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Published January 28, 2018
Brittany Venti photographed at a May 1, 2017 protest in New York

Streaming giant Twitch has caused outrage after banning an African-American girl for her Africa-themed cooking show and seeming to accuse her of being a white cultural appropriator. The girl — youtuber Brittany Venti — was then forced into the humiliating position of having to submit an actual DNA analysis to prove her descent, shocking Twitch Support screenshots reveal.

“This is insanity,” Brittany shared on Twitter. “I can’t even talk about my own race on Twitch, I get told I’m not my own race and I can’t have a cooking stream based on REAL African and Haitian food that is WELL known and DOCUMENTED.”

Brittany expressed shock over Twitch assuming her race and belittling her, and she later commented that it doesn’t belong in the year 2018.

Brittany Venti’s 23andMe DNA analysis.

“I got banned for having an African cooking stream today on Twitch because they thought it was offensive. My mom is black, I was raised by her –a black woman. They just assumed my race and banned me. I have DNA testing to prove this,” she added.

Brittany’s tweets about the incident as well as her correspondence with Twitch Support quickly went viral, and many content creators have spoken up in her defense.

Twitch is not new to racial and admin abuse controversies. In a major 2013 flap, Twitch banned “vast amounts” of streamers for speaking out against Horror, a furry lead Twitch administrator who abused his powers to “make his boyfriend’s ‘fursona’ into a global Twitch emote” as well as banning anyone he personally didn’t like.

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24 Comments

  1. Nana Baakan Nana Baakan

    So, do you have to be Italian to live stream cooking Italian food? Or Chinese to live steam Chinese food
    Is that acruelly in their TOS?
    This sound like a made up story it’s so unbelievable.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      It’s called cultural appropriation and it’s a big deal. Have you been living under a rock?

      • Dakin Capozzi Dakin Capozzi

        Pretend it’s a big deal but it never will be. It’s a joke. Fuck n****************, and the jews who raised them.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous

    She’s a cracker, not black just because she’s 1/3 black. She’s not part of my race.

    • Cave Beast Cave Beast

      Who would want to be? Gross.

      • Anonymous Anonymous

        Fuck you racist

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Looks black to me.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous

    I’m missing the part where they forced her to submit a DNA test.

    • Not Trump Not Trump

      I didn’t. Then again I can read very smartly, I have many good words in my excellent brain.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous

    Do better, Twitch.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous

    Welcome to twitch the most PC steaming website around

  6. Brittany Venti Brittany Venti

    UPDATE: I’m trying to stream tonight but Twitch Support has not unbanned me even though it was supposed to have been a 24 hour ban, it’s been past 24 hours now. I was not notified of an extension or ban change.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      lol, we reach a new low as a society….I guess 33% black is not pure enough for them

  7. Will Will

    Don’t think the video is still available but a lot of people on Twitter saying it was pretty racist – clicking noises, making ‘mud cakes’, banana oven gloves etc. It makes a lot more sense than them banning her for just cooking

  8. Jeff Jeff

    Who gives a shit what colour she is? Anyone can teach cooking

  9. Anonymous Anonymous

    Official response from @Twitch : “Twitch doesn’t comment on terms of service violations.”

  10. Jamesdean Jamesdean

    70% European genes means she is white. Claiming otherwise would be retarded and illogical.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      33% black, raised by a black mother, identifies as black. Of course she’s black.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Jamesdean, that’s a hefty dose of racism you’re throwing around there.

      • Anonymous Anonymous

        It’s nowhere even closely related to racism. It’s statistics and nothing else. Her calling herself black is practically akin to males genetically proven male calling them females simply because they want to.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      So Obama is white now?

    • Joshua Joshua

      It is incredibly racist to tell an African American they aren’t “black enough” This is specifically a cultural historical issue as people were persecuted for having only a fraction of African ancestry. Trying to diminish her life, family and culture because she doesn’t meet your standard is appalling.

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