Explicit Deepfake Creator Deletes Website Following Atrioc Apology

The creator behind the infamous deepfakes, which have drawn backlash from Twitch streamers for using their likeness in pornography, has deleted their website, leaving only an apology.

Atrioc apologised on stream two days ago, with his wife sitting and crying in the background, after it came to light that he had been using a website that deepfakes popular Twitch streamers into explicit images and videos. QTCinderella then launched her own stream where she called out the website in question, Atrioc, and anyone who uses it, after people had spammed her with pornographic images featuring her likeness.

"To be quite honest if I wanted to continue this, what I got was the best advertisement I could ever ask for but after seeing the situation of that couple apologizing and a few streamers' reactions who thought [I] 'did not care', I feel like the total piece of shit I am," the website creator wrote (as reported by Vice). "The best course of action I have understood is to just wipe my part off the internet and help decrease the number of future videos of those involved. You will not see me pop up again."

However, while the website has been taken down, it doesn't erase the effects it had on those who were used for pornography without consent, an act of sexual harassment that the UK is working to criminalise. QTCinderella also stated in her stream that she plans to take action, and that is unlikely to change regardless of whether it's still up, "And to the person that made that website, I'm going to fucking sue you. I promise you, with every part of my soul. I'm going to fucking sue you."

Streamer Sweet Anita also spoke out against the platform and its exploitation of women, "This story was how I found out that I'm on this website. I literally choose to pass up millions by not going into sex work and some random cheeto encrusted porn addict solicits my body without my consent instead. Don't know whether to cry, break stuff or laugh at this point."

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