Imagine tuning in to a live stream, ready and eager to see your favourite celebrity on the small screen, but wait… you’re greeted with a mere mass of black, muffled background noises and the influencer or celeb nowhere in sight.
It might sound ominous, but it’s exactly what fans of local actress Rebecca Lim experienced yesterday (30 Mar) when they tuned in to watch her live stream.
Here’s what happened.
Rebecca Lim Livestreamed a Black Screen from her Bag; Over 800 Fans Tuned in to Eavesdrop on Her Conversations
According to AsiaOne, who joined the live stream around the eight-minute mark, her phone appeared to be in a bag.
The actress was heard saying something that could not be made out because it was rather unclear. There were also other indiscernible muffled voices in the background.
Fans were eagerly anticipating some sort of dramatic reveal by the local actress, but they eventually realised that nothing was happening and that the live stream must have been a mistake.
Fans began to ask if anyone could reach Rebecca to inform her as it became clear that she was unaware that she had accidentally started a live stream.
Some even tagged Mediacorp and The Celebrity Agency, Rebecca’s management agency, in an attempt to attract their attention.
Rebecca eventually removed her phone from her bag, revealing a brief shot of her getting her hair and makeup done in a room.
The live stream then came to an abrupt end when someone approached the actress and informed her of what was going on.
Of course, this was an innocent blunder but it does raise concerns over the need to protect one’s privacy and be more careful in this age of social media when everything can be documented for the entire world to see.
Taiwan Livestreamer Fell Asleep With Camera On
In another similar incident that took place in February this year, a Taiwanese influencer fell asleep with her camera on and got the shock of her life when she woke up.
As many as 11,000 Twitch users were watching her sleep and she managed to earn NT$2,000 (S$95) within a single night.
You can read more about it here.
Featured Image: Image: Facebook (Rebecca Lim 林慧玲)