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Streamer accuses Twitch of sexism after ban for her clothing

Published: 21/Mar/2020 17:58

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Swebliss has hit back at the Amazon-owned site after she was banned, suggesting her punishment for her clothing is discriminatory.

Twitch has strict guidelines on what is considered appropriate attire, essentially advising streamers not to wear clothing that would be unsuitable in a public setting.

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However, it is an area of the site’s community guidelines swamped in ambiguity, and Swebliss clearly feels her suspension, lasting only 24 hours, is unwarranted in this instance.

Swebliss taking a selfie.
Instagram: Swebliss
Swebliss had over 200,000 followers on Twitch at the time of her ban on March 21. Her streams focused on art and fashion.

Best known for her art and fashion streams, Swebliss, a Swedish Twitch streamer and YouTuber, had over 210,000 followers at the time of her ban, on March 21.

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Shortly after her suspension, Swebliss explained on Twitter: “Someone reported me and Twitch closed the stream one day. This is insane. Twitch being hateful for clothes I’ve been wearing for years!? It’s fashion you closeminded a**holes!”

Continuing, she explained that after six years of art and fashion streams, her clothing had never been an issue, calling the ban “discriminating AF.” Swebliss has since deleted the tweets, explaining that she didn’t want it to seem as though she blamed the specific Twitch staff she had tagged.

The Swedish streamer accused the decision of being sexist, and suggested other users on the platform do and say much worse without punishment.

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As this is her first ban, Swebliss will be off Twitch for only 24 hours. But, Twitch’s rules mean that further bans will last longer, often a week, then 30 days, then indefinite.

The streamer went on to explain that Twitch had apparently encouraged more non-gaming content for 2020, and that she had ‘lost faith’ in the platform.

After deleting her initial posts, because she didn’t want explicitly blame the staff she had tagged, Swebliss confirmed she had been in touch with Twitch. She says there was no explanation for the ban, and revealed the measures she takes avoid breaking the rules, even taping her clothes to avoid “accidents.”

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Once her 24-hour suspension is up, Swebliss will be free to return to the platform and stream as normal.

But, she also posts on YouTube and Instagram, and so if truly disheartened by Twitch’s decision, may choose to focus on other platforms instead.

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Swebliss is just the latest in a string of Twitch partners who make artistic content being handed suspensions. In November 2019, an anime artist lashed out at the platform after her artwork was deemed too be suggestive, sparking criticism against the platform for inconsistency and lack of transparency.

Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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