Top images: Screengrabs of what were apparently gang signs being flashed at a Bigo event.
At a Bigo event held at VLV restaurant located on Singapore’s Clark Quay district last night, a sizeable gang presence was allegedly spotted by prominent Bigo-ers.
Most vocal of them was a streamer named LC, who called on his audience to record the video and inform the Secret Societies Branch (SSB) of Singapore’s police force. Comments of ‘369’ and ‘gang poem’ began to flood his stream as watchers both laughed at what was happening and lamented how Bigo had turned into something like this.
Some of the commenters seemed to recognise what they were hearing, and LC looked visibly upset as he watched alleged gang members dancing and jumping in a circle as they chanted gang poems.
The event, held by Bigo, was meant to be both a ‘Christmas White Party’ and a meet-and-greet session for fans to finally see their favourite streamers in person. There were also performances as part of Bigo’s ongoing #BIGOLIVESTAR2016 talent show.
As this story develops, anyone who was present at the event last night and has more information about what happened can write in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, stay tuned tomorrow for our follow-up feature story on how the app has changed since we last wrote about it.