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Popular streamer Amouranth, known for her cosplay and NSFW content, has been banned from Twitch after she showed nudity on her channel on Sunday.
Amouranth, whose real name is Kaitlyn Siragusa, was rolling around on the ground with her dog during her broadcast, and when she shifted her body to sit up, she flashed the camera on multiple occasions.
Now, when you try to access her Twitch page, where she has nearly 1.2 million followers, you’ll see the standard message for anybody who’s being punished, reading: “Sorry. Unless you’ve got a time machine, that content is unavailable.”
Siragusa hasn’t directly mentioned the ban on social media, and a Daily Dot request for comment to Siragusa on Tuesday morning wasn’t immediately answered. But it’s clear that the punishment is more than 24 hours. Twitch doesn’t comment on specific streamers, so it’s unclear if Siragusa’s ban will last three days, a week, or a month.
Previously, streamers who showed nudity on their channels have received a variety of punishments. LegendaryLea was banned for 30 days in 2016 for accidentally showing nudity (though she was adamant that she actually hadn’t). SweetSaltyPeach has been temporarily banned a few times—once for wearing see-through shorts and once for accidentally flashing the camera. Lucia Omnomnom, meanwhile, was banned for three days earlier this year for taking off her top while being unaware that she was still live streaming.
Men frequently report women on Twitch, and women on the platform face frequent harassment from male viewers.
Siragausa also recently revealed that she was being blackmailed by an Instagram content moderator. She said the anonymous person was demanding a payment of $2,600 per month via Bitcoin to allow her to keep her content, which had been flagged for nudity or pornography, on Instagram. She said, “I am hoping more people step forward with their stories. I imagine I am not the only one.”
According to the Twitch community guidelines, a streamer can be punished for “attire intended to be sexually suggestive and [for] nudity … Attire (or lack of attire) intended to be sexually suggestive includes undergarments, intimate apparel, or exposing/focusing on male or female genitals, buttocks, or nipples.”
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.