Trainwrecks labels Amouranth's TwitchCon performance "shameless" - Dexerto

Trainwrecks labels Amouranth’s TwitchCon performance “shameless”

Published: 29/Sep/2019 15:47 Updated: 29/Sep/2019 16:05

by Andy Williams


Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Trainwreckstv’ Niknam labeled Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa’s performance on the Just Dance stage TwitchCon 2019 as “shameless”.

TwitchCon 2019 is nearing its end, as thousands have flocked to see their favorite streamer in real life. One streamer whose attendance was on the rocks was Amouranth, who was recently banned from the platform in a highly publicized incident,

A lewd wardrobe malfunction that led to the streamer receiving a temporary (albeit short-lived) ban from Twitch, but the 25-year-old confirmed that she would indeed be making an appearance at the convention.

Amouranth (Twitch)Moments before the incident that led to Amouranth’s ban.

While Amouranth’s show was in full-flow, fellow Twitch streamer, Trainwreckstv, arrived and was surprised to see Amouranth up on the stage with the other dancers.

Trainwrecks has previously suggested that Amouranth’s Twitch ban incident could have been a deliberate ploy for attention.

After watching the performance for a few minutes, Niknam glanced over at Siragusa, who was crouched over on-stage, greeting and taking pictures with her fans, before going on to label the situation as “shameless”.

The use of the term ‘shameless’ is somewhat of a running joke in Trainwrecks stream, and his viewers spammed it incessantly in the chat.

One of the Amouranth faithful overheard the comment and jumped to her defense by responding with: “That’s called having fans.”

Trainwreckstv then responded by drawing the attention of the camera and exclaiming: “That’s what I call shamelessness.”

He then left the show, commenting on his way out, “that’s enough shamelessness for me!”

This isn’t the first time that Niknam has been critical of Amouranth, given that he has previously voiced his opinion of her intent. After her wardrobe malfunction led to an exponential increase in her Twitch following (upon her return to the streaming platform), he claimed that she was “sexually baiting people”.


Twitch accused of hypocrisy after permanently banning streamer for their account age

Published: 24/Jan/2021 18:10 Updated: 24/Jan/2021 18:14

by Dexerto


After streamer AverageHarry was permanently banned because his account was created when he was under 13, Twitch viewers have pointed out that other streamers in a similar position have not faced the same consequences.

Twitch regularly faces scrutiny over their moderation decisions and bans for streamers, which often spark confusion over what exactly the rules allow.

The DMCA drama from October left many big streamers stripping their channels of content in fear of a takedown, and Twitch’s TOS policy change that restricted the use of words like ‘simp’ left streamers in fear of breaking the rules unintentionally.

15-year-old streamer AverageHarry was denied Twitch partnership earlier in January due to the fact that he made his account before the age of 13, after waiting 72 days for a response to his application.

While that was already a pretty tough blow, things were made worse when, on January 23, he was perma-banned. He clarified on Twitter that: “I am allowed to make another account, but I have just lost nearly 90k followers.”

But now Twitch users are noticing some inconsistencies in Twitch’s decision to ban Harry, as popular streamers, with millions of followers, also made their account when under 13 – but have not faced bans.

One user pointed out that hugely popular 16-year-old streamer TommyInnit had his account when he was only 11, but has not faced the same issues in terms of partner status and bans. The user called it “gross hypocrisy” from Twitch.

Tommyinnit’s Twitch account was made when he was 11 years old. Gross hypocrisy from Twitch or what? from r/LivestreamFail

Another commenter pointed out that several Fortnite streamers are all in a similar position, with some of them having likely started their accounts when they were under the age of 13. Streamer ONSCREEN highlighted a list of streamers with millions of followers, all of whom made accounts when younger than 13 – some as young as 10.

If Twitch followed through on bans for all of the streamers who made their account when they were below 13, even if they have since surpassed that age, it would certainly spell bad news for a lot of large communities on the site.

However, it is also possible that there are conditions within the Twitch TOS that are accounting for these discrepancies, meaning some streamers are still permitted to keep their account according to the rules, even if they made their account before the age of 13.

The reason for the 13-year-old age limit is linked to COPPA laws, which aim to protect young people online. In 2019, Google and YouTube had to pay a record $170 million to settle allegations of COPPA laws.

Harry revealed that he only signed up for Twitch two months before he turned 13, saying: “I spent 2 years and nearly 2000 hours streamed just for it to be taken away because I signed up 2 months early.”

Fans of Harry are now looking to Twitch for answers regarding the confusing situation.

AverageHarry makes new Twitch account

As he was allowed to do, AverageHarry has now made a new Twitch account, and asked for his fans to follow him there.

Within 24 hours of opening the account, he has already accrued 3,700 followers, and will be gunning to hit five figures soon. But, getting back to his original 90,000 will prove a challenge.