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IRL streamer’s Twitch channel shut down after asking the President to start a war

Published: 17/Nov/2019 19:42 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 9:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL streamer Corinne Now’s Twitch account was appearing shut down on November 17 after a heated confrontation with a man resulted in the entertainer suggesting US President start a war.

The self-proclaimed social media influencer was in Beverly Hills checking out Christmas lights when a car pulled up in front of her and she began conversing with its occupants.

“Where are you guys from?” she asked the group inside the packed automobile.

“We’re from Iran,” one glasses-wearing individual in the backseat replied.

Twitch/corinnenowCorinne Now did not like what the man in the backseat had to say.

“Oh my God, what are you guys doing in Beverly Hills?” the surprised streamer continued.

At that point, the man in the backseat appeared to say something along the lines of “f*ck some b*tches,” though his audio wasn’t the cleanest – no pun intended. Whatever the case, however, Corinne was furious at the inappropriate comments.

“That’s rude and that’s tacky and it makes your country look like sh*t when you talk like that in public,” she ranted.

“I’m not actually from there,” the man confessed, but Corinne was still angered at what he had said.

“When you call girls a ‘B word’ it makes you look like trash,” she blasted. “You should apologize. You look like trash, dude. You wanted to be on my stream. You wanted to be on my stream, babe.”

Finally, the driver in the car had enough and drove off leaving Corinne Now in the dust, but not before she made a special request to the President of the United States.

Immediately after suggesting the President start a war with Iran, the streamer gasped and seemed to regret her choice of words.

“Am I allowed to say that?” she asked her chat. “Ooh, my mouth is going to be quiet.”

Twitch/corinnenowThe streamer seemed to instantly regret her choice of words.

Since the incident, the streamer’s Twitch has been rendered unavailable. It’s unclear whether Twitch suspended the account or if she had deleted the channel herself.

Dexerto has reached out to Corinne Now for comment.

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Artists claim Twitch is ignoring creative streamers by hiding category

Published: 22/Nov/2020 6:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Twitch started rolling out a discoverability experiment on their platform that merges art and creative streams into the IRL category, and it hasn’t sat well with streamers, who feel like it makes it even harder for viewers to find them.

Twitch is always looking to innovate and streamline its platform in an attempt to make the site a better experience for streamers and viewers alike.

However, they don’t always get it right. They recently came under fire for introducing ‘intrusive’ mid-stream ads and dishing out a relentless series of DMCA takedowns, which they’ve since apologized for and explained.

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear has done a lot of apologizing lately.

Unfortunately, it seems like they’ve done it again. This time, they’ve tried to streamline their categories and directories, inadvertently ignoring artists and creative streamers in the process.

“We’re rolling out a discoverability experiment to a portion of users,” they said. “This experiment will provide a new way to browse Twitch, and make it easier to find content you’ll love!” The new directories include Games, Music, IRL, and Esports.

However, artists are nowhere to be seen. The update shoehorns artistic and creative streamers into the IRL category, which many believe will make it harder for viewers to find them.

It didn’t take long for streamers to start voicing their concerns. Ross O’Donovan is an animator, artist, voice actor, and streamer with more than 250,000 followers on Twitch. He was one of the first to express his dissatisfaction.

“Hey Twitch. Your decision to gradually dismantle creative as a category over time isn’t going unnoticed,” he said. 

“Merging it with IRL is not fair on the artists who already have a hard time with discoverability,” he added. “These are the artists who make the very emotes that sell your subscriptions.”

“If Twitch supports artists, streamers will have in community access to easily found talent to collaborate with,” said Ross, in a separate tweet.

“Emotes, layouts, animated alerts.. fostering this category only benefits the entire community as a whole and raises production quality across the board,” he added.

It’s not only artistic and creative streamers who are angered by the situation. Even popular variety streamers like ‘AnneMunition’ are jumping on board to support them.

“Adding a +1 for Creative as its own category,” she said, in response to the initial post. She went on to list the categories with a creative one in the mix.

Twitch has not updated their stance beyond their initial comment. However, they have said it’s entirely experimental and are open to feedback.

A petition from artists on Twitch to include the creative category has nearly reached 5,000 votes at the time of publishing.