Wednesday, April 19, 2023 –A local content creator, Miss Trudy, known for her travel and lifestyle content, was involved in a messy altercation with the police at an airport.
In the video which Homenews.co.ke has received on its news desk, Trudy can be seen ranting about harassment from law enforcers at a Mombasa airport.
In her account of what happened, she claimed security members swarmed her and her crew effectively halting the filming exercise before arresting them altogether.
“We got arrested for filming at the Airport! This is getting out of control! We have a right to create content without intimidation. I am a Kenyan! Watch full video on my YouTube channel!” she ranted.
In her understanding, content creators ‘have a right to create content without intimidation’ and that getting manhandled – and arrested – while filming, was a situation ‘getting out of control’.
“Guys, we’re being harassed at the airport, these guys actually want to arrest us because we are filming,” an angered Trudy says. “No, this is getting out of control, this is too much. Infact, they went and brought the police to arrest me because I’m creating content.
“This is Kenya! I’m just creating content. I’m leaving Mombasa, I’m going back to Nairobi, someone stops me at the entrance, starts harassing me telling me to stop creating content! I’m just tired!” Trudy continues to rant in the now-viral clip.
From the video which this writer has watched, it is clear that the vlogger was blocking an entrance at the airport and could not be told to move even an inch.
This behaviour was not met favorably by most of her Twitter followers, with many castigating her for her ‘rudeness’ and ‘entitlement’ while reminding her that most airports, globally, are film-free zones.
Celebrated Media personality Saddique Shaban was one of the people who blasted Trudy for her apparent impudence calling her actions ‘complete ignorance’.
“This is what is wrong with ignorant and uneducated Gen Z “content creators”. Armed with unrefined skills in ethics, law and common sense, they imagine owning recording devices allows them entitled, unfaltered and unlimited access into all spaces, situations and people’s privacy.
“This child needs help. She’s utterly clueless and untaught. This is annoyance, criminal trespassing and violation of privacy and personal space at the very least. Most of these uncultured yahoos doing “content creation” are doltish pests on cheap trips of despicable voyeurism,” he reacted.
This comment received several likes from other users who castigated content creators for their entitlement when at work.
Many argued that the travel vlogger ignorantly thought she was on the right side of the law by ranting after she was stopped from filming the airport.