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Streamer followed by alleged six-month stalker during chilling IRL broadcast

Published: 20/Jul/2019 22:02 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 17:29

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of IRL streaming, internet personalities are free to broadcast their daily lives for their audiences to see – but sometimes, these broadcasts can capture moments that are downright chilling, as seen in the case of one Twitch streamer in late July.

While many female internet stars have unfortunately been acquainted with overly enthusiastic male fans, some of these fans can be a little too ardent, with a few even crossing the line as to what is considered socially acceptable behavior.

Korean streamer ‘Jinnytty’ (also known as ‘Yoomjji’) was confronted with one such fan on a public bus, who has allegedly been stalking her for over six months.

Twitch streamer Jinnytty was followed onto a bus by a man who has been stalking her for six months – leading to a frightening encounter.

A harrowing clip taken from her July 20 broadcast shows the streamer pointing toward a man in the seat behind her, who obscured his face with a fan to conceal his identity.

Jinny, obviously shaken, worriedly covered her mouth with her hand before seeming to laugh off the encounter – but that wasn’t the end of the incident, by far.

Jinny even showed translations of what seems to be a conversation with the stalker to her chat during their drive, showing one message that read, “If you didn’t follow me, why are you covering your face?” and another that said, “And why were you in the dark alley hiding next to the bar last week?”

Thankfully, Jinny ended her broadcast with a trip to the police station, after claiming that she’d wanted to give the stalker a chance to redeem himself – but ultimately ended up being too frightened to let the stalking continue.

“This isn’t fun,” she said of the matter. “I’m actually scared, and I’m not the type of person who gets scared easily.”

Comments from a Reddit thread of the debacle reveal that the man had been following her since January, even keeping a detailed schedule of her day-to-day routine.

This wouldn’t be the first time a streamer has had to plead with a stalker to protect their privacy, by far: in fact, in October 2018, Twitch streamer Jenna broke down in a teary plea to her own stalker, begging him to leave her alone.

Jenna, twitchTwitch streamer ‘Jenna’ pleaded with her stalker to leave her alone during a teary broadcast in October 2018.https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/twitch-streamer-jenna-breaks-down-in-plea-to-stalker-187289

Jinny’s frightening encounter with a stalker follows the tragic death of internet personality Bianca Devins, who was murdered by a man she’d met on Instagram who stabbed her to death after feeling entitled to a relationship with the her.


If you or someone you know feel that you are being followed or harassed and are unsafe, please contact local law enforcement straight away.

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David Dobrik responds to backlash after claiming he “hates nature”

Published: 27/Oct/2020 17:08

by Alice Hearing

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After an onslaught of hateful comments, David Dobrik has responded to the backlash he faced for claiming that he “hates nature” on his Views podcast with Jason Nash.

As a huge YouTuber known for massive giveaways and wholesome content, Dobrik’s comments, if at all negative, can cause a stir among his fans. In the episode in question, Dobrik explains at length why he “hates nature,” and how outdoor activities really don’t do it for him.

“I cannot describe to you how much I f***ing hate nature,” Dobrik said. “I never knew I could be so angry at something. I was hiking in the mountains, and everybody I saw, I was just getting angry at. I was like, ‘Why are you here?’ I was so mad!”

“It feels so wrong because everybody loves nature,” he continued. “…what is so cool about something that’s been there… for millions of years! What is so cool about that? …it feels like everything I’ve worked for has been erased. I’m stuck with the dirt and the grass and the leaves.”

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Angry commenters described Dobrik as “close-minded”

Angry commenters had a lot to say about his opinions on the world around him and on his attitude about something as mundane as nature.

“I don’t justify it, but now I understand the hate that you get for being so closed-minded and kind of a d**k to your friends or the planet,” one person wrote. “I know that you have done great things like charities and donations. But DUDE, grow up a bit, you live in a bubble.”

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But in the latest episode of Views with fellow YouTuber Jason Nash, they discussed the backlash Dobrik faced and read out Dexerto’s article on the subject.

Dobrik explained that fans misunderstood his intentions: “I said I didn’t like nature and by this, I didn’t mean that I don’t care about the ecosystem where I think you shouldn’t recycle and I think you should litter. It was like I just literally do not care for walks.”

“I wasn’t joking about the actual nature but I was kind of like you guys are gonna really hate me for this. I didn’t think people would actually get mad and people are pissed.”

Since the latest episode has aired, angry commenters are nowhere to be seen. It seems that the adamant defenders of nature walks have been appeased.