In November 2017, Sprankle tweeted that she was unloading her Magic: The Gathering costumes and cosplay gear in the wake of months of harassment by a controversial YouTuber who posted degrading videos about her and other cosplayers. As a reaction, Wizards of the Coast released a statement, condemning harassment in the community. They also started an investigation, which eventually led to a permanent ban of the YouTuber by the company.
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