Popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has lept to the defence of girlfriend Pink Sparkles after she faced criticism for her angry reaction to Mitch Jones being too loud while broadcasting late at night.
Pink Sparkles has moved into a content house with fellow streamers such as Mitch Jones and Kbubblez, but after Jones came home from a bar with a challenge set by Mizkif and a mystery donator, Sparkles became furious with her housemates, and Jones specifically.
The streamer has faced backlash for her outburst, prompting boyfriend Asmongold to defend her during his own broadcast.
According to viewers who claim to have watched the now-removed livestream, Jones received a challenge from fellow Twitch broadcaster Mizkif, who claimed he had a donator lined up who would give him $100,000 if he could persuade a girl to sleep with him.
The group had spent the night out at a number of bars, and began loudly discussing the challenge with housemate Kbubblez on the return to their home. The group had clearly been too loud for the sleeping Pink Sparkles though. who could be heard yelling down the stairs at the group, screaming “shut the fuck up” repeatedly.
“Shut the fuck up,” roared a clearly unhappy Pink Sparkles. “Shut the fuck up or get out of the house. It’s 4am. Shut the fuck up!”
Jones immediately apologised on camera, saying: “Yeah, I should probably be quiet. I apologize.”
The clip quickly circulated on /r/LivestreamFail, with some calling her behaviour “bitchy” and “trashy,” with many asking what she expected when she moved into a house full of streamers.
In a Twitlonger posted by Pink Sparkles, she addressed that her housemates “have gone out several times during the week to drink and have come home very late at night,” and that she doesn’t mind if they go out and party.
Stating that she had a hard time falling and remaining asleep, Sparkles wrote that this wasn’t the first time she had been woken up by loud roommates, and that the house had a meeting to address it, coming to a mutual agreement that there would be a curfew from 2am to 10am in which time people could not be loud.
“I admit that I was very frustrated at Mitch,” concluded Pink Sparkles. “Other people were just as much to blame for what happened, and I agree that the situation could have, and should have, been handled better by me.
While many continued to criticize Pink Sparkles' behaviour, Asmongold has come out in defence of his partner, stating that he finds the ridicule she is facing ridiculous.
“It’s just good manners,” Asmongold told his viewers during his May 12 stream. “I’m amazed that this is even a controversy. It’s geniuinely disturbing to me that someone responding negatively to being woken up at [4am] by yelling is in the wrong.”
“Even when it was previously agreed upon that this wouldn’t happen. I worry about the livestreaming community because this feels insane. Is it reasonable to be bothered? Yeah, I think so.”
Mitch Jones, who was the aim of Pink Sparkles ire, has yet to comment on how he felt about the incident with Pink Sparkles, but tweeted that the broadcast was “one of [his] best streams in years.”