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Pink Sparkles calls out Twitch viewers for objectifying her during pool stream

Published: 17/May/2019 0:46 Updated: 18/May/2019 11:14

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the internet’s most popular livestreaming platforms, Twitch sees a wide variety of content – including controversial pool and hottub streams, such as one held by streamer Pink Sparkles on May 16.

Pink Sparkles is known for being somewhat ‘revealing’ when it comes to her attire on stream, but has always embraced her provocative looks and the audience that comes with it.

Typically staying indoors and streaming a variety of games, the Sparkles chose to take her broadcast outdoors on May 16, ditching video games for the poolside.

Pink Sparkles has amassed a large following on Twitch over years of streaming.

However, her stream wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, despite the gorgeous weather outside; in fact, Sparkles felt the need to call out her viewers who  “objectifying” to being seen as a sexual object in her swimsuit.

Knowing her audience well, she presumed some of her thousands of viewers may have been enjoying the stream a little too much, exclaiming: “Hands on keyboards, chat!” she yelled. “Okay? I’m not [an] object. I object to this objectification. Okay? I object!”

Her objections are in stark contrast to fellow streamer ‘Savanasushi’, who demanded that viewers subscribe and donate – or else she would end her bikini-clad poolside stream.

Savanasushi was subsequently banned from the platform for the incident, so Pink Sparkles is perhaps trying to make clear that her streams are not for a similar purpose.

While Pink Sparkles has faced ample criticism for showing off her cleavage during her Twitch streams, she was also the target of harassment after a clash with her new roommates just a few days prior to her poolside “objections.”

After moving to an Austin streaming house in mid-April, Pink Sparkles was awoken by fellow streamer Mitch Jones, who’d returned from a late night of partying at 4 AM and resumed the festivities with a live broadcast of the action.

Understandably annoyed at being woken up at such a late hour, Sparkles can be heard yelling at Mitch to “shut the fuck up” during a clip from his stream, after which he acknowledged the hour and said that he should “probably be quiet.”

However, that wasn’t the end of the matter – Jones’s audience quickly took to the internet to harass Sparkles for her reaction to the late night partying, with some fans arguing that such activities are merely part of living in a streaming house.

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“You’re pretty *** if you were expecting cozy silence for your sleep schedule when you’re in a streamer house that has many people on different sleep schedules,” one commenter wrote of the issue.

“She has streamed three hours in seven days,” another responded. “Why she is even there is beyond me.”

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Sparkles has since come forward with a statement on the issue, explaining that the house recently agreed on a 2 AM – 10 AM noise curfew, while also admitting that the situation “could have and should have been handled better by me.”

Sparkles’ boyfriend, popular World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold, later defended her outburst in a stream, claiming that being quiet past curfew is “just good manners.”

Pink Sparkles is a popular female streamer on Twitch, bosting over 700,000 followers and counting.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

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Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

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YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.