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Twitch ban Tomorrowland stream after broadcasting NSFW material

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s one of the biggest music festivals in the world: Tomorrowland, first held in 2005, has since become one of Belgium’s must-see events, held during the last two weekends in July - but not everyone is taken with the electronic dance fiesta.

Tomorrowland, like many other public events, was broadcasted on popular live streaming platform Twitch, showing sweeping shots of the massive crowds that had gathered to partake in one of EDM’s biggest shows.

However, not every music festival is necessarily safe for work, as evidenced by some of the closeups captured during Tomorrowland’s stream.

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Tomorrowland is one of the world's largest electronic dance festivals, throwing down in Belgium during the final two weekends of July.

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A clip from the festival’s broadcast shows the camera closing in on a female concert-goer - or, rather, her decolletage, as she sat atop the shoulders of another attendee while dancing to the music.

That wasn’t the only offending clip from the stream, by far: in fact, commenters across Reddit recorded multiple instances of NSFW material from Tomorrowland’s stream, noting that their broadcast might get dinged for violating Twitch’s TOS.

Tomorrowland’s stream didn’t last long due to this fact, with the channel being banned shortly after the clips went viral - but some netizens have noted that the banned channel wasn’t actually Tomorrowland’s official stream.

Rather than using Twitch, Tomorrowland opts to stream its festivities on platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram (a fact easily checked by a quick Google search), as well as their own website.

While the offending channel may have been booted due to NSFW content, it is just as likely that the user was removed due to streaming copyrighted content - but some users are upset at Twitch’s apparent double-standards, pointing out the fact that controversial streamer Alinity Divine has yet to receive a ban after throwing her cat over her head and even feeding it vodka.

“Some bitch throws her cat around. Gave it vodka. And publicly said that she would shoot her cat if it was sick,” one user wrote of the matter. “Twitch: I sleep. Some random podcast - Twitch: REAL SHIT.”

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While Alinity has since made a public apology following the scandal, critics across the net continue to speak out against the streamer, pleading with Twitch to ban her for animal abuse and mistreatment.

The offending Twitch channel broadcasting Tomorrowland has since been reinstated, although it was likely booted from the site for streaming copyrighted content (as well as NSFW moments).