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Pokimane is capping how much Twitch fans can donate to her channel

Published: 2/Nov/2020 3:32 Updated: 2/Nov/2020 6:56

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Pokimane is no stranger to generosity and kindness, but now she’s taken it to the next level and placed a donation cap on her channel, urging her fans to support other streamers and causes with the excess.

It’s easy to have your head in the clouds when you’re one of the biggest streamers in the world. However, Iman “Pokimane” Anys couldn’t be more down-to-earth. She’s remained true to herself and her principles throughout the years, and often made headlines for all the right reasons.

What’s more, Pokimane has embraced the age-old saying: “With great power, comes great responsibility.” In addition to entertaining her fans and viewers, she’s become a force of good and has even dabbled in a bit of politics.

Two weeks ago, she encouraged her viewers to stop giving influencers and famous people free stuff. Instead, she alluded to the fact they should focus on themselves and their lives, and only give what they can, within reason.

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Twitch: Pokimane
Pokimane is doing her best to be a positive influence on others.

Now, she’s practiced what she’s preached, and placed a cap on how much money fans and viewers can donate to her Twitch channel. Of course, it’s a little different than the scenario mentioned above, but it shows how much she actually cares.

“Worked with @streamlabs to create a donation cap of $5 for my channel!” she said. “Thank you for supporting me to the point where I consider anything more than that unnecessary.”

Of course, that would have been wholesome enough. However, in typical Pokimane fashion, she took it to the next level and urged generous donators to support other streamers, causes, and themselves.

“To anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves,” she said.

Pokimane also made the announcement to her viewers on Twitch. However, she also had some kind words for her fans, thanking them for their support.

“I just really want to thank you guys for supporting me when I was in high school [and] when I was 20 thousand dollars in university,” she said. “To the… lucky place where I am today… where I consider anything more than [5 dollars] unnecessary.”

Naturally, it sparked a bit of a debate on social media, as is the tradition in the modern world. Some people felt like it was something she could afford to, and a small trade-off for good publicity. However, they were a vocal minority.

Most people lauded her for the decision. The overwhelming consensus was that it was a noble and respectable move. They also claimed it set a wonderful precedent for other immensely popular streamers to follow.

Either way, it’s still a nice gesture and a reminder of how down-to-earth and level-headed Pokimane really is.

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TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.

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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.