Banning a Twitch streamer is sometimes justified. If they’ve done something awful or illegal then they deserve to eat a ban. Most bans are completely idiot though. Accidental live slips ups may require an apology, but not an account suspension. Such is the case, in my opinion, with Amouranth.
Amouranth is a Twitch streamer who hangs out in the ‘just chatting’ section. She just got her 3rd ban in the past 12 months, and the worse part is that those bans don’t even seem justified. I once again find myself asking the question; why are Twitch staff so bad at their job?
Normally, when you hear someone has been banned 3 times in the past year you expect them to be pretty awful as a person. Or at least you expect them to keep pushing the rules. But, most of the time Amouranth is banned in sort of stupid ways.
Her first ban was for an upskirt accident while she was live. Realistically it’s her fault for not wearing underwear while rolling on the floor. But, it was very clearly just an accident, not a result of pushing the limits of good taste.
Her second ban was something to do with a gym stream. That one was much more confusing. At the time, not even Amouranth was sure what had actually got her banned. Now she’s being banned because someone had their profile picture set as a picture of a penis and she didn’t even notice.
Full disclosure, I am not an Amouranth fan. I don’t dislike her, but I have never once watched one of her streams. I also refuse to make surface-level judgments about her as a person or as a streamer.
Even if you don’t personally like Amouranth as a person or enjoy her content, it’s pretty easy to see that this ban is pointless. Bans are supposed to teach people a lesson. In this case, she doesn’t have any lessons to learn.
She had no control over what someone else set as their profile picture. Rather than correcting defective behavior, at best this ban will do nothing, at worst it’ll restrict creative freedom.
I know that there will be people out there happy about Amouranth getting banned. Looking at her content it’s easy to see that sex appeal is a big part of her selling point. As is always the case with women who use their sexuality to sell themselves, there are people who don’t like it.
Even in the replies to the tweet about the ban, there are people laughing and saying it’s a good thing. People are calling her a thot, saying she deserves it all, etc. It all just seems so pointless and empty.
It’s not like her wearing sexually appealing clothing and stretching a lot on Twitch is a problem. She can do what she wants and if people like it, which they seem to, then she’ll profit from it. Good for her.
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