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Hentai artist who slammed Twitch’s ‘hypocrisy’ has been banned

Published: 16/Sep/2019 23:44 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 8:11

by Andrew Amos

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French Hentai artist ‘Sareui’, who recently criticized Twitch’s ‘double standards’ regarding “sexually suggestive content,” has been banned.

Twitch is host to a plethora of different streaming channels, from gaming, to art, and other varying forms of entertainment. This makes every community on the streaming platform unique, and can help niche streamers find their corner of the internet to promote themselves on.

However, one creator on the platform, Saruei, has been criticized by Twitch for the “sexually suggestive” nature of her content, which is primarily Japanese hentai art. She spoke out against the platform’s treatment of her channel, and received a three-day ban afterwards.

Why was Saruei banned?

During a September 16 stream, Saruei read out an email she received from Twitch staff live on stream regarding her channel getting banned. 

“Some of your drawings are not in adequacy with the rules of the platform, including subjective / sexualized poses,” the email said. “The angle of the drawings focus on the butt in particular.”

She was also warned about some of her stream titles, and to not include phrases like “lewd art” in the future.

The Twitch representative handed down the ban at the end of the email, with a slight little disclaimer at the end.

“I was also informed by the moderation team that you have been judged recently on the content explained above, and you are going to receive a three-day ban, which should start in the coming hours. The content of this email – oh, I shouldn’t have spoken about this on stream.”

Saruei’s channel is yet to be banned, but given the wording of the email, should go down in the next few hours.

Twitch: SarueiSaruei’s channel is still up at this point in time, but that may change in the coming hours.

What has Saruei said about Twitch?

The artist recently spoke out about Twitch’s ‘double standards’ regarding artists and IRL streamers on the platform.

“There’s f***ing girls squatting in front of the webcam, showing off their ass,” she ranted, about how some IRL streamers are seemingly treated differently to the rest of the community.

She continued with Twitch’s comments about her own art, which the platform deemed too sexual. 

“They didn’t specify, that’s why they warned me as it’s my first time getting a warning from them. I hope it won’t happen again because I asked them what is the problem with these drawings? Is it the clothing or the pose? What is against Twitch guidelines? I need to know!” 

Twitch’s Community Guidelines state that streamers attire must be appropriate for a public place, and this might extend to art created on the platform, as Twitch looks to promote a safer image.

While some of Saruei’s art might not fall inside of the guidelines, she has raised a fair point about how Twitch handles some streamers differently to others, and how some of the platform’s rules need to be clarified.

We will update this piece with new information as it comes to light.

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PewDiePie shares his insane police chase story

Published: 30/Oct/2020 19:42

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg revealed that he once had a run in with the police when he was younger. The Swede opened up on stream about a handful of “embarrassing” stories from his youth.

For many, PewDiePie has been the face of online entertainment for the last decade. With over 107 million subscribers to his channel, the content creator is undoubtedly the reigning king of YouTube.

During his October 29 livestream, the star opened up about experiences he had when he was lesser known. From speeding tickets to his car being impounded, the 31-year-old had some incredible stories to tell.

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The YouTuber hilariously showed off his “epic” car in 2016.

PewDiePie reveals story about run-in with police

The YouTuber was preparing to stream Among Us with Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys when he revealed “embarrassing” stories from his youth to viewers. The star detailed a time he was pulled over for speeding on the highway.

“I was 18 and I just got my driver’s license. Of course, the cliche. I thought ‘yeah, there is no cars.’ Thought I was the coolest,” he said, before pausing to tell fans, “DON’T DO THIS, it’s not cool! But then I sped, and the police actually chased after me. They put the sirens behind, I’ve never seen that before.”

Despite the scare of them chasing him, luckily he was let off with a warning. “I gave them the sappiest eyes ever. I feel like the pitied me so hard, they just lowered what they had on the ticket. They were like “you’re fine, just go. Don’t drive fast,” he said.

The entertainer added, “I’ve never been stopped in the UK, I was stopped so many times in Sweden.” As if that wasn’t crazy enough, Kjellberg also told his audience the story about how his car once got impounded when he was out of the country, and was almost auctioned off.

“F**king auctions, man. That happened to my car once. I didn’t pay tax on it, and I was away. So it had been taken off and it was just about to go in auction,” the YouTuber revealed. “It’s f**king crazy. How can they do that? I was out of the country!”

PewDiePie had to drive over 40 minutes to reach the place where they had taken his vehicle. Summing up the whole experience, he cautioned fans: “It’s tough, guys, it’s tough not paying your taxes.”

The stories PewDiePie told were from years back, however he called them “embarrassing” experiences. To be fair, everyone has a story of getting into trouble in some form or another in their youth.

Despite being known for his video content, in 2020 the personality has been streaming more often after signing a major deal with YouTube back in March. Fans are often treated to anecdotes from the star’s interesting life.