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Pokimane accidentally drops hilarious response to “Twitch sexism” rant

Published: 7/Jan/2020 4:49 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 4:22

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys descended into peals of laughter after her fans gave her a near-perfect clip to play right after she listened to fellow streamer Peachachoo’s viral “sexism and misogyny” rant.

Peachachoo opened fire on an unnamed “large creator” on Twitch, who she suggested had forged an “extremely disheartening” culture of sexism. According to the Just Chatting streamer, this unnamed star was at the center of a growing issue on the broadcasting platform, which was seeing female streamers treated “poorly.”

Pokimane reacted to the now-viral clip on January 6, and her response — both her initial reaction, and the added accidental clip moments later — combined to send the popular Twitch star into fits of laughter.

Twitch: PeachachooPeachachoo opened fire on what she perceives as a “sexist” culture on Twitch during her January 5 broadcast.

Pokimane reacts to Peachachoo’s “sexism” rant

In Peachachoo’s clip from January 5, the Just Chatting streamer was asked about her opinion on the rise of “incels” (involuntary celibates) online.

She didn’t hold back in her scathing assessment, suggesting the term ‘incels’ was instead a moniker for “sexists and misogynists” who were sharing and advocating for a certain, dangerous, kind of culture on Twitch.

“It’s extremely disheartening to see a person with those really strong sexist opinions being followed by so many people,” she added. “I think that’s really sad.”

Pokimane, who had been watching along with the rant, paused the video and changed her streaming camera to an extreme close-up, staring straight at her fans as if to deliver a silent message about what Peachachoo had been saying.

A fan quickly shared with her a link to Tyler ‘Trainwrecks’ Niknam’s recent broadcast, which she later admitted she thought was going to be a comment reaction. Instead, it was Train simply repeating “true” over and over again.

“True… yeah, that’s pretty true,” Trainwrecks said, unknowingly agreeing with Peachachoo’s sentiments. Pokimane descended into uncontrollable laughter as the clip continued. “That’s true, that’s pretty true. I mean, that’s f**king true yeah.”

Funny, but purely accidental, says Pokimane

The Twitch star, still laughing from the timing of the clip, eventually rallied herself enough to make sure her fans, and Train himself, didn’t think she was implying anything from sharing the clip, and pointed at a rogue fan as the reason it had come up at all.

“Someone in my chat linked that, holy sh*t,” she said, still fighting back laughter. “I thought it was going to be Train responding to it. That’s actually so funny, holy sh*t.”

While Pokimane didn’t directly respond to Peachachoo’s callout, it stands to reason many would be interested in what she thinks about it all, especially considering she’s been a leading female streamer since her explosion in popularity in 2017.

Whether or not she’ll comment, however, remains to be seen. She recently weighed in on another streaming rant, this time from InvaderVie, who tore into a viewer suggesting she was simply a “Twitch thot.”

Pokimane may have said more on that subject at the time but, for the most part, the 23-year-old has attempted to stay out of any inter-Twitch warfare in regards to culture, so don’t be surprised if she doesn’t come back to Peachachoo’s rant again.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

Twitch streamer Granny begins a broadcast.
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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.