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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.


Nessa Barrett hits back at attacks telling her to kill herself

Published: 25/Oct/2020 21:04

by Charlotte Colombo


TikToker Nessa Barrett has, once again, had to hit out against some of the trolls who harass her online, after their bullying took a sinister turn. 

Barrett has had a difficult few days after becoming unwittingly involved in the Jaden Hossler and Mads Lewis ‘diss track’ drama.

After hinting at a collaboration with Hossler on Twitter, she was accused of ‘shading’ his ex girlfriend and former friend, Lewis by hiding a range of Twitter replies referring to her.

However, judging by her recent Tweets, Barrett has enough problems of her own to concern herself with someone else’s drama, as she opened up about some of the intense abuse she had recently received online on Twitter.

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Twitter: Nessa Barrett
Nessa Barrett appeals to fans to leave her alone.

In a series of Tweets, she appealed to trolls to “stop telling [her] to kill [her]self,” explaining that she doesn’t “need to hear it anymore on top of [her] own thoughts [she] battle[s] everyday.”

Giving an insight to the struggles of being in the public eye, Barrett tells fans that they “have no idea how draining it is.”

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Fans have rallied around Barrett following her Tweets.

In response to these raw and honest Tweets, fans on Instagram rallied around the TikToker, with one user saying: “Imagine receiving thousands of death treats I could never — all I have to say is she’s so strong.”

Another user said that the fact that she had to tweet this was “so sad,” while a further user said “TikTok is so toxic damn.”

Nessa Barrett’s mental health battle

Nessa Barrett has bravely spoken out about her experiences with mental health several times in the past. In an August interview with Entertainment Tonight, she opened up about being diagnosed with conditions like anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

“I’ve been in therapy for anxiety since I was like, six,” she said at the time.

“And then, when I was about 14, I was misdiagnosed with depression. And then, recently, I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.”

Being a singer as well as a TikToker, she channelled a lot of her mental heath struggles into songs such as her debut single ‘Pain,’ which she explains was written during a “really vulnerable time” where, among other things, she was once again receiving a lot of hate online.

She also spoke out on Twitter in September about the “serious” and “personal” nature of her mental health issues after she was filmed crying in a restaurant by celebrity paparazzo Kevin Wong.

Hopefully, Barrett’s latest Tweets will be enough of a wake up call for trolls to stop harassing her when she is already feeling vulnerable.