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Twitch under fire for fixing SUBtember “bug” that saved viewers money

Published: 4/Sep/2020 0:08 Updated: 4/Sep/2020 0:18

by Virginia Glaze


Now that September is here, Twitch’s SUBtember event is fully underway, granting users major discounts for paid subscriptions to their favorite channels — but a certain bug in the system has earned the video platform some major pushback.

SUBtember first kicked off in 2017, granting viewers whopping savings with half-off subscriptions. It’s important to note that not every SUBtember is the same; in 2018, Twitch allowed viewers to continue their gifted subscriptions for a mere 20% of their normal price point, while 2019 returned the half-price subs.


However, 2020 offers a totally different ball of wax: This year, users can snag up to 30% off new subscriptions, along with other discounts at all subscription tiers.

To break it down, this year’s SUBtember looks like this, with users receiving:

  • 20% off the first month of new recurring 1-month subscriptions. ($3.99 instead of $4.99)
  • 25% off the first 3 months of new recurring 3-month subscriptions. ($11.23 instead of $14.97)
  • 30% off the first 6 months of new recurring 6-month subscriptions. ($20.96 instead of $29.94)
Twitch promotional image for partnership with Capital One in SUBtember event.
This year, Twitch has partnered with Capital One to bring viewers a slew of discounts for new subscriptions.

However, a certain bug has allowed viewers to completely cancel their subscriptions and re-subscribe using SUBtember promotional discounts — something Twitch claimed was *not* intentional.

In a tweet from the Twitch Support account, the platform clarified that “SUBtember is reserved for first-time Subscriptions to channels, or Prime/Gift Subs continuing to a paid Subscription” — meaning that viewers can’t use the discount on their existing subscriptions.

However, those who did use the promo code for such a purpose will be able to retain their subscription with the promotional pricing, and there will be no impact on creator earnings due to the issue.


That isn’t stopping viewers from lashing out at the site, with many expressing disappointment in the development and others simply calling this year’s SUBtember “useless.”

“Why?” one streamer asked. “This SUBtember is almost useless to us. Streamers are growing engaged, long-term communities and relationships. Why doesn’t Subtember support these types of viewers vs. solely new ones?”

“I think it would be good to revert it,” another chimed in. “As a platform, you say you want to promote the community — why not have SUBtember promote the community for both new and old subs?”


Despite Twitch’s apologies, it doesn’t look like users’ outrage around the “bug” isn’t dying down anytime soon — but luckily, those who took advantage of the glitch will get to keep their discounted subscriptions.


Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze


It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.


Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.


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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.


In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.


“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.