Kick streamer Johnny Somali criminally charged in Japan

Johnny Somali

Johnny Somali, an infamous nuisance streamer on Kick has been formally charged in Japan with “forcible obstruction of business”.

While Somali got up to multiple alleged crimes in Japan, his single charge right now is for his antics in a beef bowl restaurant in Osaka. At the restaurant, Somali recorded customers and employees, seemingly without their consent. According to the Sankei News:

On the 2nd, the Osaka District Public Prosecutors Office charged Ismael Ramsey Khalid (24), a.k.a. Johnny Somali, a U.S. citizen who caused a nuisance at a restaurant in Minami, Osaka, with forceful obstruction of business. Indicted.

The streamer was most recently arrested when he trespassed on a construction site. Somali became infamous on the internet after he allegedly harassed women in Japan and taunted Japanese citizens about the deaths in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, allegedly saying: “You know Hiroshima, Nagasaki? Why did you do Pearl Harbor? You know what we do to you. We destroy, because you don’t know how to behave. We will do it again, you understand?”

Other nuisance streamers have also flocked to Japan in recent months, committing alleged crimes and filming them for content. They likely do this under the misconception that they won’t be arrested or charged due to their status as foreign citizens.



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