Meaning of the 🍅 emoji

I was watching a youtuber streaming when his audio cut out, everyone in the chat started spamming 聞こえない、音ない etc but there were also a lot of tomato :tomato: emojis. I can’t figure out why at all, nothing I’ve searched has provided anything related to this. The best I can guess is it’s related to 止まる in some way. Does anyone know if this is a common thing online, and where else it can be applied to?

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I found this:

So it seems to come from 止まった -> tomatta -> tmt -> トマト

主に、 ニコニコ生放送にて映像や音声が止まった際に使われる。

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Ah thank you!! That answers it perfectly.

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I’ve never seen this, but I thought it was going to be about throwing rotten tomatoes on stage when the public disagrees with a production! Glad it wasn’t so mean spirited after all.

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