Alinity was playing Apex Legends with some fellow gamers during her 18 July stream, when she suddenly became frustrated with her cat, Milo, clawing at her.
Calling Milo’s name out, she lifted the cat up and tossed it behind her over her shoulder before carrying on with her stream.
Alinity apparently threw her cat over her head to continue with the stream. Credit: Twitch
Of course, it didn’t take long before the comments to come flooding in, and while she waited for another session of Apex Legends to load, Alinity said: “I didn’t think you guys would notice it, honestly.
“I thought I was fast enough that nobody would notice it – the cat flying around the screen – but I guess everybody did.”
Speaking about the footage that she knew would inevitably end up on social media, she continued: “It’s probably already on Reddit or something and they’re probably already calling PETA and being like, ‘send them to their house, the cat is dead, she killed the cat, live on stream Alinity kills cat’. Seriously.”
Well, Alinity’s predictions were correct, and fans have since been discussing what happened in great detail.
Over on the Livestream Fail subreddit, one Redditor argued: “Cats are agile and this one probably didn’t get hurt. That’s all true, and none of it changes the fact that this is animal abuse. Will she get banned for it? We already know the answer to that one.“
Another agreed, writing: “Even if the cat landed on its feet, what makes someone think it’s a good idea to just toss a cat behind your head like a basketball?“
Someone else said: “She had enough time to just put it underneath her right armpit then place it down on the floor not overhead throw it like that. There were no enemies on her screen and she wasn’t getting shot at, why the need to be so careless with your pet?“
A fourth wrote: “Probably didn‘t hurt the cat at all but still a s****y thing to do.”
Alinity also came under fire after putting a sticker on her cat’s face. Credit: Twitch
While many called for Alinity to be banned by Twitch, some other users also referenced another clip from one of Alinity’s streams in June, when she put a sticker over her cat’s face and watched as it tried to wriggle to remove it – another moment she was widely criticised for.