Like many female streamers, Pokimane is no stranger to receiving hate on the internet — but she’s now hit back at those accusing her of having a “fake persona.”
Pokimane has spent the last few years as one of the most popular female streamers out there, accruing millions of followers across her social media channels and building a solid career for herself.
That said, with that much support comes a lot of hate, too, and Poki often bears the brunt of it without complaining. Sometimes, though, it goes too far, and now she has called out those who make accusations against her and send hate her way.
In a tweet posted late on February 10, Poki says that because “people are gonna sh*t on me no matter what I do, I might as well do whatever the f**k I want.”
people are gonna shit on me no matter what i do, might as well do whatever the fuck i want.
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) February 10, 2021
This is a very strong stance and one that was heavily appreciated by many of her peers, with the likes of NICKMERCS and Karl Jacobs showing their support in the replies.
Pokimane expanded on her point during her Twitch stream the same day, saying that while she knows her fans don’t love her drawing attention to negative comments, it’s something she needs to talk about.
“It is so crazy to me to see stuff like this,” she says, reading out a hateful comment about her on Twitter. “Here’s one thing I’ve noticed: people will twist things into the very worst, most sensationalized, clickbait title they can be.”
She then explained what she believed the comment was referring to, before adding: “The cherry on top is, not only are you going to summarize my existence to ‘Every time you’re nice it’s just fake,’… The cherry on top is it doesn’t even matter if I ever apologize because then people are just going to say the apology’s bad.”
It goes without saying, and understandably so, Pokimane has had enough of comments such as these, something she has to put up with on a daily basis. She goes on to say how “demoralizing” it is to see these types of comments when she’s constantly trying to self-improve.
Whether this makes some of her haters online reconsider their stance remains to be seen, but it’s always worth remembering that our favorite content creators are people, too.