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Twitch chat pressures streamer and mod to kiss

Published: 4/Sep/2019 23:18 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 13:41

by Isaac McIntyre


A Twitch donation message created a moment for Kiaraakitty and her moderator CM that was painful to watch. After a $5 donation, a viewer suggested that the pair should kiss while out in New York.

Kiaraakitty has long made her living on Twitch as a self-proclaimed outdoor streamer, travelling around the world while streaming for her loyal followers.

When the Singaporean local touched down in the United States for a six-week tour of North America, she met her dedicated moderator ‘CM’ to explore the city in a  stream named “Date with CM at New York ❤️”.

However, some members of her Twitch chat used this as an opportunity to pressurize the streamer and her mod to get physical.

“Make the world and yourselves happier – Kiss him, Kiara,” read Shartinthedark’s rather outrageous donation. “You have the longer neck and it’s 2019. Make the move!”

As the donation request song, ‘Kiss Me’ by Sixpence None The Richer, began playing, Kiara was quick to distract from the suggestion: “I think this is a nice song. We had fun today,” she said.

The moment in the car wasn’t the only time that the Twitch viewers harassed CM and Kiaraakitty. As the two were having food at a restaurant, another inappropriate donation message encouraged CM to attempt to have sex with the streamer later that evening.

CM was the first to respond to this pressure, using the acronym for ‘too much information’.

“TMI,” he said.

Kiaraakitty had a bit more to say: “CM, I believe that you’re a guy, that you always say you want sex, but that’s just a meme right, just a joke right?”

“Uhmm,” the moderator responded. “Yeah.”

“Yeah, okay,” said Kiaraa, “I trust that you believe in after-marriage. You’ve seen how I sit at the table, I always keep my legs closed.”

“Yes,” said the moderator. “After marriage.”

Kiaraakitty’s chat was flooded with “KISS HER” spam and other lewd suggestions throughout much of the stream, making for extremely uncomfortable viewing.

Who is Kiaraakitty?

With almost 50,000 followers on the platform, Kiaraakitty is a rising IRL broadcaster on Twitch, who has gone viral in the past thanks to her previous adventures while traveling the world.

Her viewers have been the cause of some of these past viral episodes too, notably when one chat member asked a very embarrassing question, but Kiara gave a surprisingly composed response, saying “It’s not disrespectful. It’s okay, keep doing what you’re good at.”

She plans to travel more throughout 2019, taking her viewers with her every step of the way, with a big trip to the US planned for the whole month of September, first in New York (where the CM meeting took place), then Washington D.C., Texas, and California, followed by a potential trip to Canada.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
Instagram: pokimanelol
Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.