Twitch streamer Natalia ‘Alinity’ Mogollon has found herself at the center of controversy again, as calls for her to be banned from the platform have spread on social media after her April 24 livestream.
Update, April 26, 4:28AM EST: Alinity has now been banned from Twitch following the incident.
This follows her previous high-profile controversy, when she was accused of mistreating her cats, even prompting some to report her to animal protection services. However, she was cleared of any wrongdoing by the SPCA.
There was also no punishment from Twitch itself, despite claims that it broke the community guidelines. Later incidents have also found her the target of backlash, such as the infamous ‘crotch sniffing’ situation with her dog, or being accused of using racial slurs.
During her April 24 Twitch broadcast, Mogollon was stuffing a pillow under her top, as she accidentally revealed more than was intended.
After the incident, Alinity looked shocked and mouthed “Oh my god”.
The clip was immediately shared widely, leading to calls for her to be banned from the platform. DramaAlert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem was among those calling for her suspension.
Also Alinity is NOT banned!
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) April 25, 2020
Twitch’s community guidelines state that “overall surrounding framing and context” will always be taken into account when assessing potential community guidelines violations. As of writing, Alinity’s account remains active and the streamer is free to broadcast on the Amazon-owned streaming platform.
Floods of Twitch users have therefore placed Twitch’s punishment system in the firing line across social media.
IF ALINITY DOESNT GET BANNED FOR THIS I AM GOING TO FUCKING LOSE IT ON HOW UNFAIR THIS SHIT IS, YOU HAVE 24 HRS BEFORE WE RIOT!!!!!!
— kaceytron (@kaceytron) April 25, 2020
Although, one streamer said Twitch are “stuck in a catch 22.”
Twitch is stuck in a catch 22
Either they don’t ban Alinity and then it becomes unfair to all the other streamers who have been banned for accidental slips
Or they ban her and prove they care more about titties than animal abuse
— DVS (@A_DVS_NTT) April 25, 2020
This isn’t the first time Twitch’s banning policy has been scrutinized, as formerly-banned streamer Dennis ‘PaymoneyWubby’ Richardson underlined Twitch’s supposed favoritism towards certain creators — after receiving a 14-day suspension for an ‘invasion of privacy,’ despite adhering to Twitch’s guidelines.
Alinity has not commented on the incident publicly yet. Twitch does not comment on community guideline violations to respect the privacy of users.