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Petition to ban Alinity from Twitch takes off following cat abuse controversy

Published: 21/Jul/2019 21:20 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 10:49

by Virginia Glaze

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That wasn’t the only instance of animal mistreatment documented during her broadcasts, either: footage later surfaced of Alinity feeding her cat vodka through a kiss during an older stream, sparking backlash across the net.

Even animal rights organizations like PETA and the SPCA have taken action in light of the controversy, with the latter stating that a “formal cruelty complaint” has been filed with the organization due to her actions.

The outrage against Alinity has grown so great that a petition has even been published asking for Twitch to ban the streamer from their platform, with the author, Cai Samuels, claiming that “Twitch has a clear bias and they favor women streamers.”

As of writing this article, the petition already boasts over 11,600 signatures, smashing the original 5,000 – and supporters are not shy about airing out their grievances concerning Alinity’s actions.

Fans are lashing out against Alinity’s actions by signing a petition asking Twitch to remove her from their platform.

“Really not a debate at all,” one user wrote of the scandal. “Not only is what she’s doing wrong, but with Twitch NOT taking action, it’s sending a message that this is OK. Disgusting.”

“She has consistently shown a lack of care with regards to her animals, other streamers, audience and so on,” another wrote. “When your priority is views and you lose sight of common decency, you need to have someone step in and remind you that your pedestal is fragile and should be built on integrity.”

Even other popular Twitch streamers spoke out against Alininty’s behavior, with the likes of Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys calling the cat-tossing drama “messed up.”

“She did deadass yeet the cat,” Pokimane said during a July 20 stream. “That’s messed up! Especially because you can’t see what’s around her.”

While Alinity has since issued a public apology regarding the debacle, she has yet to receive a ban for the offense, although she did receive a three-day ban in late May after accidentally showing porn during a broadcast.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.