Kaitlyn Siragusa, best known as Amouranth, has once again found herself in the spotlight after recently being slammed with a sixth suspension from the popular streaming platform, Twitch. The 29-year-old streamer has amassed over 6 million followers since 2016 and has become a controversial figure due to her provocative ASMR and hot tub content and alleged favoritism by the platform.
However, Amouranth's most recent ban on May 4, 2023, left her fans and critics alike questioning the reasoning behind the suspension and whether Twitch's enforcement of its guidelines is consistent. This follows after the streamer was seemingly swiftly unbanned a mere 24 hours later, leaving many wondering if Twitch's recent action was the result of double standards or fair play.
Why Was Amouranth Banned On Twitch?
Although Twitch has not provided an official reason for Amouranth's ban, it is speculated that her recent conflict with fellow streamer Adriana Chechik may have played a role. On April 27, Chechik (who recently broke her back) criticized Amouranth's character during a live stream, leading to Amouranth challenging her to a boxing match in the comments of a YouTube video. Accordingly, this action has led some critics to believe that Amouranth violated Twitch's guidelines.
Specifically, the infraction includes Twitch's rules against threats or attempts to harm others physically, regardless of whether the incident occurred on the platform or not. As of writing, Amouranth has not yet explained her latest ban. However, as reported by the Streamer Bans bot on Twitter, Amouranth was unbanned on Twitch after just 24 hours and 4 minutes.
Does Twitch Exhibit Favoritism Toward Amouranth?
Amouranth's multiple prior suspensions and swift returns to the platform have raised questions about potential favoritism from Twitch. More specifically, critics argue that she has been allowed to continue streaming content that less popular creators would be banned for, which may indicate a double standard in enforcing community guidelines.
On the other hand, Amouranth's large following and significant financial success on the platform may make her a valuable asset to Twitch, prompting them to handle her suspensions more leniently. Additionally, her controversial content has pushed boundaries and influenced the platform's guidelines, such as in the case of the "hot tub meta" and creating a separate category for pools and hot tubs.
That being said, Amouranth's latest ban from Twitch has once again sparked debate over the platform's enforcement of its guidelines and potential favoritism. While the specific reason for the ban remains unclear, her ongoing conflict with Adriana Chechik and past controversies suggest that Amouranth will continue to push the boundaries of acceptable content on Twitch.