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Twitch streamer in tears after being wrongfully banned for 3rd time

Published: 15/Apr/2020 15:42 Updated: 15/Apr/2020 15:50

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Velvet_7 has been left distraught after she was mistakenly banned from the platform, for a third successive time, with the suspension now reversed.

Velvet’s previous run-ins with the platform have been equally perplexing, as she was first banned in November 2018, then again in May 2019, both for “sexually suggestive content”. Despite making efforts to wear more concealing clothing, she was banned again for the same reason in August for a total of five weeks, before Twitch finally admitted it was a mistake and reinstated her account.

This lengthy ban was incredibly damaging to Velvet’s income, as she explained “I’m not sure if they’re gonna try to apologize with something like benefits for me, because for five weeks I couldn’t stream. I didn’t get any payment. Right now, my subscribers [are] almost all gone.”

As she returned to full-time streaming, it was only a matter of weeks before another similar incident occurred, leaving Velvet in tears as she was once again banned on October 1. This time, however, it was for “using a hateful slur.”

The ban was overturned in a matter of hours though, which took Velvet by surprise, as she had received no notification from Twitch.

Velvet mistakenly banned again

On April 13, 2020 Velvet was banned yet again, and again it was for suggestive content. In a series of tweets, she showed measures she had taken to avoid wearing revealing clothing and discussing anything that could be deemed suggestive.

In another Tweet, she wrote “I just have different body type than other girls. These are normal shirts and sweaters. I don’t try to be sexually suggestive. when I wear any clothes it goes up more because of bigger chest and tighter than others.”

On April 15, Velvet_7’s channel was reinstated, and the tearful streamer read through the email she had received. “Hello Velvet_7, your account was suspended due to a mistake on our part. I have gone ahead and reversed this suspension on your account, so you are free to use our services again.

“Apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this might have caused,” the email from Twitch continued. “So it means I didn’t do anything wrong,” Velvet concluded.

It’s unclear why Twitch has repeatedly made the same error with Velvet_7’s account, but she believes it could be caused by users maliciously mass reporting her account.

“To people who report me over and over again, I’m not saying you should like me, or you should watch my stream, but I’m just saying if you don’t want to watch my stream you can just watch something else,” Velvet said, “You don’t have to report me.”

Thankfully, Velvet_7 now has her account fully reinstated, and presumably no channel strikes have been issued. Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.

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Noah Beck hits out at Instagram for taking down his racy photoshoot

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:30

by Alice Hearing

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Noah Beck is known for his chiseled abs and muscular physique, but the TikTok sensation has hit out at Instagram after some racy images proved a little too much for the platform.

Noah is a 19-year-old social media star who, after joining popular TikTok collective Sway House along with stars like Bryce Hall, found that his following skyrocketed, making him a very popular member of the community.

Noah Beck was captured by photographer Damon Baker this week, who has previously photographed his girlfriend Dixie D’Amelio, and other celebrities like Cole Sprouse, Ross Lynch, and Rami Malek.

The images of Noah Beck show him oiled up in nothing but a pair of black Calvin Klein boxers, and from some particularly revealing angles that have driven his fans crazy.

However, while the images have some fans asking for a cold shower, Instagram isn’t too happy with it. Baker addressed this in the caption of his post of the set of photos.

He wrote, “Trigger warning @noahbeck (Instagram keeps deleting this post for being offensive because art, as always, is oppressed!) please someone help me understand what is so offensive about a confident male body?! Free Art!”

Noah himself also called out Instagram in his story, adding “y’all soft over at Instagram… stop taking my stuff down. Like yes, I was kind of naked but like..not completely lol, I didn’t violate any guidelines.”

At the time of writing, Instagram’s rules around nudity say the following: “We allow sex-positive content and discussion, but we do not allow content that facilitates or coordinates sexual encounters between adults.”

Meanwhile, the images are being shared without limit over on Twitter, but with some mixed reactions. Some users are begging for the images to be removed from their timeline, some are spamming the search results with “Forget Noah Beck” and adding images of other attractive celebrities. That said, many, many others are clearly very much enjoying the eye candy.