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“To put it bluntly, it’s kind of gross and uncomfortable…”

Japan has a complex relationship with YouTubers. On the one hand, it’s constantly among the top of professions that children aspire to be. But on the other hand, people hate them.

Especially in a country where people value being able to ride in silence even on trains, having a nice moment interrupted by someone filming themselves to post on the Internet is seen as particularly selfish and annoying.

Which is why one popular Kyoto ramen shop, Ginjo Ramen Kubota, has decided to put a stop to it in the most blunt way possible:

▼ In the interest of customers being able to eat in peace, YouTubers have been banned. (Translation below)

ユーチューバーの方のご来店について
お知らせ
最近ユーチューブやってます。撮影させてもらいます。って方が増えていますが今後当店ご来店禁止させて頂きます。
はっきり言っていきなり営業中に来て動画撮り始めて正直気持ち悪いし怖いし他のお客さんにも迷惑かかります。今後うちはお断りします。

— 吟醸らーめん久保田 (@ramenkubotagumi) October 9, 2021

“Concerning YouTubers Coming to Our Shop
A Notice:
Recently, people have come to our shop saying, “I’m a YouTuber. I’m going to take some videos.” But from here on, we are banning them from coming to our shop.
To put it bluntly, it’s kind of gross and uncomfortable to come in during business hours and just start taking videos, and it it bothers the other customers too. We will not allow them in from now on.”

Well it doesn’t get more straightforward than that!

The shop doesn’t go into more detail than that tweet, but based on the clear-cut wording we’d have to imagine that they were pushed to the edge by several incidents. Due to the fact that’re they’re a well-known ramen shop in Kyoto, this could be something they had to deal with nearly daily.

Also, while they’re specifically calling out YouTubers here, it’s probably safe to assume that the ban applies to livestreaming to Twitch and other platforms too.

Overall, most other netizens seemed to agree with their take on banning YouTubers:

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