Popular streamer ‘BlondieWondie’, who has over 200,000 followers on Twitch, has been criticized for her road trip stream to Mexico after clips show her speeding, reading chat, and even being pulled over by police.
Twitch has taken a hard stance on driving streams in 2019, handing out suspensions to a handful of channels believed to have driven recklessly while broadcasting.
On July 23, Young Turks host Hasan Piker was banned from the platform for seven days for using his phone, despite the car being stopped – his ban was later reduced to only 24 hours.
BlondieWondie has sparked outrage after clips of her own driving stream – a road trip to Mexico – show her reading her chat while speeding.
Driving her Porsche sports car, which she says she bought to improve the quality of her IRL streams, BlondieWondie says “hear the boost boys – here we go”, before aggressively accelerating.
The streamer goes on to say that “the best part is that the speed limit out here is like 20 over what I’m used to.”
However, it appears BlondieWondie still managed to break the limit, as later in the broadcast she was pulled over.
The officer states “the reason I stopped you was your speed,” before BlondieWondie apologizes, explaining “I really didn’t know the speed limit and I missed the freeway.”
Some have suggested that BlondieWondie’s actions could be punishable by Twitch, especially considering their recent clamp down on dangerous driving.
However, at the time of writing, BlondieWondie’s channel is still available, as she continues livestreaming her journey to Mexico. Another clip from the stream appears to show BlondieWondie lose focus on the road as she changes songs on her device.
“Dangerous or distracted driving” is mentioned explicitly in the Twitch community guidelines, which states:
“Any activity that may endanger your life or lead to your physical harm is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: suicide threats, intentional physical trauma, illegal use of drugs, illegal or dangerous consumption of alcohol, and dangerous or distracted driving.”
Breaking the law on stream is also unsurprisingly strictly against Twitch’s community guidelines, as well as “self-destructive behavior”. Breaching these guidelines is a bannable offense.