An infamous twitter user known for his strong bias for the Houston Astros baseball team and hatred of other teams, especially those who rival or beat the Astros, has been doxxed by another account parodying his.
The dox happened on July 20, 2018 by user @RantsParody, who has since deleted his account. It is unknown how RantsParody gained AstrosRants’ personal information, but he did credit Twitter user @FarmerMaize, whose account has also been deleted as of July 21, for gaining the information.
On July 19, RantsParody held a Twitter poll asking other users whether or not he should release AstrosRants’ personal information. He claimed that he had access to AstrosRants’ real name, Facebook, date of birth, address, phone number, and other private information. He ran one poll which lasted for one day, and the final results of 203 votes said that he should, in fact, release his information, so on July 20, RantsParody released AstrosRants’ real name and private Facebook account.
On the morning of July 20, RantsParody held a second poll asking if he should continue, with the two choices being “Leak more” and “Stop it that’s enough”. The results of this poll was unknown, as RantsParody deleted his account before the poll could finish, but at the time of his account’s deletion, the poll had 83 votes, with 55% of votes in favor of releasing his information, and 45% against it.
Like me or not, I’ve never tried to pry into the personal lives of others. It’s creepy, it’s crazy and it’s pathetic behavior. The lowest of the low.
No, calling it creepy is selling it short. It’s borderline psychopathic behavior. Respect other people’s private lives. It’s called being a decent human being.
AstrosRants also released a video on Twitter following these tweets, stating how for the safety of himself and his family, he would cease running the AstrosRants accounts and that the account and all of its tweets would be deleted within the next few minutes. However, the account was never deleted.
He also stated in the video that he suffers from severe social anxiety, and that the account helped him cope with this illness. Despite the number of haters he has, a number of supporters reached out to him following the video, the video receiving over 90 replies and 200 likes as of July 21.
AstrosRants created his Twitter account in 2014 as a joke/troll account, and used it to gloat every time the Astros won a game, and bash other teams. He also was strongly against bat flips, and had his own weekly podcast. His tweets were often met with negative feedback and replies every time, which received more publicity than his actual tweets.
Despite always claiming that the account was not a joke/troll account, even stating it directly in his podcasts, he came clean in the video, revealing that the account was a joke/troll account all along.
Another account that parodies him, @AntiAstrosRants, began the #ThankYouAstrosRants and #SaveAstrosRants hashtags on Twitter, attempting to start a movement to prevent AstrosRants from deleting his account, and wishing him a speedy recovery.
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t help but feel bad that he got doxxed, and as supporters of fellow human beings, we must wish him all the best and hope he recovers, beats his social anxiety, and gets back in the game.
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