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IRL streamer confronted by furious stranger over his cigarette smoke

Published: 2/Feb/2020 1:04

by Brent Koepp

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A Twitch personality’s stream was interrupted when a man exploding with anger confronted him over his cigarette, showing the incredibly unpredictable nature of IRL broadcasts.

IRL streams are exciting for the unpredictability of being in the real world as you never know what can happen. But for the same reasons, things can also get scary pretty quickly.

A Twitch personality’s February 1 broadcast became an example of that when a stranger raged out over his cigarette. The smoker was left stunned over the man’s anger towards his habit.

Streamer ‘cwatt’ was walking around the streets of New York when a man suddenly approached him. The stranger held out his hand, and motioned for the Twitch personality to hand over his cigarette.

The furious citizen then began to scream and swear at the personality, until he gave him his smoke. “Take it. Jesus Christ!” he said, handing it over. He then turned around to see the man explode in a rant full of expletives.

While it’s unclear what he was saying, it seems he wasn’t a fan of secondhand smoke. “What the f**k just happened? Holy sh*t!” the streamer told his chat. Another passerby asked him what he had done, so he replied, “I did nothing. He wanted my cigarette!”

Still stunned by the exchange, cwatt exclaimed, “What the f**k?. Goddammit. That’s going to go on LSF!” referencing Reddit’s LivestreamFails section which hosts Twitch clips. “Why was he so angry?” he asked, before breaking into laughter.

As the Twitch streamer continued to walk down the sidewalk, he clarified the incident to his viewers. “I wasn’t actually scared. I just felt really awkward. I just wanted to get away from the situation. I wasn’t actually nervous!”

Replying to someone in his chat, he said, “I just kept walking? True. Let’s be honest, he’s insane. I could’ve beat his a**. But I don’t want to f**king fight someone in the middle of the street!”

While it’s still not entirely clear what exactly the man was upset about, he wanted the streamer’s cigarette and wasn’t going to take no for an answer. Regardless, it’s an example of how quickly an IRL broadcast can be turned into a tense situation.

In the end, Cwatt didn’t seem too phased by the incident, and continued on after the uncomfortable exchange.

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Thomas Petrou reveals Hype House could be moving again

Published: 27/Oct/2020 19:44

by Virginia Glaze

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Hype House co-founder Thomas Petrou has hinted that the content collective could be moving to a new location, once again, after multiple instances of their address leaking online.

The Hype House is one of TikTok’s most popular groups, comprised of several high-profile content creators who live under a single roof to make the most out of their videos and social media posts.

However, being internet-famous is no cakewalk, as overly enthusiastic fans have leaked their address multiple times online, resulting in a crowd of viewers clogging their driveway and generally disturbing the peace of their neighborhood.

Thus, the Hype House — alongside rival group the Sway House — have had to pack up and move quite a few times, but it doesn’t look like their moving days are over just yet.

 

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In an October 27 vlog, Thomas Petrou revealed that he and his Hype House homies are looking for a new home, although they haven’t exactly nailed down a solid location at the moment.

“We’re looking into moving,” Thomas said in the vlog. “Not necessarily right this second, but we’re looking at properties today.”

Although the group found one home that several of them liked (the roof of which Thomas unfortunately showed off during the video), it doesn’t seem like things are set in stone, giving the group some wiggle room if they find a more suitable abode in the interim.

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It makes sense that the House would want to move; in a series of Instagram posts in July, Petrou revealed that over 100 visitors would visit their home per day, making for a fairly chaotic living situation for just about everyone involved.

As previously mentioned, the Hype House aren’t the only ones facing such troubles. Even the Sway House and YouTuber David Dobrik have dealt with major invasions of privacy as of late, with strangers showing up to his doorstep and leaving their animals at his front gate.

While it’s definitely cool to meet your favorite internet stars, it’s important to remember that they are people, too, who are deserving of their own personal privacy — no matter how many followers they have on social media.