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Body painter lashes out at Twitch following ‘unfair’ ban

Published: 13/Apr/2020 9:59 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 10:23

by Joe Craven


A popular Twitch body painter has hit out at the streaming service over a temporary ban she received for an “insufficiently covered body” on April 11. 

Mizzy is a 22-year-old Twitch personality who lives in British Columbia, Canada. She has been on the platform for a number of years and specializes in body painting – the art of painting a person’s body, often to depict clothing or as part of a cosplay.

As you can imagine, this is a bit of a grey area on Twitch’s terms of use. While “body art” is a listed “exception” to Twitch’s terms of service, it almost always involves the use of the streamer’s body as a blank canvas.

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Mizzy had 1,300 subscribers at the time of her ban.

In an attempt to ensure that she didn’t receive any punishment from the Amazon-owned platform, Mizzy started the stream with her chest already painted, believing that by doing this, she would not violate Twitch’s terms of use.

This didn’t stop the Canadian’s account from being banned, however. Despite following the terms of service to the best of her knowledge, Mizzy’s account received a one day suspension for “streaming or engaging in body-art content featuring a nude or insufficiently covered body”.

“Twitch has banned me!” the artist tweeted. “I don’t care if it’s for a day, it still affects my account. I did nothing wrong.” 

Responses to Mizzy’s ban were mixed. One Twitter user argued that the ban was justified, and that the 22-year-old was “naive” and knew “what kind of content you knowingly were live streaming on a predominantly gaming platform.”

However, others argued that Mizzy’s stream stuck to Twitch’s guidelines: “That banning was total bullsh*t. Everything was within Twitch’s own guidelines.”

Given the one day length of Mizzy’s ban, she is already back on Twitch. However, a ban stands against a channel even after it has returned and can lead to issues regarding partnership and monetization in the future.

Regardless, Mizzy is back body painting on Twitch, deciding not to let her suspension stop her from creating the content she loves.


Bryce Hall puts Quen Blackwell on blast after Griffin Johnson TikTok drama

Published: 18/Nov/2020 4:59

by Brad Norton


Following on from Quen Blackwell and Griffin Johnson’s social media clash, Bryce Hall has now jumped into the mix and lashed back at the original post that kickstarted the feud.

If you’re not up to speed on the latest TikTok kerfuffle, don’t stress. Here’s a quick refresher. Two days ago social media celeb Quen Blackwell reacted to a TikTok post featuring Bryce Hall and Addison Rae.

Their relationship has been hot and cold throughout most of the year. Blackwell took the opportunity to joke about the on-again, off-again couple, yelling “no” at the top of lungs in her own post. While Johnson was the first to take issue with her comedic reaction, Hall has now fired back as well.

Rather than calling her out on social media, however, Hall allegedly got in touch and hashed it out directly. It’s clear that things didn’t go down all too well between the pair as he’s since gone on to expose their private conversation.

@quenblackwell##stitch with @addisonre♬ original sound – quenblackwell

“So I confronted her and talked about it,” he said. As it turns out, Blackwell was forthcoming with her intentions. “I only do this for likes and being relatable,” she explained, according to Hall.

“I get it, you’re just doing it for numbers. It had like 1.5 million likes, I get it,” Hall assured. As social media personalities, both have their own audiences and both create content to generate engagement. While that TikTok may have struck a nerve at first, it seemed as though they were able to get on the same page in their chat.

That mutual respect didn’t stand for all too long though. Blackwell claimed she wouldn’t do it again, though that wasn’t the case as she touched on the subject 24 hours later before deleting her videos. “It’s so fake,” Hall said in response.

“Now that she’s deleted the videos, we’re friends again. We’re gonna be like the rest of these social media people and just act as though nothing happens behind the scenes.”

Clearly not too pleased with how the drama unfolded, Hall can at least respect that Blackwell deleted her latest videos. At the time of writing, this seems to be the end of the controversy. Though it could all kick off once more if Blackwell goes back on her word yet again.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated if the latest TikTok drama continues to explode across social media.