tampa Bay Rays said.

Tampa Bay Rays roast Kenzie's TikTok challenge fail

“You got all those likes AND got noticed by the Detroit Lions and didn’t even live up to your word,” a commenter wrote. “That’s embarrassing.”

However, the Detroit Lions themselves had a hilarious response, indicating that their “respect” had shifted from Kenzie to the poor soul she’d recruited for her head-shaving mishap.

Detriot Lions clap back at Kenzie TikTok fail

All in all, it seems that this is a good lesson in keeping your end of a deal — or rather, being a bit more realistic about what you’re willing to do for views.