Popular streamer Johnny Somali has once again found himself in trouble with the law in Japan, this time for streaming without permission in a restaurant.
Known for his divisive broadcasts, Johnny Somali, whose real name is Ismael Ramsey Khalid, currently resides in Japan and has garnered attention for his controversial behavior.
As a US citizen, Somali has earned a reputation for taunting Japanese locals by repeatedly mentioning sensitive topics like “Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
In the past, Somali’s provocative actions have led to incidents of violence towards him, with angry individuals confronting him during his live streams and even physically harming him.
Last September, Somali was arrested for trespassing on a construction site, where he repeatedly shouted “Fukushima,” referring to the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan.
In response to this issue, Cabinet Secretary Matsuno publicly addressed the problem and condemned streamers like Somali for invading privacy and causing nuisances.
Recent reports confirm that Somali has once again been arrested, this time for “forcible obstruction of business.” On October 12, the Osaka Prefectural Police apprehended both Somali and another American man for broadcasting inside a restaurant in Osaka’s Chuo Ward.
Investigators allege that Somali disrupted the restaurant’s operations by entering the kitchen while streaming and playing loud music.
This latest incident is just one in a string of news surrounding Somali after his previous arrest last month.
As of now, it remains unclear what Somali’s current situation is, but we will provide updates on Dexerto as more information becomes available.