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Alinity Divine hasn’t been punished for throwing her cat—and people are livid

Thousands of people have signed a petition to get her off Twitch.


Josh Katzowitz


Published Jul 23, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 8:12 am CDT

Ever since Twitch star Alinity Divine live-streamed herself throwing her cat, much of the internet has flung its outrage at her and wondered why she hasn’t been banned from the platform.

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Now, an apparent screenshot of hers has been circulated on Reddit that reads, “Don’t worry guys I’m fine. I spoke to someone at Twitch today and I’m not getting banned. But people who have been harassing me might be.”

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That apparent response made people livid, especially since there’s an undercurrent around Alinity that says she’s often able to skirt the Twitch terms of service and avoid punishment for a variety of potential violations.

But on Twitter, Alinity said people are coming to her house to harass her and that internet users are posting fake or old screenshots of her comments.

On Sunday, she wrote, “Please stop coming to my house and asking my neighbors where I am. It’s actually really scary.” She followed that on Monday by writing, “Hate to interrupt a good witch hunt in full swing but if you’re using dubious screenshots that are old or fake or whatever else you’re pretty mean spirited. But I guess that’s the point.”

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Alinity did not respond to a Daily Dot request for comment about the screenshot and the at-home harassment. Twitch does not comment on individual users and the punishment they might or might not receive for platform violations.

The controversy began last week when Alinity, who has nearly 900,000 Twitch followers, grew frustrated with her cat Milo as she was streaming Apex Legends. She then broadcast herself tossing Milo over her head.

That led the Saskatoon, Canada, chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to launch an investigation into her. PETA also tweeted its concern along with star comedian Ricky Gervais. Nearly 24,000 people have since signed a petition asking Twitch to punish her, especially since she’s also streamed herself in the past letting her cat drink a tiny amount of vodka from her lips.

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In response, Alinity tweeted on Sunday, “I understand the concern and I am sorry for my lapses in judgement [sic]. I shouldn’t have gotten frustrated with Milo, but I dropped him on the floor behind my chair. I’m not that strong. The vodka thing was well over a year ago but it was also a stupid thing to do. I also understand the desire to report me to pet authorities and encourage anyone to do so if they feel pets are being mistreated, by anyone, anywhere. My animals are well loved, and live in a warm and caring home, and I will comply with any authority that seeks to validate this. … I think a lot of people are doing this because they believe they are doing the right thing, so no salt. I don’t pretend to be perfect, and I will always try to do better, and improve myself.”

Late Monday night, she said she had contacted the SPCA so it can visit her cats at her home.

Alinity also seems to be taking a break from Twitch. Usually, she takes only one day off per week. But as of this writing, she hasn’t streamed in the past four days.

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*First Published: Jul 23, 2019, 10:16 am CDT