Despite the continued controversy behind Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa's streams, the OnlyFans model has become the most-viewed female streamer on Twitch in 2021. But that success has, unfortunately, come with a lot of backlash for the sultry content creator, with many gamers even wanting Amouranth off the streaming platform entirely.
Twitch has often been seen as a place for gamers to share gameplay and watch gameplay. But in recent years, Twitch has expanded to include almost everything you can think of, including a lot of adult entertainers using the platform's Just Chatting section to dance, show off body paint, and show off their yoga routines.
Amouranth has been one of the leaders when it comes to pushing Twitch's boundaries. She was one of the first streamers to introduce viewers to the "hot tub meta," where she used a blow-up hot pool as an excuse to show off revealing swimwear. She then spearheaded the "ASMR and yoga pants meta," where she would lay sexily on her bed while making out with her microphone.
The sexual content has clearly worked since Amouranth is the top female streamer of 2021, even beating out popular faces like Imane "Pokimane" Anys. But Amouranth has been consistently met with push-back from Twitch and gamers alike. In a recent VICE documentary, Amouranth hit back at critics.
"It's ironic that people have an issue with real women embracing their sexuality when on all the video games that these teenagers and adults play on Twitch there are legit women being sexualized constantly," Amouranth said.
She pointed out the bikini-clad girls in Dead or Alive and the strippers in Grand Theft Auto. Amouranth said that gamers were "fine" with these two things, since men can create these characters in video games. But real women attempting to embrace their sexuality on Twitch is met with criticism and even hate.
But despite the sexism and harassment, Amouranth said that her ASMR streams get her way more viewers than her Just Chatting streams.
Still, streaming all day can get exhausting. Amouranth said that she currently has the energy to broadcast herself all day so she wants to take advantage of that before she "doesn't want to deal with the internet anymore." Amouranth has already started investing in things outside of the streaming world, including purchasing a gas station and becoming a founding creator for Playboy's CENTERFOLD adult content site.
Amouranth has revealed her income in the past and Twitch doesn't give her nearly as much moolah as OnlyFans and other social media platforms. If Amouranth wanted to retire from Twitch it wouldn't be too difficult for her, but she clearly has an avid fanbase that enjoy seeing her content each day. For now, Amouranth is fine streaming for fans despite the drama — but that could definitely change.
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