Twitch’s top female streamer is no stranger to controversy. The cosplayer and model is known for her “hot tub” streams.
Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa has amassed millions of Twitch followers. Much of her content features her donning different costumes or sitting in an inflatable pool and “just chatting” with viewers. Her particular brand is not Twitch’s favorite and has led to some major drama.
Who is Amouranth?
Amouranth was born Kaitlyn Siragusa on Dec. 2, 1993, in Houston, Texas.
She has been a self-taught costume designer since 2010. Siragusa is also a model, cosplayer, entrepreneur and Twitch’s top female streamer with 4.1 million followers.
She previously worked as a costume designer for the Houston Grand Opera. In 2015, she started a character company for children’s entertainment. Her husband is Nick Lee.
Her Twitch channel was once demonetized
On May 18, Siragusa claimed that Twitch had suspended the advertising on her channel.
“Yesterday I was informed that Twitch has ‘Indefinitely Suspended Advertising’ on my channel,” Siragusa tweeted. “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.”
Twitch was believed to have banned her from gaining revenue because most of her content was “hot tub” streams — when a streamer broadcasts from a hot tub, pool or beach and just chats with the audience. Twitch has been long rumored to disapprove of such videos which can be sexually suggestive in violation of their community guidelines.
Eventually, Siragusa announced she would stop making “hot tub” videos and Twitch restored her ads. However, she claimed she went from earning $1,000 per day to $130. Twitch later introduced an entire category for content creators like her called “Pools, Hot Tubs and Beaches.”
Someone may have set Siragusa’s house on fire
On August 14, Siragusa tweeted that her home had been set on fire and that foul play was suspected.
“Yesterday, late in the evening there was a fire along the side of my home originating from the area where my trashcan is kept,” she tweeted. “The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators strongly suspect arson.”
She said that authorities were reviewing surveillance footage and any videos in the area that could foster any leads. Siragusa added that this was not the first time she had been harassed. In 2020, someone was arrested for trying to shoot fireworks into her home. She claimed to also experience “swatting on a weekly basis.”
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