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South Korean Twitch streamer ‘scared to go live’ after harassers freed on bail

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    The South Korean Twitch streamer who was filmed being sexually harassed by two men in Mumbai is questioning her safety after her harassers were granted bail.

    “Scared to go live today,” tweeted the streamer, Mhyochi, whose real name is Hyojeong Park. “Will I be okay?”

    In the video of the incident, one of the men can be seen grabbing Park’s arm and pulling her towards a motorbike. When she pushes him away, he wraps his arm around her neck and tries to kiss her. As she tries to walk away, the two men follow her on the motorbike and ask her for her number. Mumbai Police reportedly arrested the duo, identified as Mobeen Chand and Mohd Shaikh, in nearby Bhadra hours after the video went viral on social media.

    Despite her experience, Park said she did not want people to make generalizations about the country.

    “This is an unfortunate thing to happen, but I don’t want to put any blame on it’s because of India,” she explained. “This could have happened everywhere in the world, and I really hate people started to say, ‘Oh, because it’s India.’ No, it’s not. You guys are just judging India with a video of five minutes me being harassed.”

    The two men, aged 19 and 21, were granted bail on a cash bond of Rs 15,000 (approximately $182) each by the Bandra metropolitan court on Tuesday

    The pair were also directed to cooperate with the case, according to their lawyer Zamir Khan.

    Some Twitter users reacted to Park’s tweet with words of encouragement:

    “As long as you have people like that guy who helped you, you are safe in India. And there’s around 75% of population is like that guy who helped you,” one user wrote. “Stay happy, enjoy your day.”

    “No problem those boys are definitely scared bcz Indian parents are very restrict about that,” wrote another user.

    However, other Twitter users, including prominent Indian influencers, have accused her of using the situation to promote her content.

    “Getting molested is something to brag about? It’s high time you realize, you are getting featured for others action, none of your deeds,” wrote Yogesh Yadav, an esports YouTuber who goes by “Celtz Roxx” online. “Have good time in India.”

    “She is just clout chasing now!” responded Sagar Thakur, an esports commentator known online as Maxtern.


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    Featured Image via @mhyochi / @Beaver_R6

     

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