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Twitch streamer banned for playing suggestive video to ‘bait’ hundreds of viewers into watching him

Published: 3/Mar/2019 17:20 Updated: 4/Mar/2019 17:03

by Joe Craven

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A Twitch streamer hilariously pranked his viewing audience, simply by playing a video of a woman dancing suggestively, and bringing in over 120 viewers in the process.

Twitch streamer ‘HelixFlame’ thought it would be funny (and it was) to bait people into clicking on his stream by playing a video of a woman dancing in an erotic manner.

The subsequent response, in which over a hundred people clicked on his stream to ‘investigate’ the raunchy video, was done by Helix to illustrate how easy it is to attract “horny” viewers to a stream.

The video was put on to trick viewers into opening his stream.
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After the video had played for a few moments, the screen turned black, and then Helix appeared, saying: “There’s fucking one hundred people here. Okay, really? You horny motherfuckers.”

He tells his viewers they have just been ‘jebaited’ – in reference to the Twitch emote – and jokes that he should be partnered (by Twitch). He goes on to instruct them to “go to a porn site, this is Twitch.tv”.

The farcical clip has emerged amid debates about Twitch’s restrictions on appropriate content and, wherever you stand on it, it’s undoubtedly a funny way of tricking viewers.

The clip also went semi-viral, so Helix has likely earned himself a few new followers too.


Update, March 3 2019: HelixFlame has revealed that he has been punished by Twitch for his hilarious antics, announcing in a video that his account has been banned indefinitely by the video streaming platform for the stunt. 

In the video, Helix reveals that his account was suspended for “sharing or engaging in sexually suggestive content or activities,” with no set date for the reinstatement of his channel.

Helix suggests that that the ban shows there is a double standard on the site, citing streamers like Amouranth who he believes streams content that was just as suggestive as what he was showing.

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Thomas Petrou reveals Hype House could be moving again

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou has hinted that the content collective could be moving to a new location, once again, after multiple instances of their address leaking online.

The Hype House is one of TikTok’s most popular groups, comprised of several high-profile content creators who live under a single roof to make the most out of their videos and social media posts.

However, being internet-famous is no cakewalk, as overly enthusiastic fans have leaked their address multiple times online, resulting in a crowd of viewers clogging their driveway and generally disturbing the peace of their neighborhood.

Thus, the Hype House — alongside rival group the Sway House — have had to pack up and move quite a few times, but it doesn’t look like their moving days are over just yet.

 

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In an October 27 vlog, Thomas Petrou revealed that he and his Hype House homies are looking for a new home, although they haven’t exactly nailed down a solid location at the moment.

“We’re looking into moving,” Thomas said in the vlog. “Not necessarily right this second, but we’re looking at properties today.”

Although the group found one home that several of them liked (the roof of which Thomas unfortunately showed off during the video), it doesn’t seem like things are set in stone, giving the group some wiggle room if they find a more suitable abode in the interim.

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It makes sense that the House would want to move; in a series of Instagram posts in July, Petrou revealed that over 100 visitors would visit their home per day, making for a fairly chaotic living situation for just about everyone involved.

As previously mentioned, the Hype House aren’t the only ones facing such troubles. Even the Sway House and YouTuber David Dobrik have dealt with major invasions of privacy as of late, with strangers showing up to his doorstep and leaving their animals at his front gate.

While it’s definitely cool to meet your favorite internet stars, it’s important to remember that they are people, too, who are deserving of their own personal privacy — no matter how many followers they have on social media.