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Twitch under fire for deleting body painter’s channel without warning

Published: 6/Jun/2020 12:11

by Calum Patterson


Body painting Twitch streamer ForkGirl has revealed her dismay after her channel was apparently deleted without warning on June 5.

Body painting has been a contentious topic on Twitch for some time, but is generally accepted as an artistic venture that has attracted thousands of fans to the most skilled and popular streamers.

ForkGirl is one such streamer, who has had her run-ins with the platform in the past. She was banned indefinitely in February, which followed a previous ban in June 2019.

Body painting streamer on Twitch
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ForkGirl does a variety of body paints on her channel, with a focus on gaming characters particularly.

Although body painting is permitted, as has been expressly laid out by Twitch, there are strict rules about what and how much of the body must be covered.

On June 5, ForkGirl tweeted, “I woke up this morning to my Twitch account deleted, with no email or communication from Twitch.”

She also shared images of her last two paints done on stream, to show that they did not breach community guidelines.

It is unclear whether Twitch has banned the account, although typically streamers are notified of suspensions through email, usually before action is even taken.

Although the platform does not share the exact moment that causes bans, the notification usually cites a specific guideline that was violated.

In this case, ForkGirl claims there was no email communication whatsoever. It’s possible that due to the previous bans, another alleged infraction would have prompted the outright deletion of her channel.

A number of fans and followers were angered by Twitch’s decision. Fellow streamer Djari was among those critical of the platform.

Another felt that Twitch had been targeting ForkGirl “in particular”, and reminded Twitch of their request to be held accountable for their moderation decisions.

ForkGirl says she ensures she stays within the boundaries set by the guidelines. After her previous ban in February, she wrote “My chest isn’t on stream until it has pasties, multiple layers of liquid latex, and chest painted.”

The platform says it always takes context into consideration for all possible violations, with body painting being one primary example of a context that could mitigate certain behaviors that are otherwise not permitted.

Twitch does not comment on community guideline violations to respect the privacy of users.


Griffin Johnson not surprised Bryce Hall & Addison Rae are official again

Published: 1/Dec/2020 6:36

by Brad Norton


Bryce Hall and Addison Rae just announced that they’re officially back together again, though fellow TikTok star Griffin Johnson has explained why he wasn’t surprised at all.

After a full year of on again off again social media teasers, ‘Braddison’ is finally official. Despite months of dodging rumors and claiming they were just friends, the two TikTok celebs officially confirmed their relationship on November 30.

 “He asked me out on October 13 to be his girlfriend,” Rae explained in a November 30 YouTube video. “This is our second time dating.”

While the confirmation set the internet ablaze, with fans around the world overjoyed at the news, one TikTok star wasn’t all too shocked.


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“I mean… are we surprised?” Johnson said in an interview with The Hollywood Fix on the same day. “I’m not surprised,” he said before laughing in light of the announcement. Obviously one of Hall’s closest friends, he’s sure to have known the good news for quite some time now.

After taking things slow throughout all of 2020, it came as no surprise to Johnson that the duo got back together.

The newly reformed TikTok couple kept things under wraps at first. A few months went by as they got the relationship going for the second time before making it public. “Well, it’s the internet,” Johnson said, implying the two kept things under wraps to avoid new levels of attention.

While Johnson himself isn’t involved with a significant other just yet, he joked off the lovey-dovey nature of his friend’s relationship. “He’s such a simp,” he said while laughing about a recent post from Hall.

Clowning their announcement one last time, he brought up a post from the very start of the year. Hall may have kissed Rae over New Years’, but “it’s weird because Bryce kissed me first,” Johnson joked.

“Addison didn’t know about that.”