Pokimane has hilarious punishment for fans who insult her pet cat

Published: 29/Jun/2019 19:34 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 19:38

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys isn’t the only star of her live broadcasts: sometimes, her pet cat Mimi steals the show, although some fans are poking fun at her furry friend for putting on too many pounds.

Anys adopted the adorable feline over one year ago, around June 2018, after a months-long search for just “the right kitten.”

In Mimi’s time with Anys, it appears that the Ragdoll breed has gotten a bit heavy – that is, according to some fans, who Pokimane called out for their comments during a stream on June 28.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane searched for months for “the right kitten,” finally deciding on the adorable Ragdoll breed Mimi.

Anys was distracted by her pet during the broadcast when a few fans accused Mimi of being “just fat,” to which the streamer gave a hilarious threat in return for their “insults” toward the animal.

“She’s not fat!” Pokimane contested. “Anyone who calls my cat fat gets a seven-year ban. Yeah, that’s how long you need to repent for. Seven years.”

However, Pokimane’s “ban” turned out to be a humorous “curse,” with the streamer claiming that she’d “baited” her fanbase in order to advocate for animal rights.

“When I said seven year ban, I meant seven years of bad luck,” she continued. “Congratulations, you just cursed yourself for seven whole years. How does it feel, huh? That’s what you get for being mean to an animal. They can’t even hear you. They don’t even know what’s going on, and you’re being mean to them!”

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane and Mimi are two peas in a pod.

Pokimane herself has even commented on Mimi’s weight in the past, calling her pet “thicc” in a few good-natured posts about the animal.

However, Pokimane’s efforts to adopt a cat weren’t all sunshine and roses: prior to adopting Mimi, she streamer had her heart set on another cat available at a PetSmart location, which required her to meet with staff at a certain date and time to adopt the animal.

While Pokimane rushed to the location after filming for YouTubers React, it turns out she was too late – the streamer had arrived just as another couple were adopting the feline, in a turn of events that she claimed “broke her heart.”

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Despite this setback, Pokimane is now a dedicated cat mom to Mimi – and she’s even willing to “curse” fans for poking fun at her beloved pet.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

Twitter: @ArnauVidal
A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.