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Art streamer slams Twitch after being banned for drawing woman

Published: 12/Jan/2020 18:25

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Art streamer ShyBear has hit out at Twitch following a three-day suspension she received for drawing a woman during a broadcast, and also asked the Amazon-owned platform to rethink its ban policy.

The platform has been very clear in the past as to what kinds of art is a violation of its Community Guidelines – usually ones that show too much of certain body parts – and hasn’t been shy when banning streamers who cross the line.

ShyBear has asked Twitch to rethink its ban policy though, after she was suspended for her drawing of a woman that she claims didn’t break the rules.

Banned for woman drawing

On January 11, the streamer posted on Twitter to complain about her sudden suspension from the platform. 

“THIS is what got me a [three] day ban on Twitch. Please rethink how you guys do bans and ban people that actually deserve it,” she tweeted, alongside a photograph of her art.

The offending drawing in question was the beginning stages of a depiction of a standing woman from behind, with an outline of their buttocks and a side profile of their chest on show.

The artist’s ban could have been a result of how she titled her broadcast, as one of her followers pointed out in a reply to the original tweet.

“You couldn’t even see [the] drawing on stream,” they said. “Probably cause [of your stream description], who knows, but it’s dumb.”

“I think that’s what it is. But regardless – I described the painting, not myself,” the 26-year-old replied. “You are allowed to do portraits without [showing too much]… It barely had anything on it yet.”

The platform’s Community Guidelines state that art that shows ‘too much’ “may be allowed in educational contexts or for pre-approved licensed content, in each case subject to additional restrictions.”

ShyBear is known for her variety streams in the Just Chatting section of Twitch, where she interacts with her viewers by doing activities such as drawing, Just Dance games, and hot sauce challenges.

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Charli D’Amelio slams “out of control” hate from 100m followers scandal

Published: 3/Dec/2020 21:21

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok star Charli D’Amelio is hitting back at the intense criticism she received after joking about not reaching 100 million followers in a year, as well as the hate that followed her tearful Instagram Live on the subject.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Now boasting over 101 million followers, Charli has become the poster girl for the viral video application — but not everyone is a fan of the internet superstar.

The 16-year-old influencer got hit with an avalanche of negativity upon the release of a “Dinner with the D’Amelio’s” episode on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly bemoan not reaching 100 million followers in a year’s time.

The issue quickly erupted into a scandal, with users calling out Charli for purportedly only seeing her fans as “numbers” and being ungrateful for her privileged position as a celebrity.

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The hate soon spun into a hurricane of vile comments, with D’Amelio even revealing she’d been sent death threats from angry viewers during a tearful Instagram live addressing the situation. She even lost 1 million followers over the ordeal.

She has discussed the matter yet again in a solo December 3 episode of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast sans sister Dixie D’Amelio, hitting back at the shocking amount of hate she received over the scandal.

“The thing that I think happened was, it spiraled completely out of control,” she said of the situation. “It turned into a place where I was getting threats for my life. When talking about this on Live, I got emotional, because that’s not something that people take lightly.”

“I feel like people really have to understand that yes, I do have a substantial amount of people that follow me on social media,” she continued. “That does not mean that I am not a person. …The entire situation was taken completely out of proportion by lots of people.”

“I know I’m not a disrespectful person. I know that I’m not a genuinely horrible person. I know I’m a good person, at the end of the day. Whether or not everyone agrees with that is for them to figure out, and that’s totally fine.”

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Charli’s podcast shines a light on the growing negativity from social media platforms like TikTok, which even bullied the likes of Taio Cruz off the website within just a few days of him creating an account.

This situation serves as an important reminder to remember that no matter the circumstances, there’s always another person behind your phone screen who your words are directly affecting — 100 million followers or not.