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Destiny responds to accusations that his fans got BadBunny banned

Published: 24/Nov/2019 16:18

by Daniel Cleary


Popular streamer Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell II has responded to accusations that his fans were the reason Nicole ‘BadBunny’ was banned from Twitch.

Streamers BadBunny and Central Committee were banned from Twitch for broadcasting their reactions to the U.S Democratic debate following DMCA claims on their channels.

BadBunny has suggested Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell’s community could have been responsible for the ban. Bonnel did not take too kindly to the accusations, responding on November 23.

Destiny, TwitchDestiny is known on Twitch for his takes as a political commentator.

Destiny and Central Committee both made an appearance on the popular Rajj Royale podcast when it was suggested that Destiny’s fan base could have played a part in BadBunny’s suspension specifically.

Destiny quickly fired back and began listing some of the other possible reasons that could have resulted in the DMCA takedowns, explaining, “One, maybe there are other people that just really hate you and BadBunny.”

“That’s entirely possible, both of you are f**king hateable people,” he said, provoking reactions from the other guests before continuing with his list, “Two, maybe somebody in your community filed a false flag, not very likely but it could’ve happened.”

“Or three, you two were the only people who were re-streaming the debate that were large in the politics section,” Destiny concluded, highlighting the fact that it was easier to find their channels compared to others who were re-broadcasting it.

“My stream was unlisted as were other people’s streams and other people were listed in the Just Chatting and Minecraft sections,” he explained. ”You and Nicole were the only two listed in politics – maybe NBC went to the politics section and they DMCA’d people they found there.”

Both BadBunny and Central Committee’s channels have been unbanned since the democratic debate took place although they were vocal about their criticism over Twitch’s system for dealing with DMCA claims.

Twitch has received some backlash in 2019 over their decisions when it comes to suspending its users, but in the case of BadBunny, the ban was a result of a DMCA claim, meaning Twitch is obligated by law to remove the offending material.


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.