Twitch Temporarily Bans White Streamer After Apex Legends Cosplay

By Adam Bankhurst

Lithuanian streamer Karina “Karupups” Martsinkevich has been temporarily banned from Twitch following cosplaying as Apex Legend’s Lifeline and using blackface makeup.

As reported by Kotaku, Martsinkevich was streaming herself preparing her Lifeline cosplay in Twitch’s “Just Chatting” section when, after she dyed her hair and dressed to mimic the Apex Legends character, she applied a dark foundation to her face that caused Twitch to take the stream down even before she could finish her cosplay prep.

Martsinkevich took to YouTube to announce her 30-day suspension and explain that she was banned for “engaging in hateful conduct against a person or group of people.” However, she claims she “just wanted to be similar to Lifeline from Apex…it wasn’t meant to have

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