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A wheelchair-bound gamer has been accused of faking his disability after he stood up and walked while on camera.

Angel "zilianOP" Hamilton regularly appeared on Twitch.tv and was known for being paralysed from the waist down. As with any Twitch account, Hamilton used the service to earn money via donations.

In a clip of the incident, Hamilton is shown leaving the game in progress by standing up and glancing at the camera. He doesn't appear to rise entirely straight but seems to be walking unaided.

His girlfriend Breanna/"Panthoria", who also takes part in his streams, is heard to exclaim "oh my god!". Hamilton then tilts the camera away when returning to his wheelchair.

Both Hamilton and his girlfriend's Twitch accounts have since been banned due to "terms of service violations".

"The Twitch broadcaster, Zilianop, did indeed have his channel closed and his partnership contract terminated on the basis of fraud," a Twitch spokesperson told Kotaku. "Moving forward, we'll be offering refunds to those who subscribed to his channel through Twitch. We have zero tolerance for this type of behavior and the character demonstrated in this situation is truly reprehensible."

"His actions are a huge slap in the face to Twitch community members with real disabilities such as Aieron, and groups such as AbleGamers, who have helped spread a message of inclusiveness and positivity to not only the Twitch community, but gaming as a whole."

Viewers have reacted in anger and dismay, flooding YouTube and Reddit with condemnation.

The whole account is documented on Diablowned, where it's claimed that Hamilton raised $20,000 while operating the channel.

The money was allegedly spent on various electronic items, a $2000 wheelchair and $5000 to move house and live nearer his girlfriend.

Chat logs posted to the site apparently show Hamilton and his girlfriend attempting to explain the incident to those watching the stream.

Hamilton said his dog had knocked its water bowl over on some wiring. He managed to stand, he said, but then fell over.

"I pushed off my chair and ate it," he explained.

His girlfriend later claimed Hamilton had been undergoing physiotherapy to regain some control of his lower half, though did remain paralysed.

 

source:http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-15-wheelchair-bound-gamer-banned-from-twitch-tv-after-accusations-he-faked-disability



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

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Ha, they have the nerve to actually try to cover it up and lie some more after that happened. What ever happened to graciously accepting consequences when it's obvious you scammed $20,000 from people?

He probably had to take a shit really bad.

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The problem is the girlfriend. Not only does she allow this but she doesn't even make the guy trim that disgusting beard of his. That is a beard, right? Or did a muskrat crawl on his face and die?

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some people are so sick, how anyone can do such things to get money from other people is beyond me.

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crissindahouse said:
some people are so sick, how anyone can do such things to get money from other people is beyond me.

"I would like to apologize for scamming you all. I'm sick, and I need help. Anything you can give would be appreciated at this time - $1, $5, $10. Please click the donate button below. Thank you."



badgenome said:
crissindahouse said:
some people are so sick, how anyone can do such things to get money from other people is beyond me.

"I would like to apologize for scamming you all. I'm sick, and I need help. Anything you can give would be appreciated at this time - $1, $5, $10. Please click the donate button below. Thank you."

haha yeah that would be an idea, i bet he would get some money for the lulz



badgenome said:
crissindahouse said:
some people are so sick, how anyone can do such things to get money from other people is beyond me.

"I would like to apologize for scamming you all. I'm sick, and I need help. Anything you can give would be appreciated at this time - $1, $5, $10. Please click the donate button below. Thank you."


 

Do you take 200 dollar bills?



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Which is why you dont donate to random people who make videos or ask for donations. That is like opening up a spam email which has someone saying they were caught in Country A and want you to pay them 4,000 dollars so they can get to Country B because of some random reason.

Anyways for the cool kids who think flaming him will do anything: http://www.youtube.com/user/zilianop/feed?filter=1

l0l there is so much flaming going on, his twitch channel got closed by the community.



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BasilZero said:

Which is why you dont donate to random people who make videos or ask for donations. That is like opening up a spam email which has someone saying they were caught in Country A and want you to pay them 4,000 dollars so they can get to Country B because of some random reason.

That. Especially gamers. They should get enough money from gaming and sponsors. If they can't then they should be doing something else than sitting on their ass all day.