IRL Twitch streamer TeamPMS_ItsPat was confronted by a man because he was filming inside of a restaurant.
Pat was relaxing and drinking a beer at a restaurant in Phu Quoc, Vietnam when a man approached him and asked what he was doing.
“What is this?” the man asked the streamer as he wandered towards Pat’s table.
“It’s a livestream,” the German replied in English.
“It’s a camera? You make movies?” the off-screen man continued to prod.
Once Pat explained that he streams, the man went into a tirade about how it was a violation of his privacy. However, despite the man not even being filmed, he still took issue with streamer’s presence and started going on about if the owner gave him permission to film.
“Stop it,” the stranger demanded. “I’ll kill the camera. And I’ll take your hat.”
For his part, however, Pat didn’t back down and told the man to just go talk to the owner if he felt so strongly about his privacy.
Once the man walked away, another stranger asked what all the commotion was about.
“He was angry, but he was not even on camera!” the German laughed. “Let him be angry, I don’t care.”
Turning his camera back on himself, the streamer started mocking the angry man and pointed angrily at his viewers. “You have camera? You have camera? You have camera? It’s privacy.”
While it wasn’t nearly as intimidating or iconic, there were certainly some Robert De Niro “you talkin’ to me” Taxi Driver vibes going on.
Eventually, a server approached Pat about what happened.
“Where’s he from? He’s not even sitting here,” the streamer said, causing both he and the server to laugh out loud.
Pat may want to consider himself lucky though, all things considered. As Dexerto has reported, some IRL streamers have been attacked in the past by people who didn’t want to be filmed.
While IRL streaming remains popular, it certainly comes with its share of risks.