Many streamers use a gimmick to stand out from the crowd. Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa, for example, is a jack of all trades. She is a painter, cosplayer, and all-round entertainer who managed to dethrone Pokimane as the top female Twitch streamer. But, Amouranth’s modus operandi has led to a good deal of internet hate and a couple of suspensions from Twitch. However, not all her bans were the result of wardrobe malfunctions; good-natured naïveté was once to blame.
One of Amouranth’s favorite streaming pastimes is just chatting with her audience, and she usually tries to moderate her stream and crack down on inappropriate behavior, which results in many a banned viewer. But, Amouranth offers offenders a chance to appeal and rejoin the fold. As reported by Dexerto, one troll took advantage of Amouranth’s good will and seemingly asked for forgiveness. But, to spite Amouranth, the troll changed their profile picture to something decidedly explicit, and when Amouranth reviewed the appeal request, the troll sprung their trap and reported her.
Amouranth fell hook, line, and sinker for the ploy and was banned. Despite audience fears, this wasn’t a case of “three strikes, you’re out,” since she only received a 24-hour slap on the wrist. When she returned, Amouranth summed up her ban by stating, “I get in trouble for it, because someone else was a moron.”
Twitch might have a staunch “no explicit content” stance, but even the platform’s moderators seemed to realize Amouranth was the victim here.