Renowned e-girl Amouranth is speaking up after she and other e-girls were exploited by AI-generated “deepfake porn.”
Kaitlyn Siragusa, known online as Amouranth, is reportedly the only woman to hit Twitch’s top 100 most-viewed streamers of 2022, and a well-known pioneer of the “e-girl” trend.
Siragusa, who was recently caught in scandal regarding her estranged spouse and an alleged exploitation scheme, has spoken up about the rise of AI-assisted “deepfake” pornography, often featuring the [artificial] likenesses of her own face, as well as other e-girls.
In recent social media threads, Siragusa spoke up for e-girl QTCinderella, who was recently the subject of deepfake porn purchased by a male Twitch streamer.
While deepfakes are hard to penalize in the US [as most are created outside the US and others are defended as “transformative works”], Siragusa claims that as soon as politicians and other high-profile individuals are targeted, things may change.
“I think it will have an effect once they start making deepfakes of mainstream people who are in power, like presidents, Hollywood actresses, people with money,” she said. “When that technology gets to the point where it’s so good that it’s actually causing issues and political campaigns, that’s when people are gonna finally get sh*t done about it.”
According to BuzzFeed, Siragusa has appeared in actual adult film productions, so the outrage of not getting paid for something artificially created without knowledge or consent.
“I have actual porn,” she said. “So for me, it’s like you’re going out of your way to consume a lesser form of like, a lesser quality, less convincing media. I find it just really like, almost comical to look at.”
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