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Pokimane explains why she keeps her relationship status under wraps

Published: 21/Jun/2019 23:36

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is no stranger to speculation and rumors about her love life, which she addressed in a June 21 YouTube video discussing fans’ assumptions about her private affairs.

Thanks to Pokimane’s status as one of Twitch’s most popular female streamers, she suffers constant questioning about her romantic escapades, with fans and critics alike pairing her with other streamers on the platform.

However, Pokimane hit back at these accusations in her YouTube video on the subject, humorously declaring that she isn’t currently dating anyone in spite of the rumors.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane is one of Twitch’s top female content creators, boasting over three million followers on the site.

“NO!” Anys shouted when approached with the question, explaining that she wouldn’t want to make her relationship public, even if she were dating someone.

“I don’t know if I would like, really want to put my relationship out there one I get into one,” she continued. “For example, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of couples out there who make their relationship public. …when they break up, they have to make that public, too. I don’t know if I wanna go through that, know what I’m saying?”

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Pokimane went on to explain that she doesn’t keep her love life private in hopes of gaining more thirsty fans, as many female streamers are accused of doing.

“A big reason why it bothers me to read stuff like this… is because I don’t think there’s anything I particularly do that justifies that assumption,” she said of the matter. “…I love communicating with my entire audience or random people however I can. I don’t like putting a price amount on it.”

Pokimane, Twitter / Yassuo, TwitchFans and critics alike constantly speculate about Pokimane’s love life, pairing her with fellow streamers like HasanAbi and her housemate, Fedmyster.

This wouldn’t be the first time Pokimane has hit back at accusations of hiding a relationship from fans, either; the streamer addressed speculation between herself and Twitch streamer HasanAbi on June 15, calling the rumors surrounding them “gross.”

“I really don’t like this,” Pokimane said of a meme about the two streamers. “Ehh…. nu-uh. You know, I actually tried… to separate myself from people once all that started happening. It was just gross.”

Pokimane has a huge following on Twitch, boasting over 3 million subscribers on the site as of June 21.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.