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Pokimane calls out fan for “thicc” comment after IRL meetup

Published: 13/Feb/2020 0:04

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch star and internet personality Imane “Pokimane” Anys is no stranger to being labeled as “thicc” online — but one fan took the comment a bit too far after meeting up with her in real life.

Pokimane is one of Twitch’s top broadcasters, boasting more than 3.8 million followers due to her popular gaming live streams and hilarious interactions with fans.

However, the star is also known for a specific term that is often linked with her in Google searches: namely “thicc,” which denotes a curvy figure.

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is often searched alongside another term, which a fan used to describe her after scoring a picture together.

While she has addressed the topic before, appearing to find the connotation somewhat humorous, she couldn’t help but roll her eyes at a fan who recoginzed her while she was shopping at a mall.

According to Pokimane, the fan asked for a photo, which he then posted to Instagram with the caption, “Just met Poki, she’s so f*cking thicc.”

Pokimanelol, Instagram
Pokimane is known for her hilarious interactions with fans – one of which took an unexpected turn after a surprise IRL meetup.

Of course, the streamer couldn’t help but call out the viewer during her broadcast, claiming that she knew he was a fan of her Fortnite content and that he could have been a bit more tactful with his Instagram caption.

“Bro this one time — and I knew this was a Fortnite viewer — this guy saw me at the mall, and he was like, ‘Oh my god, are you Poki? Can we take a photo?’” she recounted. “…to be fair, I was looking pretty thicc in the picture, but like…still, you know, you could be a little nicer about it.”

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As previously mentioned, this isn’t the first time Anys has spoken out about the “thicc” term: in fact, she addressed the matter during a YouTube “Google search” video in 2019, where she noted the absurd amount of fake photos that have taken rise due to her popularity.

“There’s a particular other term that is searched alongside my name,” she laughingly admitted. “The problem with this being the most searched term is that I’ve even seen some articles that think my last name is ‘Thicc.’”

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No matter the case, it doesn’t look like Pokimane is outrunning the “thicc” comments anytime soon, despite being well-established in her professional streaming career.

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Twitter erupts as Tommyinnit leaks Addison Rae in Dream SMP Minecraft server

Published: 17/Jan/2021 0:32

by Theo Salaun

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Worlds collide and Twitter explodes as Twitch streamer Tommyinnit surprisingly leaked that TikTok superstar Addison Rae is in the Dream SMP (survival multiplayer) Minecraft Discord server.

Founded by the Dream Team, the private, whitelisted Dream SMP Minecraft server is a world of roleplay, drama and, above all else, entertainment. Familiar with their fair share of intriguing characters, fans are now pushing the limits of curiosity and excitement at the possibility that a mainstream, TikTok icon could be stepping into the Minecraft players, Twitch streamers and YouTubers’ arena.

Dream, the faceless persona behind the server, has a hefty 16 million subscribers on YouTube. Tommyinnit, the teenage Englishman and one of the world’s fastest-growing streamers, has 3 million followers on Twitch. Rae, who jumped into fame for clean dance moves, has 34 million followers on Instagram and 75 million on TikTok.

During a Twitch stream, Tommyinnit couldn’t contain himself as he noticed Rae in the Dream SMP’s Discord general channel. Expressing serious surprise and confusion, the streamer discussed her presence and quickly lit social media ablaze as fans debate what said presence could entail.

While gaming once felt like a niche domain, internet celebs like Rae and James Charles, or even US politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all dabbled in the streaming world at the height of Among Us popularity. 

Unfortunately, Rae’s specific crossover experience in the Twitch streaming world was less than ideal as she encountered serious backlash for her Among Us session with Pokimane, Corpse Husband and, in what could now be considered a sneak peek, Dream.

Undeterred by that hate, it appears that Rae’s interest in gaming is unfazed. And, to the delight of those who prefer positive energy over hate, the Dream SMP fans seem to be taking this leak in a much funnier, confusedly entertained light than Twitch chat had.

It remains unclear whether or not Rae will take an actual role within the Dream SMP or if she was simply testing the water by joining the Discord. When Tommyinnit later tried inviting the TikTok superstar to voice chat, she ignored the request, prompting him to jokingly call her a “d**khead.”

With this leaked quasi-involvement already thrusting social media into a frenzied state, one can only imagine the potential for content if “Draem SMP” becomes a reality.