Death of a livestreamer.
A man died in China last Tuesday after drinking at least seven bottles of Baijiu spirit during a livestream. Chinese media reported that the man was found dead 12 hours after going live. After this incident, discussions started on social media to impose stricter rules on the flourishing livestreaming industry of the country.
In fact, a Chinese livestreamer died after drinking excessive amounts of alcohol on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok. This person’s account was in the name of Brother Three Thousand. At the same time, this 34-year-old man has been identified as Wang. According to media reports, the Chinese man was an expert in drinking alcohol during the livestream. Please tell that Baijiu is a spirit, which contains up to 60 percent alcohol.
drink spirits as a punishment
According to media reports, on May 16, Wang participated in four competitions. In this, these people compete with each other to get maximum number of gifts from fans in less time. At the same time, he lost three rounds in this game, after which he had to drink bottles of Baijiu as a punishment. Other users said that he drank at least seven bottles that night.
found dead after 12 hours
At the same time, after midnight, Wang stopped his live streaming. His friend told a Chinese news outlet that he was found dead later in the afternoon. A man named Zhao said that by the time his family found him, he was already dead, without even getting a chance for emergency treatment. He was cremated on Saturday.
Ban on drinking alcohol during livestream
Douyin has already banned drinking during livestreams. Penalties for this include banning users from livestream competitions and being featured on the app. It is being told that Wang was banned on the app earlier also for drinking alcohol. But he had created a new account. Chinese media reported that Wang had more than 44,000 followers.
Last year a report by the authorities found that more than a billion Internet users were active on short video platforms such as Douyin. Its business is about 199 billion yuan ($28 billion; £22 billion).
many people have died
Let us tell you that in 2021, Yu Hailong, who became popular for eating large amounts of food on Douyin. But he died after prolonged high-intensity work. In 2018, livestreamer “Dafei”, who was known for drinking alcohol and cooking oil on camera. He too died soon after an online broadcast.