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Pokimane and Greekgodx give heartwarming advice to bullied teen

Published: 13/Oct/2019 0:16 Updated: 13/Oct/2019 1:04

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys and Dimitri “Greekgodx” Antonatos are two of Twitch’s top streamers, boasting sizeable audiences and offering a variety of content – including broadcasts where they give advice to fans.

Pokimane went live in a joint stream with Greek on October 12, where the two gave out both dating and general life advice to curious fans.

Between the hilarious banter and more serious romantic discussions came a somber message from a 14-year-old viewer, who claimed that he was being bullied at school and had just been rejected by a girl he liked.

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“Hey Poki, I get bullied at school,” the fan wrote. “I’m fourteen, and I asked out this girl. She said, ‘Uh, I don’t know about that,’ and I got laughed at. Please help me.”

“I’m sorry to hear that,” Pokimane replied. “Honestly, you’re so young. Don’t worry about that. Everybody gets rejected a few times when they’re young.”

However, Greek didn’t seem to be pleased with Anys’s response, going on to give an encouraging speech to the youngster in light of his current plight.

“No – that can actually mold somebody for the rest of their lives, Pokimane,” he argued. “I was bullied when I was younger, too. …this is what you do, mate. You’re getting bullied, right? You don’t fit in. That’s fine, dude. I didn’t fit in at school, and look at me now, man. I’m at the tippy-top, dude.”

Pokimane went on to give the teen more pointers, advising him to find a “safe space” – whether online or IRL – to make connections with others, aside from his bullies at school.

“I think finding a safe space helps so much,” she said. “…When I was in high school, I always had an online group of friends to play games with, even if I I didn’t see them at school, or whatever it was. I think it still helped me to have those friendships and it reassured me that there are people out there that like me.”

While Pokimane has given fans more humorous advice in the past, both her and Greek’s words came from the heart – and hopefully helped the teen in need.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”