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DrLupo briefly banned on Mixer for impersonating himself

Published: 4/Aug/2019 22:00 Updated: 4/Aug/2019 23:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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Superstar Twitch streamer Ben ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo was temporarily banned on Microsoft’s streaming platform Mixer for impersonation. 

Mixer has been in the headlines over the past few days after Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins recently made the switch to the platform from Twitch and will stream exclusively on there for the foreseeable future. 

However, for Ninja’s good friend DrLupo, the experience with Mixer has been less than ideal, after the popular personality found his account banned on August 4. 

According to an email sent to him on the matter, access to his account had been removed after their investigation led to the conclusion that he was trying to impersonate DrLupo, despite the account owner and the streamer being one and the same person. 

“On a more hilarious note for the day, I just got banned from Mixer for impersonation of myself,” he tweeted.

According to Mixer’s official Rules of User Conduct, impersonation is considered a “more extreme” rule violation, and those found guilty have a “much higher chance of resulting in a global ban.”

Do not impersonate staff or other streamers. Having similar names is not automatically impersonation but should be avoided especially if one of the users is a partner, staff or other “known” personality.

Of course, considering that this instance was clearly not one of those cases, Mixer removed the ban on the account shortly thereafter, likely embarrassed after having been called out on their awkward mistake in front of over a million of DrLupo’s Twitter followers. 

In light of Ninja’s recent switch to Mixer, many were quick to jump to conclusions upon seeing Lupo’s tweet, even questioning whether he was allowed to have an account on the platform, considering that he was such a prominent Twitch partner.

However, the streamer clarified that he was allowed to make an account, as long as it was for talking in chats, which was corroborated with an affirmative response from Mixer’s own Twitter account.

“I just have an account so I can talk in people’s chats,” he explained. “That’s allowed, and frankly, probably encouraged.”

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Charli D’Amelio slams “hurtful” rumors that her parents force her to post online

Published: 18/Jan/2021 22:29

by Virginia Glaze

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As the current queen of TikTok, Charli D’Amelio is no stranger to being swept up in internet drama — but a recent rumor involving her family has caused the star to lash out in a series of social media posts.

Charli D’Amelio is TikTok’s most-followed content creator. Boasting over 106 million fans on the viral video app, Charli saw a huge surge in growth throughout 2020, acquiring her own makeup line and even scoring a partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts, among other accomplishments.

With great internet fame comes great… drama, apparently, as the youngest D’Amelio sibling also found herself in a slew of “scandals” last year — and the turmoil isn’t over yet, as the New Year seems to be kicking off with a disturbing rumor regarding Charli’s parents.

The rumor itself, circulating online via comments on Instagram tea pages and TikTok fan accounts, alleges that Charli is unhappy being an influencer and is “forced” to post TikToks by her parents to keep up with their elevated lifestyle.

Charli D'Amelio hits back at rumors
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The D’Amelio family have been a source of near-constant rumors and speculation among fans ever since Charli and Dixie’s rise to fame.

However, Charli has vehemently denied these claims, as told in a series of biting comments via TikTok on January 18, 2021.

“I am so fortunate to have such amazing parents, and when people spread fake, hurtful and false rumors about my family, I have to put my foot down,” she began.

“I have an amazing dad and family who have never hurt or taken advantage of me, ever. Please stop spreading these lies. If I am not in the mood to post, I don’t. No one is forcing me. My parents care about my mental health more than anything.”

It seems that Charli’s reply has been met with mixed reviews among critics, who claim that the star is avoiding responsibility for a recent Bahamas vacation — but this is far from the first time the D’Amelio’s have had to address similar rumors that spiraled out of control.

Last year, Dixie released a comparable response after fans claimed that her parents treated her poorly and “worse” than her younger sister, with YouTube drama channels pointing out moments in family videos where the eldest D’Amelio sibling was being teased.

Dixie D'Amelio tiktok comments
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Dixie was very blunt with those making accusations of her parents’ alleged favoritism.

Luckily, both stars shut down the rumors quickly and brutally — although there’s no telling what other theories fans are bound to come up with in the future.