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PETA “demands” Twitch ban Alinity following dog drama

Published: 5/Dec/2019 12:21 Updated: 5/Dec/2019 12:23

by David Purcell

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have called for streamer Alinity Divine to be banned from Twitch over treatment of her pets during broadcasts. 

The American animal rights organization has accused the popular streamer of “cruelty” in a statement posted on December 4, and it’s not the first time that they have advocated the platform take action.

Back in July, Alinity was accused of abusing cats after being seen throwing her pet during a livestream and spitting vodka in another cat’s mouth. PETA demanded her removal then and have now moved to reiterate their stance.

Alinity, Instagram


Alinity has never faced a ban on the streaming website for these incidents, although some viewers have complained about her treatment of her pets, particularly, in the past.

One Twitter user, clearly concerned by the content Alinity has been putting out on Twitch, responded to one of PETA’s posts: “Please, check the sh*t Alinity is doing with her dog on Twitch…we’re done with Twitch not doing anything about animal abuse, and we have no options left.”

In response, PETA reiterated their stance to have the streamer’s channel removed. They said: “We are aware of the cruelty and have demanded Twitch take her off of the platform.”


The user who reached out to the organization, TheMaxTheory, cited a recent incident on stream where Alinity’s behavior with dogs was called into question.

The clip has since gone insanely viral, resulting in renewed scrutiny on Alinity’s channel. Calls for her to be banned were quickly shrugged off by the streamer herself, describing it as a “ridiculous” drama.

“People are like really mad about this. Like, people think I should be banned for that,” she said on December 1. “I think it’s so ridiculous, like seriously guys, y’all have gone way too far.”

The dog sniffing her crotch on stream has sparked some mainstream media coverage as well, with the HuffPost posting an article titled ‘Here’s Why Dogs Sniff Your Crotch When You’re On Your Period’. She shared with her followers on Twitter, joking about people going back through her broadcasts to find similar moments.

She tweeted: “I stream 6 days a week and get 12 periods a year. That’s at least 48 broadcasted period days! So there are literally people combing through thousands of hours of streams.”

As of December 5, Alinity’s channel remains intact. With the clip now shared widely, it’s unlikely that retrospective action will be taken by Twitch, despite PETA’s concerns.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.