Pokimane explains the downside of Twitch compared to YouTube - Dexerto

Pokimane explains the downside of Twitch compared to YouTube

Published: 6/Apr/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys opened up about the differences between Twitch and YouTube during the April 5 episode of the OfflineTV Podcast. 

Pokimane is one of the top personalities on Twitch, as her laidback gaming broadcasts have built up a large audience. The star also boasts millions of followers across her Instagram and Twitter, making her a force to be reckoned with.

However during the latest episode of the Offline TV podcast, she explained why streaming sometimes has viewers that have a sense of “entitlement” compared to other mediums.

Pokimane on difference between Twitch and YouTube

During the podcast, Pokimane sat down with fellow members Yvonne, Michael Reeves, and LilyPichu where the group discussed a variety of topics – including their profession.

However during the conversation, the Twitch star opened up about the positives of YouTube, while also explaining the downside to streamers and their relationship with viewers.

“I do think it’s kind of nice how like, YouTube compared to streaming, like streaming facilitates that kind of feeling towards a content creator. Sort of like entitlement or feeling like you really know them. And feeling like you know them a lot better than they know you,” she said.

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The Offline TV had an in-depth discussion about streaming.

Pokimane also revealed that she sees similar kind of behavior on forums like Reddit, where threads exist about her, and the people posting act like they know her in real life.

“I also see so much of that in threads. Whether it’s Reddit threads, or other forums. It’s amazing how ongoing these threads are. I started realizing as I saw how ongoing they are year after year, I’m just living my life, and these people are just commenting,” she continued.

The streamer said she had felt frustration in the past, before letting it go. “Either way they are going to comment. It’s so out of my control that it’s not even worth giving input.”

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While many dream about becoming famous, there is no denying that being a public figure comes with its own set of problems. And according to the streamer, there are even different challenges between platforms such as YouTube and Twitch.

Regardless of the downsides, Pokimane continues to crush it, amassing over 4.2 million followers to her channel in 2020. The Moroccan-Canadian even launched her own successful clothing line in 2019.


TikTok star Zoe Laverne under fire for allegedly kissing underage fan

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal


TikTok star Zoe LaVerne is facing massive backlash after multiple videos surfaced of her allegedly kissing an underage fan. This comes days after leaked Instagram conversations from her ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt raised concerns of “very intense” interactions with an underage influencer.

A video on the ‘Def Noodles’ account featured a short clip showing the two. It was apparently only a short form of a much longer video showing more instances of the same behavior.

According to Def Noodles, LaVerne previously denied allegations of having a relationship with an underage person. This was in direct response to the allegations brought by Orlove’s hacked messages.

The video comes at a sensitive time for LaVerne, who was already getting heat for Orlove’s Instagram messages with VanPelt.

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Zoe LaVerne once again removed herself from Instagram after the latest allegations.

In them, Orlove’s leaked exchange shows that he “left (LaVerne) because of her interactions with Connor. They got very intense and it’s something I do not stand by whatsoever. It’s p**dophillia.”

Another message, this time from Orlove to LaVerne, shows he cut communication from her. “My lawyers will handle the rest,” he said in reference to the “toxic” breakup between the two TikTok personalities.

LaVerne, who deleted her Instagram in mid-September in response to a separate lip-syncing debacle, once again removed herself from the Facebook-owned social platform.

In a private fandom account known to be run by LaVerne, she gave a message to her fans for her renewed hiatus from Instagram after the videos came out.

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An Instagram message from a fan-account known to be run by LaVerne.

“Thank you for everything, really,” the account called ‘zlpfandom0.2’ wrote. “But for right now I don’t think I’ll be back on soial media again. I (still) have a lot to think about. I reall don’t wanna leave you guys but I’m tired of feeling this way. I’m tired of crying and hurting. It’s nothing but negativity to me anymore. I love you so much.”

LaVerne has over 17 million followers on TikTok and nearly 450,000 subscribers on YouTube. She’s been featured in TikToks and videos with other online celebrities ranging from Terin Sottile and ex-boyfriend Zephan Clark.

If the move offline is permanent, it’s not known if LaVerne will publicly respond to the latest videos that are surfacing.