Video game streamer Buckkerz recorded himself yelling at his baby and breaking his controller while playing “Madden 21”.
The streamer’s Twitch account was suspended and he deleted all of his other social media accounts.
The disturbing nature of the clip angered many on Twitter and Reddit.
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Thursday evening, an excerpt from Twitch streamer Buckkerz which showed him yelling at his young child after losing to a video game has gone viral.
In the clip, Buckkerz (whose legal name has not been confirmed by Insider) can be seen playing “Madden 21” with his baby boy on his lap. After intercepting his in-game throw, the streamer yells “God damn —” as he throws his controller down, smashing it. “Damn $ 300 damn controller,” he yells as the toddler yells at the camera.
“I’m about to go before I lose it,” he said, placing the child in a chair before yelling directly in her face, “shut up!”
Her webcam then disappears and the flow is cut off.
Buckkerz is a small streamer who, according to TwitchTracker, streamed playing “Madden 21” several times a week in November and October 2020 for less than two hours in front of an average audience of around five viewers. Her January 21 feed was her first time returning and one of those five viewers managed to capture the clip and post it on Reddit.
The 28-second clip gained traction on the LiveStreamFails subreddit where it quickly racked up over 10,000 upvotes in less than 24 hours. “If video games make you do this to your family, your pets, or a fu —– child… you have to re-evaluate your life,” wrote one Redditor. “That poor baby. My heart just broke for this kid,” wrote another.
On Twitter, the clip was posted by YouTuber Nicholas DeOrio, where it generated over 160,000 views in 10 hours.
For a brief period, after the clip reached Reddit, Buckkerz changed the name of his Twitch channel to “Imsorry1234556” before the channel went offline. It is not known if the account was deleted by the streamer or if it was banned by Twitch. Twitch did not respond to comments at the time of posting.
When the backlash began to occur, Buckkerz was quick to delete his many social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. His now defunct Bukkerzgaming account wrote in his tab about: “Living sober, being a good father and husband is my mission in life.”
Unfortunately, streamers on Twitch have exhibited similar behavior in the past.
In 2018, Australian streamer Luke “mrDeadMoth” Munday streamed while attacking his pregnant fiancée who was trying to get him away from a “Fortnite” game. A year later, he was charged with common assault and was sentenced to a 14-month Community Corrections Order. In 2019, a streamer who goes by TTV_MajesticUnicorn was seen on camera biting and hitting her baby.
Buckkerz did not return a request for comment until the post date.
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