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Banned Twitch body painter hits out at platform over rule changes

Published: 13/Jun/2020 12:07

by Joe Craven


Twitch body painter ‘ForkGirl’ has hit out at the streaming service over changes they made to their guidelines, just weeks after her channel was apparently deleted without warning. 

Body painting has long been a controversial topic on Twitch, with some users arguing it is inappropriate and so violates the platform’s guidelines. However, others argue that it is a legitimate form of art, and it regularly attracts thousands of viewers.

Twitch has strict rules about body painting. It is allowed, but streamers must meet a number of rules and standards relating to how much of their body is covered.

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ForkGirl does a variety of body paints on her channel, with a focus on gaming characters particularly.

Back on June 5, ForkGirl claimed her Twitch channel was deleted without warning. “I woke up this morning to my Twitch account deleted, with no email or communication from Twitch,” she said.

She also shared images of her last two paints done on stream, to show that they did not breach community guidelines. However, it now appears that the email from the platform has been found, but ForkGirl’s criticism of Twitch remains.

It’s been confirmed – My suspension had nothing to do with copyright music,” she tweeted. “Twitch updated the body-paint guidelines to give clear rules, then threw in a vague clause which can be used to justify banning any body painter.”

In the attached explanation, she reiterated her confidence that none of her streams have breached Twitch’s guidelines, even with the new stipulations in place.

Twitch’s ruling stipulated that “performing unrelated activities for an extended period of time while dressed in body-art attire” was now a bannable offense.

She concluded: “At least when I thought it was DMCA related, I felt it was justified. But my channel has been wrongfully taken from me AGAIN. I’m so upset and disappointed.”

It’s clear, however, that ForkGirl wants more clarity over her channel removal which, at the time of writing, remains in place.

Twitch does not comment on violations of their community guidelines, or bans pertaining to specific streamers, to protect the privacy of users.


Why Millie Bobby Brown has deleted her TikTok

Published: 30/Nov/2020 7:09 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 11:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Millie Bobby Brown deleted her TikTok account and her fans have been left wondering what happened that led to her departure.

Millie Bobby Brown exploded in popularity after all the success of Stranger Things in the past few years. However, fans have been drawn to her bright and bubbly personality too, and she’s developed a big presence on social media

Millie Bobby Brown has almost 40 million followers on Instagram. It was always her biggest platform. However, her TikTok was incredibly popular too. It featured all kinds of content, including clips of her singing, dancing, and recreating viral trends like a normal teenager.

She has now deleted her TikTok, which came as a huge surprise to her millions of followers, and many are left wondering if and when she’ll return to the video-sharing platform.


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Nothing stopped her fans from speculating about some of the reasons why she might have disabled her account, which had around 16.2 million followers, and 158.4 million clip likes.

Although she didn’t address the situation directly, Millie appeared to post a short explanation to her Instagram story, saying “realizing that surrounding yourself with positivity is the happiest way of living! No hate, and only love. Remember to be kind. Thank you.”

Millie Bobby Brown deletes TikTok
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Millie posted an explanation on Instagram

It’s not the first time Brown has deleted a social media account either. She deleted her Twitter account all the way back in 2018 due to a series of “disgusting” memes, and she may very well have done the same this time around too.


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Of course, her TikTok videos will be sorely missed. They always managed to brighten people’s days. Still, it’s important to remember there’s an actual person behind the spotlight.