Twitch Star Shibuya Kaho Opens Up ‘Horrific’ Streaming Sniper Incident In Japan

Twitch Star Shibuya Kaho Opens Up ‘Horrific’ Streaming Sniper Incident In Japan

Twitch Star Shibuya Kaho Opens Up ‘Horrific’ Streaming Sniper Incident In Japan

Published: 2023-01-09T06:00:14

Updated: 2023-01-09T06:00:35

On the way home after an IRL stream, Twitch star Shibuya Kaho was shot at by a fan who was waiting for her at the train station, leading to a “scary” situation for the content creator.

Streaming shooting has become a normal activity for die-hard Twitch fans who go too far. For the unaware, this happens when someone in Twitch chat views a streamer’s broadcast and uses clues in the environment to track down their actual location.

The fan then finds the streamer in person, trying to greet him. And while in the eyes of fans, it might just seem like an act of respect to see your favorite streamer, while in the context of the situation, it can very well cause discomfort and invasion of the streamer’s privacy.

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In the case of Shibuya Kaho, one fan knew that he had to take the last train after the broadcast ended. They waited for her at the Tokyo station and finally found her, much to her shock.

This meeting “scared [her] in so many ways…” Kaho actually had to “tell her fans”[please] do not look for me beyond the stream, even to say goodbye at the airport or on the train when [she is] traveler'”.

According to Kaho, the stream sniper incident “completely caught [her] off track when [she] I was walking home alone… [She] i thought the concept of streaming shooting is only when [they’re] Live.”

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Fans tend to be restrained when performing on their favorite streamers as their actions are recorded and can be judged by others online. In the case of Shibuya Kaho, the fan appeared when her cameras and broadcast were turned off. In other words, little protection of the content creator stream is no longer a factor.

Although Shibuya Kaho was safe, the meeting itself caused her great anxiety – a very legitimate reaction to the actions taken by her fans. Perhaps there was no bad intention, but the invasion of privacy and the lack of borders is a very real problem.

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