Amouranth, real name Kaitlyn Siragusa, is known for her controversial content involving hot tubs, lingerie, and sexually suggestive behavior. She is one of Twitch’s top female streamers in terms of followers and subscribers. The specific reason for her latest ban is unclear, but many speculate it may have been an accidental wardrobe malfunction during one of her broadcasts.
While the ban is temporary, as all of Amouranth’s previous bans have been, it has reignited discussion around Twitch’s policies, women on the platform, and the concept of “ban evasion.”
Many commenters argued that Amouranth receives preferential treatment from Twitch despite repeatedly violating their terms of service. “She could commit full-blown murder and still get away with it,” wrote one Redditor, while another claimed “Twitch will never ever perma ban her. Hell will freeze over first.”
However, some defended Amouranth and Twitch’s handling of the situation. “These e thots get themselves banned on purpose every few months for the publicity,” claimed one user. “Twitch could survive without any streamer. Letting streamers ‘put one leg’ in other platforms means widespread when it comes to publicity and in communities to grow even further,” explained another.
There was also intense debate around the drama between Amouranth and other popular streamers Pokimane and Hasanabi. Amouranth accused Pokimane of “clout chasing” and trying to stoke controversy about her moving to a competing platform Kick.
“Amazing how she can call someone a clout chaser that wants to farm drama clicks while being a clout chaser covering the whole drama to farm some clicks,” wrote one Redditor in response.
Many found Amouranth’s accusations ironic given her past behavior. “Wouldn’t that kinda be like faking drama about being stuck in an actually concerning level of abusive relationship to farm clout for less than a week and then going back to the same shameless activities you supposedly were being pressured into doing, so abusively to the degree that it brought you to tears that you were ‘set free’ from that abusive person that you’re still with to this day?” asked one user.
The layered controversies surrounding top streamers like Amouranth illustrate the challenges platforms like Twitch face in fairly enforcing policies, maintaining advertiser relationships, and addressing the behavior of high-profile content creators. For now, Amouranth remains banned, but will likely return to the platform soon, continuing her reign as one of Twitch’s most popular and polarizing streamers.