A Twitch streamer's channel was removed after an aggressive dispute with his girlfriend on-camera
- Hitoshi Uechi, known as SmashGodxXx, streamed an aggressive domestic dispute with his girlfriend on
- In the video, the couple argued, before Uechi turned the camera away and a slapping sound could be heard.
- Uechi denied online accusations that he slapped his girlfriend, claiming it was a door closing.
- In 2019, Uechi appeared on the television show Judge Judy after livestreaming a date gone wrong.
Hitoshi Uechi, known as SmashGodxXx on Twitch, appeared to get into an aggressive dispute with his girlfriend that was caught on-camera, which ended with a slapping sound out of frame. The content creator, who opened Pokemon cards and spent a majority of his time Just Chatting, had 11,000 followers on the platform before his channel's removal on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday night, Uechi was streaming alongside his girlfriend and said that he "needed to talk to chat without you," referring to his girlfriend. He got up out of his chair, opened the door, closed it again, and said, "don't come at me like you know everything….bring me my beer." His girlfriend then slaps a bag across his arm, saying "I'm not your maid" before Uechi turns his webcam camera out of frame and an audible, loud noise is heard.
The clip of SmashGodxXx gained visibility on RedditThe minute-long clip quickly hit the LiveStreamFails subreddit, a forum dedicated to chronicling streamer drama. As the post gained upvotes, Uechi continued to stream and dismissed any criticism, asking his audience to downvote the post. After the suggestion was made that the sound heard at the end of the video was Uechi slapping his girlfriend, she filmed herself denying that she was slapped, saying the accusation "wasn't really true" and that they are "just making up stories, it's so annoying."
In the full video, Uechi blamed his users for clipping the scene and his girlfriend for "acting up" on his stream. She started to cry and looked at her phone as the streamer said "you guys are making her cry, you are making her f--- miserable, it's the trolls."The video ended with Uechi's sister picking up the camera and moving it into her room as audible screaming can be heard in the background.
Uechi would then go on to stream three more times that evening, drinking alcohol and dismissing the claims. He said the "clip wasn't really that bad" and that "it didn't even show me hitting her honestly," later adding "I never even laid a hand on her." In one stream, they reenacted the original clip, with the girlfriend saying the sound was a "moving chair." In a later clip, Uechi said the loud sound was just a "door closing."Despite the denials, the LiveStreamFails Reddit post continued to grow, pulling in over 12,000 upvotes in under 10 hours. Dozens of comments wondered when his channel would be banned and by Wednesday morning it was gone. It's unclear if the channel was deleted or taken down by Twitch. Twitch in a statement that they "do not confirm enforcements on specific cases" and "we have rules around acts and threats of violence, and will take action on any accounts that violate those rules." Uechi has gone private on both his personal Instagram and Twitter.
According to Dexerto, Uechi had been banned multiple times on Twitch in the past in 2018 and 2019.
The streamer had dealt with controversy before and an appearance on Judge Judy
In September 2018, Uechi livestreamed a date with Saisai Zhang, a woman he had met over Tinder. A clip of Zhang alleging that Uechi had "kidnapped" her went viral on Reddit and WorldStarHipHop.In November 2019, Uechi and Zhang went on the daytime television show Judge Judy to argue the claims. Judy believed that Uechi was in the wrong and hadn't properly explained that he would be livestreaming, awarding Zhang $5,000.
Uechi did not return a request for comment.
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