Jinny has come under fire from Twitch fans for filming a conversation with a UK security officer in the building he was working in without permission, and then lying about it, which might be against Twitch’s Terms of Service.
UPDATE – September 17 at 12:56 PM EST
Twitch streamer Jinny has denied doing anything wrong. One day after the IRL stream incident with the security guard, she admitted that while she could have handled things better, she “didn’t do anything against the rules.”
“There were better things I could have done, like maybe I could have turned it to BRB. There are a lot of things that could have gone better,” she said. “I stream for 10 hours a day every day, of course I don’t make the best decision after 10 hours every f**king time.”
It will be interesting to see how Twitch handles the situation or if they agree that she didn’t break any rules.
Original story follows…
Jinny has documented her travels on Twitch in the form of IRL streams for several years now, and her fans can’t get enough of it.
However, a recent incident with a UK security officer is gaining traction after he told her she wasn’t allowed to record in the lobby of The Shard, a popular tourist destination. She lied and said she wasn’t, which may have been broken Twitch’s rules.
The conversation started when the security officer asked Jinny, who was pointing the camera at the ground, if she was recording on her phone in that area. She lied about it and said no, which prompted him to call her over.
“Are you recording here or not? What are you doing?” the guard asked. The Twitch star replied: “I’m a live streamer, and so I was going to film upstairs when I go up.”
However, the security officer didn’t buy it and urged her to delete anything she recorded, saying that it’s not allowed here. And that was the end of it.
Many people believe that Jinny may have breached Twitch’s Terms of Service, which states that streamers cannot create, upload, transmit, distribute, or store content that is unlawful and invasive of privacy or publicity rights.
The building’s official website states that filming and recording are allowed for personal and non-commercial use only. However, it appears that they can only do it on levels 69 and 72, which is where the tourist attraction is.