Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, and stands out as the top female streamer, but she wants other female streamers to change their ways.
The majority of the upper echelon of channels on Twitch are males, but there are many popular female streamers too, although the reason that they attract audiences isn’t always the same.
Within the community of female streamers, there have been accusations that some of them ruin it for others, and Pokimane wants a change in attitude.
With almost three million followers, Pokimane is in a unique position, with nearly two million followers more than the next biggest female streamers, AriGameplays and KittyPlays, who have just over one million each.
In somewhat of a leadership role among female streamers, Pokimane took to Twitter on February 23, and called out the toxicity that can exist.
Calling out “female streamers that actively and exclusively hate on other female streamers”, Pokimane suggested that they “get a new hobby.”
if you’re a female streamer that actively and exclusively hates on other female streamers, I strongly suggest picking up a hobby lmao. That type of attitude isn’t gonna get you anywhere good.
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) February 24, 2019
It seems Anys had one or two people in mind in particular when she sent out the Tweet, but said it wasn’t worth calling them out by name.
Pokimane’s rise to the top 20 most followed channels on Twitch (currently 12th overall) will serve as inspiration to other female streamers that they too can make it among the most popular streamers, which is still largely male-dominated.
But, perhaps they will need to heed Pokimane’s advice about building each other up, rather than tearing each other down, to do so.