Joining his bandmate Luke Hemmings on the public Snapchat train, Ashton Irwin now has Snapchat. On Tuesday night (Dec. 20), he revealed to the world — in the drummer's words — his "11-year-old Hotmail name" that now acts as his Snapchat username. Here we have astroashton1994 (why am I so old), which is legitimately the screen name of your middle school AIM days. Bless you, Ashton Irwin, for resurrecting a username so pure and simultaneously so fetus.
Irwin took to Twitter Tuesday night to let 5 Seconds of Summer fans in on his plan for a public Snapchat, revealing that he already has a private Snapchat — but that one's off-limits for the general public (and with a "lol, typical Irwin" explanation like the one below, it's not hard to see why).
"I think I am going to give in and make a public snapchat so I can capture me and people around me living out the human experience, sound ok?" he tweeted to his 6.11 million followers. "I did already have a snapchat, but that was for sending pictures of my nipples, so yeah, let's forget about that one ha. Ha Ha," he joked ("joked"?) Sorry, Calum Hood.
Hey it's me on snapchat, I stuck with my 11 year old hotmail name, cause you know.. it's awesome. astroashton1994 😘 pic.twitter.com/uOB8SSsKEr— ASHTON IRWIN (@Ashton5SOS) December 21, 2016
As for the meaning behind his Snapchat username/11-year-old Irwin's Hotmail email address, the 5SOS drummer revealed it's because he was a die-hard fan of Astro Boy, a 2009 movie with Freddie Highmore and a Japanese manga series-turned-TV show long before that.
So far, Irwin's Snap story has consisted of a selfie with a Sydney geofilter and a photo of himself sitting in a crib, which totally fits in with his throwback username. I can only imagine what the rest of his stories will hold.
ASHTON IRWIN IS SO FLUFFY IM GONNA DIE pic.twitter.com/LD2uEYMSMJ— 5SOS Snapchat (@5S0SSnapchat) December 21, 2016
Merry Christmas, 5SOS fans — and hopefully before the end of this year Michael Clifford and Calum Hood will grace us with their own Snapchats, too.