Breaking news: it turns out if you drunkenly fire a live weapon mid-stream, you'll get yourself suspended on Twitch. Who knew?
Carl Riemer, who's best known for his Call of Duty trickshots, was midway through a stream last night when he started goofing around with a fully-loaded glock. After yelling "say I 'ain't got money" at an imaginary person, Riemer accidentally discharged the gun, and looked rather surprised about the whole situation. Here's the infamous moment as it happened:
Thankfully no-one was hurt, but it seems Riemer will be the person who 'ain't got money now, as the episode has landed him a Twitch suspension - and he's also been booted out from esports organisation SoaR.
We do not condone the actions on livestream by Carl last night. He has been removed from the SoaR Gaming roster effective immediately.— SoaR (@SoaRGaming) March 5, 2020
"[SoaR] did what they needed to do, because I'm an idiot", Riemer said in an apology video posted to Twitter. "I could have hurt somebody, I could have hurt myself, I could have hurt one of my animals - and that's unforgivable.
"I just don't know what I'm going to do. I've put everything into my Twitch for the last three to four years... and I've made this one mistake and it might ruin everything."
In a separate video uploaded to YouTube, Riemer admitted he was "clearly intoxicated" during the incident, but added that whether sober or intoxicated, "guns are not a toy". Holding up a metal cup, he explained that the bullet had shot straight through the vessel and then bounced into his $1000 monitor.
"If I have to do it so that no-one else does, I guess that works."
Although he still has a YouTuber channel with over 850k subscribers, Riemer expressed concerns over whether he'd be able to receive his Twitch earnings from the previous month - or if he'd ever be allowed back on the platform. To be fair to Riemer, at least he's owned up to his mistake, and seems genuinely sorry for the incident. And he's provided yet another compelling case for gun control in America.
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