IShowSpeed expresses safety concerns after a recent swatting incident in a new home – YouTube streaming star IShowSpeed has once again fallen victim to the dangerous and potentially life-threatening practice of swatting. The incident occurred during one of his live streams in his recently revealed $10 million house.
Swatting involves making a false emergency services call to lead armed police to the victim’s location, often streamed live for an audience to witness.
IShowSpeed got swatted live on stream in his new house pic.twitter.com/LaJnZac53U
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IShowSpeed expresses safety concerns after a recent swatting incident in a new home
In the midst of his stream, IShowSpeed visibly alarmed viewers as he realized he was being swatted. Expressing shock, he took immediate precautions for his safety, removing his headphones, lowering the screen behind his streaming setup, and briefly stepping away to address the situation.
This swatting incident comes just days after IShowSpeed showcased his newly purchased multimillion-dollar home, making the incident even more unsettling. Notably, this is not the first time the content creator has faced such a threat. In August 2022, he was handcuffed by police during a livestream after being swatted.
Swatting has unfortunately become a recurrent issue within the streaming community, affecting prominent figures like Adin Ross and xQc. The severity of these incidents has led to increased calls for action to prevent swatting and ensure the safety of content creators.
After the recent swatting, IShowSpeed took to Snapchat to share an update with his audience, expressing his frustration and emphasizing the potential dangers associated with swatting. In a stern warning, he stated, “Don’t ever do that again in your life, bro. I could have really died. I had guns to my face.”
IShowSpeed’s swatting incidents have now become a recurring plot twist that no one signed up for. The recurring nature of swatting incidents raises concerns about the safety of content creators in the online space. It remains to be seen how the community and law enforcement will address and mitigate such incidents in the future.