Who is Amouranth? OnlyFans model sees spike in followers after Twitch ban over ASMR video
Amouranth was banned for 'sexual content' after she posted an 'ASMR meta' video where she faced away from the camera and licked the mic
Popular streaming platform Twitch banned two high traction generating streamers for overly sexual content on Friday, June 18. The ban came as part of Twitch's new moderation policy where they are screening “sexually suggestive content" to make the portal a safe space for users of all ages. Shockingly, the ban only lasted three days as both the users' accounts have been restored on the portal. But even more shockingly, one of the streamers who was first penalized with suspended advertising, and later banned from the platform, has managed to find herself a solid spike in followers on the adult entertainment website, OnlyFans.
Identified as Amouranth, the streamer revealed her newly created and already booming OnlyFans success to her million-plus followers shortly after Twitch banned her last week. She joins the leagues of streamers like Jubilee “JubileeBlais” Blaisdell who was banned from Twitch for promoting her OnlyFans on the platform; and streamer Alinity, who was banned after she suffered a nip slip while streaming. The other streamer Twitch banned along with Amouranth has been identified as Jenelle “Indiefoxx” Dagres, who had 934,610 followers on the platform.
Who is Amouranth?
The popular streamer whose Twitch account has some 3.14 million followers, was recently banned from the platform after she posted an ASMR yoga video. The video, which Amouranth, 27, claims was banned for its "sexual content", saw her hold certain explicit yoga poses. She also simulated the sound of having one's ear licked on the mic as part of the 'ASMR meta' trend where streamers face away from the camera and lick the microphone. Surprisingly for Amouranth, her OnlyFans account has more than compensated for her short, but significant Twitch loss.
Real name Kaitlyn Siragusa, Amouranth told her 1.3 million Twitter followers on June 18: “587 new subs on OF since the ban – mere hour or two ago.” The Houston-native has more than 492,000 likes on the paid subscription adult entertainment website. She currently charges $8.24 (around £6) a month to see her racy content that includes "intimate stuff” like “roleplay”, “bondage” and “teasing” videos.
587 new subs on OF since the ban mere hour or two ago pic.twitter.com/KkuRHUCGSQ— Kaitlyn (@wildkait) June 19, 2021
Speaking about the ban, she had also told the outlet Polygon: “I think I will have to be more careful — the atmosphere around moderation seems to be to let things ‘fly’ until they are impossible to ignore." The ban comes after she had previously shared the crushing realization of Twitch withdrawing advertising perks on her streams. Back in May, she had tweeted: "Yesterday I was informed that Twitch has Indefinitely Suspended Advertising on my channel. Twitch didn't reach out in any way whatsoever. I had to initiate the conversation after noticing, without any prior warning, all the ads revenue had disappeared from my Channel Analytics."
She continued: "This is an ALARMING precedent and serves as a stark warning that although content may not ostensibly break community guidelines or Terms of Service, Twitch has complete discretion to target individual channels and partially or wholly demonetized them for content that is deemed 'not advertiser friendly’… This leaves open-ended the question of where the line is drawn.”
This is an ALARMING precedent and serves as a stark warning that although content may not ostensibly break community guidelines or Terms of service, Twitch has complete discretion to target individual channels & partially or wholly demonetized them for— Amouranth (@Amouranth) May 18, 2021
content that is deemed “not advertiser friendly", something that there is no communicated guideline for. This leaves open-ended the question of where the line is drawn. Many people complain about ToS being "unclear" but at least— Amouranth (@Amouranth) May 18, 2021
Marcus Graham, Twitch's Head of Creator Development, said of the bans in a recent live stream: "Our nudity and attire policy does allow bathing suits in an appropriate context, and hot tubs do fall under that criteria. However, what has not changed is the sexually suggestive and explicit content is not allowed under the guidelines, under the [Terms of Service], and Twitch will take action when that is reported to us.”