A popular online streamer is facing backlash after she admitted during a live stream that she had purposefully killed a dog.
On Tuesday, online gamer Simone Scott, who is better known online as “Aqua,” appeared on Twitch, an Amazon-owned platform where people can make money broadcasting themselves playing video games, the New York Post reports. During the interview, which included two other gamers, host Rajj Patel asked what the worst thing they had ever done was, to which Scott admitted to killing a dog.
Today on Twitch:
Streamer @AqualaGamer admits to killing someones dog while she was a veterinarian because she didn't like them. And no remorse or sense of guilt at all? What kind of fucked up sociopathic shit is this.
Posting here in case it gets removed pic.twitter.com/5RDrrPLGEV— ✊? Dion Anderson (@PaperBatVG) February 28, 2018
“I used to work as a veterinary technician, so I once killed someone’s dog on purpose,” Scott confessed.
The confession shocked the other gamers and Patel, who pried for clarification, to which Scott responded by saying “Yeah, but no one knew because, you know, I’m a professional.”
While Scott dryly added that “it was an accident” at Patel’s encouraging, she later added that the dog’s owner had it coming, stating “It was a really bad person, so…”
Following the confession, Patel took to Twitter stating “The abuse of animals is completely unacceptable and morally reprehensible. The individual involved was removed as a result and will never be welcome on my platform again. I’m really upset about it and can’t believe that anybody would have the capacity to do something like that.”
The abuse of animals is completely unacceptable and morally reprehensible. The individual involved was removed as a result and will never be welcome on my platform again. Im really upset about it and can’t believe that anybody would have the capacity to do something like that— Rajj Patel (@RajjOfficial) February 28, 2018
Scott’s confession has been met with a swift wave of backlash, Twitch’s chat room being flooded with angry users. Some users have even claimed that they plan on reporting Scott for the confession.3comments
Scott, who went offline after the Twitch interview, briefly made a return to Twitter on Wednesday, writing “You would think this community would know how to recognize a troll when they see one.”
You would think this community would know how to recognize a troll when they see one. ?— Aqua (Simone) (@AqualaGamer) February 28, 2018
She hasn’t responded to requests for comment. Twitch has also refrained from commenting.