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Why has CinCinBear been banned from Twitch again? [UPDATED]

Published: 21/Sep/2019 19:34 Updated: 22/Sep/2019 18:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch personality Cinthya ‘CinCinBear’ Alicea had her account banned from the platform on September 21. Here’s everything we know.

Twitch has been on a roll lately, cracking down on what they deem to be unsavory content on their platform following a string of warnings and bans.

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Now CinCinBear seems to be the latest channel to get caught up in a ban, as the streamer alleges she was singled out for clothing she wore which led to a suspension.

Instagram: @_cincin_CinCinBear was banned on Twitch on September 21.

CinCinBear was allegedly banned over her clothing choice

The ‘Twitch Partner Bans’ Twitter account first notified everyone that the streamer’s channel had been banned, and shortly after, she allegedly took to her Discord chat where she confirmed the ban.

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The variety streamer alleged that she was banned over wearing a sports bra: “I got banned for the day cuz wearing a sports bra is against tos. But I wasn’t gona stream today anyways. I’ll be back tomorrow.”

Discord: CinCinBearThe Twitch streamer allegedly confirmed her ban on Discord.

While it’s unclear how long her channel is suspended for, the streamer seems to suggest that she will be streaming tomorrow, making it sound like a 24 hour ban. Her audience was not happy with the ban, citing bias against clothing enforcement with female streamers.

One fan on Twitter pointed argued that the Twitch community gets outraged when streamers are banned for racy jokes or rude behavior, but then say female streamers wearing shorts and a crop top are “ruining” the platform. “Preach!” Cin replied.

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Not the first time a streamer has been warned over sports bra

While CinCinBear alleges the ban was over exercise clothing, the streaming platform warned another popular streamer Fareeha Andersen citing ‘lingerie’ and ‘underwear’ after she wore a sports bra briefly on stream, and she wasn’t too happy about it.

“Because workout clothes and showing midriff=lingerie ok ok ok cool cool cool,” she tweeted on September 14, and attached the email she had received from Twitch who said she would be put in a probationary period.

As of the time of writing this article, it’s not entirely clear how long CinCinBear’s channel will be suspended for. Given that another streamer was warned for the same thing she alleges, it sounds like Twitch is cracking down on exercise clothing. 

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UPDATE 11:25AM PST SEPTEMBER 22: CinCinBear has now been unbanned from Twitch, following a day’s suspension from the platform.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.