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Kaceytron to host first ever Twitch ‘Slut Stream’ to combat online harassment

Published: 29/Jul/2019 23:24 Updated: 29/Jul/2019 23:40

by Eli Becht

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Twitch streamer Kacey ‘KaceyTron‘ Caviness is hosting a ‘Slut Stream’ on July 30 to help raise awareness for the online harassment that many other females streamers receive from viewers.

KaceyTron has long been one of the most polarizing personalities on the internet but that hasn’t stopped her from growing in popularity.

She’s a frequent target of viewers but she is trying to turn all of that around by raising awareness to the plight of other female streamers by hosting a day of streaming called the “Slut Stream.”

Kaceytron, TwitchKaceyTron is raising awareness for online harassment.

The idea is it will be used to empower women and to take a stand against the harassment.

“We want any and all streamers who stand against the constant harassment and slut shaming of women to stream dressed in ways that make them feel comfortable and raise money for a good cause,” KaceyTron tweeted.

She went more in-depth about the upcoming stream on Twitch, where she gave a speech of sorts about what we can expect.

“Tomorrow (July 30) is the first annual SlutStream and we will be nourished by the tears of incels,” she said. “They will cry about us ruining their precious gaming website.”

There’s really no telling how all of this will turn out since she does have what seems to be a dedicated following of viewers who hate her and those folks will definitely tune in to see what the fuss is about.

The reaction to this announcement on the Livestream Fails subreddit has been a bit mixed so maybe it won’t end up being a total disaster, but that’s still up for debate.

She hasn’t given an exact starting date for her stream so you’ll have to keep an eye for when she goes live on her Twitch channel.

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Twitch bans Ryan Haywood after disgraced Rooster Teeth star attempts comeback

Published: 21/Jan/2021 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Twitch has banned the account of former Rooster Teeth personality Ryan Haywood, months after he was let go from the company in light of predatory allegations.

The disgraced Achievement Hunter will no longer be able to interact with the gaming community through Twitch. Haywood’s personal account by the name of ‘SortaMaliciousGaming’ has been permanently banned from the platform.

Following more than a dozen allegations against him, Haywood was dropped from Rooster Teeth back in October 2020. A few weeks of silence had gone by before he returned to the internet through Twitch at the start of the new year.

Naturally, it didn’t take long for the community to catch on with #BanRyanHaywood trending across Twitter shortly after.

Twitch answered on January 20, finally erasing his presence on the site.

Haywood took to the streaming platform to share a lengthy message with his remaining followers. “I wanted to say thank you to all of you who are still subscribed,” he said. “I’ve spent the last few months figuring out what the next steps are. Through all of it, having your support has been an incredible help.”

Immediately, former colleagues and the greater Rooster Teeth audience latched onto the statement, slamming Twitch for allowing him a voice on the platform. 

Haywood had previously used social media to groom multiple fans over a number of years. Many had even engaged in intimate relations while underage. “I made mistakes and will be leaving RT to focus on rebuilding my family and life,” he said on Twitter on October 6. “I’m sorry to anyone I’ve hurt.”

As a result of his infidelity and predatory behavior, Haywood’s presence has since been wiped from years of Rooster Teeth content. Countless colleagues of his also took to social media to show support for the community.

“I’ll keep you updated on what’s going on,” Haywood added in his message on Twitch prior to the ban, implying that it would be his primary form of communication moving forward into 2021. 

He now has no means of which to publicly engage with the community online. His privileges across Twitter, YouTube, and now Twitch have all been revoked.