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Pokimane criticizes “impatient” Twitch viewers for being “disrespectful”

Published: 1/Nov/2019 12:41 Updated: 1/Nov/2019 13:12

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys took aim at her ‘impatient’ viewers who spam emotes to suggest something is boring – explaining that it’s “worrisome” that they have short attention spans. 

Pokimane finally made her return to Twitch on October 30 after taking a few days off in order to put some time aside for herself.

The most popular female streamer on Twitch has close to 3.5 million followers on the live streaming platform but that doesn’t mean her fans fall head over heels for everything she does. Sometimes they’ll call for her to skip over something she finds interesting, which doesn’t exactly win favor with Poki.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is closing in on having 4 million YouTube subscribers.

During her return stream, the popular broadcaster had been watching a few videos when some members of her chat took issue with them – spamming the ResidentSleeper emote to suggest it was boring. 

After a few minutes of said spam, Pokimane hit back. “You guys put me in a rough situation, yeah you, like sometimes I just want to talk about random s**t and explore it with chat, and when you guys just start spamming ResidentSleeper, whether it’s me or someone else’s channel, no streamer will ever appreciate that,” the streamer stated. 

Poki wasn’t finished there, though. She added: “At the end of the day, you know, it’s my fricking stream and I wish I could just inject some patience into you! Like, you literally cannot hear about something for five minutes in order to discuss it. More than it is annoying, it’s like worrisome, I worry about you guys – when was the last time you read a book?”

The streamer put that question back to her chat, with some suggesting that the video in question – which was five minutes long – equated to the length of a novel, leaving her stunned. 

“Imagine thinking a five-minute video is a book!” she said. “Alls I’m saying is, for starters, it’s disrespectful and secondly, I want you guys to have a longer attention span than that of a goldfish.”

That jokingly gave Poki an idea for a new chat name, as she labeled them as “goldfishes,” even though chat answered back with fish-emote spam. 

Whether or not Pokimane’s viewers will heed her calls and be a bit more attentive moving forward remains to be seen, but at least now she’s got her feelings out in the open. 

Streamers do hold quite a bit of sway over controlling their chat so it wouldn’t be shocking to see the ResidentSleeper spam become a thing of the past when it’s all said and done.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.