Destiny banned on Twitch after opening inappropriate image on stream - Dexerto

Destiny banned on Twitch after opening inappropriate image on stream

Published: 10/Nov/2019 23:52 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 15:09

by Brent Koepp


Popular Twitch personality Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell revealed that his account would be receiving a ban after he accidentally showed a nude picture on the streaming platform during his broadcast.

One of the risks of interacting with your audience when streaming is that you are open to being trolled, or accidentally clicking something risqué by mistake. Even if it’s not intended, showing anything that breaks the rules can get you banned.

Destiny learned this the hard way when he was browsing a Twitch partner’s Twitter page and accidentally showed a nude image of them which netted him with a suspension from the streaming platform.

The popular streamer opened up to his audience a day before the ban went into effect during his stream on November 9, and informed them that his account would be getting a ban later that night. “I guess I don’t really care much, because technically I’m going out of town,” he prefaced. 

“But apparently I’m getting a 3-day suspension tonight,” he said, before calling it the “ultimate irony”, and asked his chat to guess what he did to get a ban, before he broke into laughter. 

Destiny then revealed that he had been banned for accidentally showing a nude picture of fellow Twitch partner ‘Alebrelle’ during a previous broadcast. “I’m actually so triggered. Because of the naked f*cking Alebrelle tweet that I opened!” he exclaimed. 

The Twitch star was browsing Twitter during a previous broadcast, and read a “body positivity” tweet which contained a nude side shot of the streamer sitting at a piano. Apparently this was enough for Twitch to give him a three-day suspension. 

While it’s unclear what the streamer meant by calling it ironic, Destiny and Alebrelle have had a negative exchange in the past, when the latter made some harsh comments on the former’s personal life.

The suspension will only be for three days, though, and should serve as a lesson to any streamer to be careful what they look at during their broadcast – even sites like Twitter can be full of landmines that can land them a ban.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.