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Twitch star Jinny shocked after racist encounter in IRL stream

Published: 11/Sep/2020 23:49

by Virginia Glaze

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Jinny is one of Twitch’s more popular IRL streamers, and although she occasionally plays video games, the influencer often broadcasts her travels abroad — one of which resulted in a shockingly racist encounter.

Jinnytty is a well-known face on Twitch, who is regularly seen collaborating with other broadcasters and documenting her travels both near and far for her 385,000 followers.

However, not all of these travel experiences have been positive for the streamer, who nearly got gored in the stomach and had her backpack “stolen” by a wild deer during her excursion to Denmark.

This encounter barely holds a candle to the frustrating moment she endured during a September 11 broadcast, while she was walking about at night in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city.

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Jinnytty is a popular IRL streamer who encountered a disturbing instance of racism during her trip in Denmark.

During her nighttime excursion, Jinny was in the middle of talking to her viewers when a bystander shouted “ching chong” at her as he walked past — understandably drawing a shocked response from the streamer.

“That was racist,” Jinny said flatly after processing the comment. “You guys heard that, right? That was racist.”

Luckily, Jinny’s viewers were quick to assuage her, almost immediately flooding her stream with donations and messages of reassurance in wake of the concerning incident.

This is far from the first time an Asian Twitch streamer has dealt with harassment while traveling abroad; Giannie Lee was also at the center of a seriously uncomfortable encounter while dining in a restaurant, after two white men accosted her and pulled their eyes in front of her streaming camera.

Unfortunately, Lee would go on to be the victim of even more racist incidents during her time in Germany for Twitch Con that year — but she truly knew how to “kill them with kindness,” so to speak, gently informing them that their behavior was not welcome.

Even Twitch star JadeyAnh was the target of racist bystanders, who similarly accosted her and her cousin while out at a bar.

Although it’s amazing to see how the internet can connect us, it certainly sheds a light on the negatives in the world — but we gotta admit, it definitely feels good to see these streamers clap back at the people harassing them.

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Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton

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Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

#FreeTommy trends on Twitter.
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#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.