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Twitch streamer banned after starting body paint stream too early

Published: 13/Jan/2019 18:26 Updated: 13/Jan/2019 18:46

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer has had her account suspended after starting a body painting stream almost entirely topless, and has reacted angrily to the decision on social media.

Body painting on Twitch is somewhat of a grey area in terms of the community guidelines, as some believe streamers use it as a loophole to avoid bans for sexually suggestive content under the guise of art and creativity.

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However, there are many body painting streamers who, with the exception of the paint, are effectively nude from the waste up regularly, and receive no disciplinary action from Twitch.

One such streamer, AriaNina, appears to have pushed the boundaries just slightly too far, after starting her stream with only a small area of paint covering her chest, which was otherwise entirely exposed.

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The clip, which can be viewed here (NSFW), was circulated on social media, and later removed from Twitch, along with AriaNina’s channel.

Following her ban, AriaNina claimed that she believed “body painting with an actual artist” was allowed.

There is a specific section which addresses body painting in the Twitch community guidelines, however it does stipulate that the “intent” of the content is taken into consideration.

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Body painting, dancing, and other creative activities that do not violate our policies are welcome on Twitch. If flagged as potential sexually suggestive content, we will consider the context and intent of the content to determine whether the reported conduct violates our policies.

AriaNina has since said that if she is not unbanned on Twitch, she will take her body painting activities elsewhere and stream them on YouTube instead.

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Addison Rae’s “awkward” BBMA presentation for Harry Styles goes viral

Published: 15/Oct/2020 19:09

by Virginia Glaze

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The Billboard Music Awards kicked off on the night of October 14, and TikTok star Addison Rae was one of the personalities conscripted to host them; but her presentation for winner Harry Styles didn’t go as planned.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most popular (and highest paid) content creators, boasting well over 40 million followers on the app for her cutesy choreography and bubbly, Southern personality.

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As one of the net’s biggest celebrities, it came as little surprise that she was assigned to help host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, alongside fellow TikToker Spencer Polanco Knight and even singer Kelly Clarkson.

However, her presentation for ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer and One Direction member Harry Styles wasn’t well-received, with many on the net taking issue with her “awkward” demeanor on-stage.

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In fact, it doesn’t seem that Rae even opened up the envelope when she presented his award, which she accepted “on his behalf,” since he couldn’t be present at the Los Angeles Dolby Theater for the ceremony.

Her mannerisms incited quite a bit of criticism from online viewers, who found her stage presence to be less-than-ideal, with some also taking issue with a social media influencer taking part in such a prestigious event.

“Why was that the most awkward presentation… EVER?” one critic wrote.

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“I feel awkward… does anyone else feel awkward?” another chimed in.

“She looks like she is in a funeral,” one user quipped. “Also, the way in how she announced that Harry won is so cringy. Like girl, put some emotion in it, ‘cause its Harry freaking Styles who you’re talking about, not a TikTok dancer.”

Although Rae has yet to respond to the criticism she’s received since presenting Harry’s award, it certainly is exciting to see influencers break into the space of traditional celebrities — although there’s bound to be some bumps in the road along the way.

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