Twitch forces black streamer to submit DNA analysis over african cooking show

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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."

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

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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.

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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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  1. 6 years ago
    Jamesdean

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

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

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

      • 5 years ago
        Anonymous

        Okay then, since Obama is 50% European...and raised by his white mother and white grandparents, then he must be white. 33% black is not black!

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

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

      • 6 years ago
        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.

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

      So Obama is white now?

      • 4 years ago
        Anonymous 2

        1 white parent, 1 black parent. Calling him one without the other is racist on some level.

    • 6 years ago
      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.

    • 6 years ago
      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

      • 4 years ago
        Anonymous 2

        with one black parent, and one white parent O'Bama is only 1/2 black. calling him black ignores the reality of the other half of his genetic makeup.

  2. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

    Official response from @Twitch : "Twitch doesn't comment on terms of service violations."

  3. 6 years ago
    Jeff

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

  4. 6 years ago
    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

    • 6 years ago
      Will

      Clip from the stream is here. Can't see why she was banned at all...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDJJPxI9lyk

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

      "Mud cakes" as you put it, or mineral-enriched cookies, are a legitimate part of the Haitian cuisine. There is a lot of reporting on it, including how they're made. Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3337cj4sJQ

  5. 6 years ago
    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.

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

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

  6. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

    Welcome to twitch the most PC steaming website around

  7. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

    Do better, Twitch.

  8. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

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

    • 6 years ago
      Not Trump

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

  9. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

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

    • 6 years ago
      Cave Beast

      Who would want to be? Gross.

      • 6 years ago
        Anonymous

        Frick you racist

        • 6 years ago
          Anonymous

          Frick you nignog. Go back to Africa in live in a mudhut.

          • 6 years ago
            Anonymous

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

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

      Looks black to me.

    • 6 years ago
      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

      • 6 years ago
        Anonymous

        LE 56% FACE

    • 5 years ago
      Anonymous

      You're a racist butthole!

  10. 6 years ago
    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.

    • 6 years ago
      Anonymous

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

      • 6 years ago
        Dakin Capozzi

        Pretend it's a big deal but it never will be. It's a joke. Frick n****************, and the israelites who raised them.

      • 6 years ago
        Anonymous

        no one cares

      • 6 years ago
        N*GG*R McGEEE

        God you're stupid

      • 5 years ago
        Anonymous

        It's actually not a big deal...and black folks are just as guilty of it - straightening their hair, dying it blond or blond wigs.

      • 4 years ago
        Anonymous 2

        If it is such a big deal how is Elizabeth Warren still taken seriously after years of falsely claiming to be of Native American heritage?

      • 3 years ago
        SomeoneThatKnowsSomeShit

        Then you need to stop using indoor plumbing if you aren't Italian. It's cultural appropriation just as much as having an ethnic cooking show is.

  11. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

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

  12. 6 years ago
    Anonymous

    one drop rule

    • 5 years ago
      Anonymous

      You do realize that the one drop rule was implemented by white supremacists and segregationists. By following the one drop rule, you're doing exactly what they want you to do. Nonetheless, half white is half white, no matter how you spin it.

      • 4 years ago
        Anonymous 2

        really? then why was O'Bama the first "Black" president?

        • 4 years ago
          Name

          Because he was part black dummy

  13. 6 years ago
    Doge

    Just 32%? Even Portugal has more African blood.

  14. 5 years ago
    Anonymous

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

  15. 5 years ago
    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.

    • 5 years ago
      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.

      • 5 years ago
        Anonymous

        you kidding me? mulatto was incredibly popular in the Americas, from the slave trade up to the 70s and 80s. it fell out of favor due to the negative connotation. the offspring of masters and slaves were called "mulatto" for their mixed skin colors

      • 4 years ago
        Anonymous

        Almost all black people in the USA are partly white to a small degree, so that doesn't really make sense. Look at a picture of a black American and compare it to pictures of black Africans. Way, way darker in Africa.

    • 4 years ago
      Anonymous 2

      whatever happened to freedom of speech in this country? If you don't like a post... DON'T READ IT!. Censorship is the tool that Hitler used to keep truth out of Germany in WWII. It is a very effective tool for bullies and big governments. So sad that people have developed such thin skin that they are unable to allow differing views than their own to be broadcast anywhere... all because they got their feelings hurt. Grow up fools. Your views are just that... YOUR views. At no time in the history of this world have we seen such mealy mouthed children demanding others stop speaking their beliefs, because they don't like it... Hitler is alive and well in the hearts and philosophies of those trying to silence the voices of ANYONE who are just using the RIGHT guaranteed to them in the Constitution... FREE SPEECH.

  16. 5 years ago
    Anonymous

    I donate $200 to Brittany every week, because her boyfriend doesn't work. Lazy c**t. 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.

    • 5 years ago
      Anonymous

      We must find this Twich building and pull their plug off.

    • 4 years ago
      Anonymous

      200 dollars a week? You, sir, are a GRADE A simp.

  17. 5 years ago
    Anonymous

    Twitch never asked her to prove her race. They told her she's being racist (spoiler: she was) and that they have to suspend her as per the TOS.

    The "you wouldn't like people painting your race or country in a negative light" isn't an invitation to prove that she's black, therefore making her racism acceptable. Inb4 Haitians eat dirt. Yeah, when they're fricking dying from famine.

    • 2 years ago
      lolololo

      Found the Twitch shill

  18. 7 months ago
    Ihatenaggers

    Typical morons. Some of you morons need to look up the work racism before throwing it around so much.

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