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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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38 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous

    I donate $200 to Brittany every week, because her boyfriend doesn’t work. Lazy cunt. I think she’s into me though. I’m one of her two mods (the other being her boyfriend) but she always talks to me in stream. I always asked if she can flash on twitch, but she just ignores me so I stopped asking lol but yeah, her boyfriend is a major loser, and she needs to be with someone that can support her.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous

    the one thing wrong with this is she got banned for cultural appropriation.
    why not just let her live stream and tell her to tone down certain parts, because people may get offended?
    33% wouldn’t be enough if she had 2 non-black parents but since she had a black mother i personally believe it’d be better to call her black because 33% + an african american mother should equal black. sorry if i sounded too scientific. i just believe that the ban was unruly but she should be able to stream, a little toned down.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      mixed race people aren’t black or white. They are called mulatto especially if they have one black and white parent. Most people in America don’t know this.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous

    Aren’t these the same PC people who think race is a social construct? She identifies as black therefore she is black. Checkmate

  4. Just 32%? Even Portugal has more African blood.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous

    one drop rule

  6. Anonymous Anonymous

    and racism isn’t counted in absolute numbers. she isn’t 70% racist because 30% of her is black.

  7. 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. gently caress n****************, and the garden gnomes who raised them.

      • Anonymous Anonymous

        no one cares

      • N*GG*R McGEEE N*GG*R McGEEE

        God you’re stupid

  8. 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

        gently caress you racist

        • Anonymous Anonymous

          gently caress you nignog. Go back to Africa in live in a mudhut.

          • Anonymous Anonymous

            Wow, look at that.
            A degen-whitey boi.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Looks black to me.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Obama, like her, also had 1 black parent and one white parent.

      for you to consider a mixed race person like Obama not black is racist and disgusting.

      go back to your Trump rally you racist

      • Anonymous Anonymous

        LE 56% FACE

  9. 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.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous

    Do better, Twitch.

  11. Anonymous Anonymous

    Welcome to twitch the most PC steaming website around

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Jeff Jeff

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

  15. Anonymous Anonymous

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

  16. 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.

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Obama, like her, also had one black parent and one white parent.

      for you to say a mixed race person like Obama is not black is racist and disgusting

      go back to your Trump rally you racist

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