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Kaceytron banned on Twitch over “insensitive” coronavirus comment

Published: 18/Mar/2020 0:46 Updated: 18/Mar/2020 13:46

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch partner ‘Kaceytron’ has been indefinitely suspended on Twitch over an “insensitive” coronavirus comment the Amazon-owned platform deemed to be “hateful conduct.”

Kaceytron has been one of the biggest names in the Twitch Just Chatting section for years. Since starting up her streaming career in 2012, she’s attracted hundreds of thousands of fans.

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However, one statement made on stream has seen her taken off the platform, with the streamer receiving an “indefinite” suspension over “hateful conduct.”

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Kaceytron has been banned indefinitely from Twitch.

Kaceytron was banned on March 17 over comments she made a week earlier regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on the Rajj podcast on March 11, the streamer made a comment that fell flat with the other participants.

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“Yes [we would kiss] and we would leave quarantine and try to spread it as much as possible because the world would be a better place without old and poor people,” Kaceytron said, answering a question on quarantines.

When the other podcast participants reacted negatively to her bold statement, she doubled down, adding that she “said what [she] said.”

Twitch’s reason for the ban was for “engaging in hateful conduct and threats of violence against a person or group of people,” which is usually attached with bans of up to 30 days.

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However, Twitch took decisive action, deplatforming the streamer indefinitely, with the only form of recourse being a ban appeal.

“Any hateful conduct is considered a zero-tolerance violation,” the platform’s guidelines state. “We will take action on all accounts associated with such conduct with a range of enforcement actions, including and up to indefinite suspension.”

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Twitch has a strict zero-tolerance policy for hateful conduct.

After the ban hammer was laid down, Kaceytron issued an apology to her fans.

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“I’ve been indefinitely suspended because of an insensitive comment I made last week,” the streamer said. “I don’t condone hatred towards any person and it was a poor reflection of my character. I’m just trying to take this all in right now.

“It was a comment I made on the Rajj show that was uploaded to LSF [/r/livestreamfail]. Obviously it was a joke but that doesn’t excuse it. It was in poor taste and my fault.”

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Kaceytron had over 500,000 followers as of March 17. Stats site TwitchTracker also logged the streamer as having 1,452 active subscribers at the moment, which is worth approximately $7,000 a month.

Kaceytron will no longer have access to her Twitch account unless her ban appeal is successful. She has not stated as to whether she will appeal or swap platforms..

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Twitch streamer goes viral by posting same photo on Instagram every day

Published: 8/Oct/2020 19:26 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 19:35

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer and comedian Mark Samyal Bonanno has gone viral for posting the same photo of himself and his father to Instagram every single day — with a few humorous modifications, of course.

Every once in a while, someone gets incredibly creative with their social media presence; but with so many content creators out there nowadays, it seems like just about everything has already been done.

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This is not the case for Twitch streamer, comedian and actor Mark Bonanno, who took his Instagram game to the next level with a little inspiration from his father.

Bonanno is part of Australian absurdist comedy group Aunty Donna, which boasts an impressive YouTube presence of over 315,000 subscribers.

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Best known for their comedy sketches and humorous podcast, Aunty Donna has become quite the name in the Aussie online space, and Bonanno is showing off his comedy chops even further via his Instagram account.

A quick look at his profile will show some interesting results: His entire profile consists of a single photo posted multiple times, showing himself and his father posing in front of a blue Ford sedan.

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GOLD 104 GOOD TIMES AND GREAT CLASSIC PHOTO OF MY DAD (CHARLIE) AND ME IN FRONT OF THE WOGLYF CAR

A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

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These photos stretch back far into his account, each with a different spin; Bonanno even recreated the photo with TF2 characters in Garry’s Mod, while others show the two in front of the famous code seen in the Matrix films or other odd backgrounds.

His latest pic (at the time of writing) shows his father’s head photoshopped into that of a velociraptor — and although it’s not exactly Jurassic Park-levels of frightening, it’s certainly worth a good laugh.

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Just the photo of my dad (Raptor) and me in front of the woglyf car. I hope neither of us turn to the darkside. Credit: @brennawin89

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A post shared by Mark Samual Bonanno (@mark_and_charlie) on

Bonanno’s Instagram shenanigans have since gone viral online, earning him wide appeal as viewers can’t seem to get enough of the daily photoshopped madness of the same picture; but a cheeky Q&A session with his pater has revealed that he wasn’t actually aware the photo would turn into such a long-running gag.

In response to a fan’s question about the pic, Bonanno’s father, Charlie (real name Carmelo), wrote: “I thought it was a bit of fun. I didn’t know he was going to do this, though.”

Charlie answers a question about Mark's daily photoshopping posts.
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A cheeky Q&A sesh with Mark’s father, Charlie, revealed his humorous thoughts on the now viral daily photo project.

Shenanigans aside, it seems that Mark’s wacky undertaking has taken off in a major way, giving fans and onlookers something wild to look forward to every day.