Twitch bans Mega64 after a streamer puked on a broadcast

The streamers behind the Mega64 podcast were banned from Twitch on Sunday night after one of the members puked on camera. The Twitch channel’s fans are unpleased with the news, and they’re questioning why Mega64 is being punished while Alinity Divine is still on the platform.

On Sunday, Mega64 streamed its 2019 ChristmasCast, which included an annual eating challenge.

And just like most years, it ended with somebody puking during the stream.

A few hours later, this message appeared on the Twitter account for Mega64, which has about 54,000 followers on Twitch and about 56,000 on Twitter.

“It looks like ChristmasCast 2019 went too far and we were effectively removed from Twitch,” it wrote. “We are looking into this. Thanks to everyone for watching—we had a blast and a great 2019.”

Some fans expressed surprise that it took this long for Mega64 to face a ban for its yearly Christmas tradition, but others sought to include Twitch star Alinity Divine in the controversy. In what has become a topic of conversation seemingly every time a streamer gets banned by Twitch, a number of people wondered why one particular streamer gets banned while Alinity Divine almost never does.

Alinity, who has nearly 1 million Twitch followers, faced controversy recently when her dog sniffed her butt on a live stream and for hurling her cat over her shoulder onto the ground last July. She didn’t face punishment for either apparent Terms of Service violation, and it’s become a constant talking point for those who aren’t fans of her. Even when a controversy has nothing to do with Alinity, she invariably gets pulled into the discussion.

Wrote one person on Twitter, “So what I’m seeing trending on Twitch is a channel got banned for some vomit while doing an eating contest but Alinity still isn’t banned for throwing her cat AND having her dog sniff her crotch? Twitch really fucking up on this one.”

Many others weighed in.

In the hours after Mega64 was punished, an #unbanmega64 hashtag was created on Twitter, and it began trending.

It’s unclear how long the Twitch ban will last. Twitch does not comment on individual accounts, and Mega64 did not immediately return a message to the Daily Dot.

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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

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.