Kaitlyn Siragusa (Born: December 2, 1993) is a popular vlogger, video gamer, and cosplayer known to the world as Amouranth. She has almost two million followers on Twitch and around 3 million on Instagram. Her biggest claim to fame is being banned three times by Twitch and being named in a lawsuit against the streaming site for creating “sexually explicit” content.
Amouranth Early Beginnings
Amouranth grew up in Houston, Texas. She immediately fell in love with theatre and entertainment. At an early age, she took part in dress-up.
Eventually, Kaitlyn taught herself how to sew. In her younger days, she had no idea that she was setting herself up for a lucrative career.
Amouranth and A Charmed Affair
Upon graduation, Kaitlyn put her talent to good use. She started designing costumes for the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet. This success allowed Kailtyn started her own business.
Kaitlyn created an LLC known as A Charmed Affair. This cosplay company rents out popular Disney princesses and other characters for children’s parties. The child being honored gets crowned king or queen at their party by the character.
Amouranth Charity and TLC Little People
One of her passions is putting smiles on children’s’ faces. Kaitlyn wants them to express the magic she used to feel as a child. That’s why Kaitlyn dedicates a lot of her time to charity.
Through A Charmed Affair, Kaitlyn and her crew visit many children’s hospitals. Sick children get their meet fantasy heroes and get a bit of hope and encouragement for better days.
Her sewing skills and ability to portray a character won over the masses. Kaitlyn’s good deeds have been covered by local news.
A Charmed Affair received even more mainstream coverage when it was featured on TLC’s The Little Couple. In fact, the couple brought their family on two different episodes!
Amouranth Starts Streaming
With her popularity mounting, Amouranth started a vlog where she could show off her cosplay and play video games. She took this act on the road, creating videos as she attended comic book conventions.
People really admired Amouranth’s costume work. So, she set up a Patreon. People started donating to her, which turned this hobby into a viable career.
She streams almost every day, upwards of 12 hours. As Kaitlyn explained, “Sometimes I do eight, but then I feel really bad and feel like I have to work. I don’t get a lot of sleep.”
Amouranth Twitch Ban for Wardrobe Malfunction
Twitch has a very strict no-nudity policy. Unfortunately, Kaitlyn unknowingly broke it during a September 8, 2019 stream.
In the video, Amouranth rolled around on the ground with her dog. She was doing this during a livechat. Unbeknownst to Kaitlyn, she flashed the camera many times.
The multitude of wardrobe malfunctions made viewers head to her chat in droves. They warned Amouranth and Twitch about the lewd stream. Screenshots were taken and circulated throughout Reddit.
12 hours later, Twitch shut down her account for three days. She lost over 200,000 followers in that span. While many theorize that Twitch cleaned up bots following her, some believe that her wardrobe malfunction was a publicity stunt and was turned off by her antics.
Amouranth Gets Two Mysterious Twitch Bans
The long, weird history with Kaitlyn Siragusa and Twitch gets even odder. Her account got banned once again in March 2020.
Kaitlyn spoke to Dot Esports about this weird occurrence through Discord. The chat transcript quotes Kaitlyn as saying, “I have been told that I’m being suspended for something that happened during a gym stream last week. I haven’t seen the vod yet… Waiting for them to show me so I can appeal. I don’t have much more information than that. The longest it can be is three days.”
The Amouranth Twitch page got reinstated without any explanation. However, she got pulled again in May 2020. Once again, Kailtyn received no reason.
However, fans speculate that Kaitlyn broke another policy. She had shown a viewer’s profile picture on her livestream. Twitch had already deemed that pic as inappropriate, which would result in the third ban.
Amouranth Named in Twitch Suit
Kaitlyn Siragusa was named in a lawsuit against Twitch in June 2020. A Twitch viewer by the name of Erik Estavillo applied for a civil complaint against the streaming platform.
According to the suit, Estavillo, who has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and sex addiction, must rely on the internet as his sole means of entertainment. He says that Twitch has made both of these issues worse due to the nature of some of their free content.
He sought $25 million in damages from Twitch for exposing him to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers.” The plaintiff said he planned to split the money with other Twitch Prime Turbo Subscribers while giving the rest to charity.
Amouranth was one of the accounts that he felt had infringed his civil liberties.
He also named:
- Alinity Divine
He asked as part of the deal to have these streams banned permanently because they offer explicit material daily. Estavillo determined that Amouranth broke Twitch Terms of Service and needed to be removed from the platform.
Twitch and their streamers weren’t the only entities named in the suit, as Estavillo also went after:
- Blizzard Entertainment
The complaint was filed on June 15, 2020. Twitch received the official summons on June 19, 2020.
Amouranth and Psychiatrists Dr. Kanojia
In August 2020, Kaitlyn decided to have a live Twitch chat with a renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Alok Kanojia. This conversation took a turn that the starlet wasn’t expecting.
Dr. K told her to stop putting her internet persona first. She was told, “You’ve lost touch with yourself.” Those words caused Kaitlyn to break down and cry.
As Dr. K explained, content creators are in a grind, and the pressure to create is massive. Gamers and cosplayers are always on. He told her to stop holding herself to such high standards and to reconnect with the person she was before she found success.